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Lisa Sotto Invited to Speak at Privacy Shield’s First Annual Joint Review

On September 18, 2017, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce kicked off their first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. To aid in the review, the Department invited a few industry leaders, including Hunton & Williams' partner Lisa Sotto to speak about their experiences during the first year of the Privacy Shield.… Continue Reading

EU Publishes Measures to Strengthen EU Cybersecurity Structures and Capabilities

On September 13, 2017, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on improving the EU’s cybersecurity. This blog entry provides highlights on the Joint Communication’s key recommendations. … Continue Reading

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

Hunton & Williams' Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers prepared several chapters in the recently released The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, including the opening chapter on “All Change for Data Protection: The European Data Protection Regulation." This blog entry provides a link to access the relevant chapters.… Continue Reading

UK House of Lords Recommends Pursuit of EU Adequacy Decision

Recently, the European Union Committee of the UK’s House of Lords published its paper, Brexit: the EU data protection package. The Paper urges the UK government to make good on its stated aim of maintaining unhindered and uninterrupted data flows between the UK and EU after Brexit, and examines the options available to ensure that this occurs. … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on Data Processing at Work

The Article 29 Working Party issued an Opinion on data processing at work, which complements the Working Party's previous guidance on the processing of personal data in the employment context and on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace. This blog entry provides highlights on the Opinion.… Continue Reading

UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

With just under one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation becomes law across the European Union, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has continued its efforts to help businesses prepare for the new law, including by issuing updated guidance and its Information Rights Strategic Plan 2017-2021. The ICO also has taken steps to address its own role post-Brexit.… Continue Reading

Privacy Shield First Annual Joint Review to Take Place in September 2017

On May 29, 2017, a high-level EU Commission official and Politico reported that the primary objective of the first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, to take place in September 2017, is not to obtain more concessions from the U.S. regarding Europeans’ privacy safeguards, but rather to monitor the current U.S. administration’s work and steer U.S. privacy debates to prevent privacy safeguards from deteriorating.… Continue Reading
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