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U.S.-EU Data Transfer Agreement for Law Enforcement Nearing Completion

On September 8, 2015, representatives from the U.S. Government and the European Commission initialed a draft agreement known as the Protection of Personal Information Relating to the Prevention, Investigation, Detection and Prosecution of Criminal Offenses, which is intended to govern the cross-border transfer of personal information for law enforcement purposes. … Continue Reading

ICO to Investigate Data Sharing for Marketing by UK Charities

On September 2, 2015, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced an investigation into the data sharing practices of charities in the United Kingdom. The announcement follows the publication of an article in a UK newspaper highlighting the data sharing and marketing practices of certain charities.… Continue Reading

CIPL Comments on the Indonesian Draft Data Protection Regulation with New White Paper on Cross-Border Data Transfers Mechanism

On August 20, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (“CIPL”) filed comments to the Indonesian Draft Regulation proposed by the Minister of Communication and Information (RPM) of the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Systems. The comments were limited to the issue of cross-border data transfers and were submitted in … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Opinion on Drones

On June 16, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an Opinion on Privacy and Data Protection Issues relating to the Utilization of Drones. This blog entry contains highlights of the Opinion, which provides guidance on the application of data protection rules to the manufacture and use of drones.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Updated Guidance on BCRs for Processors

The Article 29 Working Party has released a revised version of its explanatory document on the use of BCRs by data processors, which was originally published in April 2013. The Working Party’s revisions focus on the question of how non-EU processors should respond to legally binding requests for personal data received pursuant to BCRs from local law enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies.… Continue Reading

French Data Protection Authority Reveals 2015 Inspection Program

On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015, announcing that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections. This blog entry provides a summary of the program.… Continue Reading