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New Safe Harbor Deal Between EU and U.S. May Be Imminent

According to Bloomberg BNA, Paul F. Nemitz, Director for Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship at the Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission, said at a privacy conference that he hoped a new U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement would be reached by the evening of Monday, February 1, 2016.… Continue Reading

Taiwan Amends Personal Data Protection Law

Taiwan’s Office of the President recently issued an order to promulgate certain amendments to Taiwan’s Personal Data Protection Law. The Amendments revise 12 articles in the PDPL concerning the collection and use of sensitive personal data, the form of consent for the collection of non-sensitive personal data, and the imposition of criminal liability for certain violations of the PDPL. … Continue Reading

China Enacts Administrative Measures for Online Payment Businesses

Recently, the People's Bank of China published Administrative Measures for Online Payment Business of Non-bank Payment Institutions. These measures were enacted to provide further details on the regulation of the online payment business in supplement to earlier measures published on June 14, 2010.… Continue Reading

Anti-Terrorism Law Enacted in China

On December 27, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China published the P.R.C. Anti-Terrorism Law. The law was enacted in response to a perceived growing threat from extremists and terrorists, particularly in regions in Western China, and came into effect on January 1, 2016.… Continue Reading

The EU General Data Protection Regulation

On December 17, 2015, after three years of drafting and negotiations, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union reached an informal agreement on the final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which is backed by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.… Continue Reading

Deal on EU Data Protection Regulation Imminent

Jan Philip Albrecht, MEP and Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, indicated earlier today that the final negotiations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation are imminent.… Continue Reading

APEC Leaders Reinforce Commitment to CBPR System

On November 19, 2015, the White House released a fact sheet from the 23rd Annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the Philippines. At the meeting, representatives from the U.S. and other APEC economies reinforced their commitment to the ongoing implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system for information controllers.… Continue Reading

China Publishes New Regulation for Personal Data Security in the Courier Industry

On November 16, 2015, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China published a draft Regulation for Couriers and requested public comment on the draft regulation, which imposes certain obligations on courier companies with respect to verifying and protecting personal information. Interested parties have until mid-December 2015 to submit comments. … Continue Reading
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