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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

Colombia Designates U.S. as “Adequate” Data Transfer Nation

On August 14, 2017, the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce announced that it was adding the United States to its list of nations that provide an adequate level of protection for the transfer of personal information. This development should help facilitate the transfer of personal information from Colombia to the United States.… Continue Reading

First Enforcement Actions Brought Pursuant to China’s Cybersecurity Law

In the wake of China's Cybersecurity Law coming into effect at the beginning of June, local authorities in Shantou and Chongqing have brought enforcement actions against information technology companies for violations of the Cybersecurity Law. These are, reportedly, the first enforcement actions brought pursuant to the Cybersecurity Law.… 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

CNIL Extends Scope of Authorization on Whistleblowing Schemes

On July 25, 2017, the French Data Protection Authority published their decision on the adoption of several amendments to its Single Authorization AU-004 regarding the processing of personal data in the context of whistleblowing schemes. The amendments reflect changes introduced by French law on December 9, 2016, regarding transparency, the fight against corruption and the modernization of the economy.… Continue Reading
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