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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

Brazil Releases Revised Draft Privacy Bill

In late October, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (the “Ministry”) issued its revised Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (“Draft Bill”). The Ministry released its preliminary draft in January 2015, and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“CIPL”) filed public comments to the draft on May 5, 2015.… Continue Reading

EU Commission Publishes Communication on Transatlantic Data Transfers and Confirms Objective to Establish a New Safe Harbor Framework

On November 6, 2015, the European Commission published a communication and a Q&A document addressed to the European Parliament and European Council on the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. under EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, following the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Commission’s Safe Harbor decision.… Continue Reading

EU Commissioner Announces Further Guidance on the Impact of the Safe Harbor Ruling and an Agreement “In Principle” on a New Safe Harbor Framework

On Monday, October 26, 2015, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, gave a speech before the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that invalidated the European Commission’s Safe Harbor Decision. … Continue Reading

CIPL Supports Theme of “Privacy Bridges” at 37th International Privacy Conference in Amsterdam

On October 27, 2015, Hunton & Williams LLP’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership will conduct a joint workshop with Nymity on Bridging Disparate Privacy Regimes through Organizational Accountability during the 37th International Privacy Conference. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership also has released two draft white papers in a series of three on protecting privacy in a world of big data.… Continue Reading

CJEU Applies Broad Territorial Scope to EU Data Protection Law

On October 1, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) issued its judgment in Weltimmo v Nemzeti (Case C-230/14). Weltimmo, a company registered and headquartered in Slovakia, runs a website that allows property owners in Hungary to advertise their properties. The CJEU stated that, in some cases, Weltimmo had failed to … Continue Reading