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Belgium Adopts Law Reforming the Belgian Privacy Commission

On January 10, 2018, the Law of 3 December 2017 creating the Data Protection Authority was published in the Belgian Official Gazette. It replaces the Belgian Privacy Commission with the Belgian Data Protection Authority, since the current Belgian Privacy Commission has limited prosecutorial powers and no direct sanctioning powers.… Continue Reading

Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

On October 24, 2017, an opinion issued by the EU’s Advocate General Bot rejected Facebook’s assertion that its EU data processing activities fall solely under the jurisdiction of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. The opinion relates to the CJEU case C-210/16, under which the German courts sought to clarify whether the DPA in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein could take action against Facebook regarding its use of web tracking technologies on a German education provider’s fan page without first providing notice. … Continue Reading

CIPL Issues Discussion Paper on Regulating for Results: Strategies and Priorities for Leadership and Engagement

On September 25, 2017, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP issued a discussion paper on Regulating for Results: Strategies and Priorities for Leadership and Engagement. The paper aims to stimulate dialogue about strategies and priorities for data protection authorities by putting forward a number of key questions.… Continue Reading

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
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