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Article 29 Working Party and EDPS Release Opinions on the ePrivacy Directive

On July 25, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor released their respective Opinions regarding the evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications. Both the Working Party and the EDPS stressed that new rules should complement the protections available under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. … Continue Reading

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: A How-To Guide

Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and associate Chris Hydak recently published an article in Law360 entitled “The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: A How-To Guide,” detailing the Privacy Shield principles, the benefits of certification, how the Shield will be enforced, and the challenges and risks associated with the future of the Privacy Shield. This blog post contains a link to the full article. … Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts Privacy Shield

On July 12, 2016, the EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the formal adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which is composed of an Adequacy Decision and accompanying Annexes. … Continue Reading

EU Member States Approve Privacy Shield

On July 8, 2016, EU representatives on the Article 31 Committee approved the final version of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to permit transatlantic transfers of personal data from the EU to the U.S.… Continue Reading

French Parliament Rejects Data Localization Amendment

On June 30, 2016, a joint committee composed of representatives from both chambers of the French Parliament reached a common position on the French ‘Digital Republic’ Bill that rejects the data localization amendment previously approved by the French Senate, but significantly amends other aspects of the French Data Protection Act. … Continue Reading

Complete Our GDPR Readiness Survey

With the EU Data Protection Regulation enacted and due to come into force in May 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams and AvePoint have launched a global survey to enable organizations to benchmark their readiness for the GDPR. This blog post contains a link to the survey. … Continue Reading

Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection

Hunton & Williams announces its participation with the Global Legal Group in the publication of the third edition of the book The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2016. The guide provides corporate counsel and international practitioners with a comprehensive worldwide legal analysis of the laws and regulations relating to data protection. … Continue Reading

U.S. Government Seeks to Join Schrems Case

On June 13, 2016, the U.S. government expressed its wish to join the legal proceedings brought by Max Schrems concerning the validity of international data transfers under EU Standard Contractual Clauses. … Continue Reading

EU and U.S. Sign Umbrella Agreement

On June 2, 2016, the European Union and the U.S. signed an Umbrella Agreement, which, if approved, will implement a comprehensive data protection framework for criminal law enforcement cooperation. The European Council will adopt a decision on the Umbrella Agreement after obtaining consent from the European Parliament.… Continue Reading

New Do-Not-Call List Launched in France

On June 1, 2016, a new do-not-call list was implemented in France. French residents who do not wish to receive marketing phone calls may register their landline or mobile phone number online at www.bloctel.gouv.fr.… Continue Reading
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