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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

Indonesia Publishes Proposed Data Protection Rule

On July 14, 2015, pursuant to an implementation requirement of Government Regulation 82 of 2012, the Indonesian government published the Draft Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Information (RPM) of the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Systems. The government provided a 10-day comment period for the proposal.… 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

Scottish Honor for Peter Hustinx

On July 1, 2015, Peter Hustinx, who recently retired as the European Data Protection Supervisor, was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in Social Science by the University of Edinburgh.… Continue Reading

DataGuidance Hosts Webinar on Brazil’s Draft Privacy Law

On June 24, 2015, DataGuidance will host a complimentary webinar on Brazil: Towards Privacy Compliance, and the panel of speakers includes Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams. This blog entry provides a link to register for the event.… Continue Reading