On March 1, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office announced that it had issued an enforcement notice and a warning to the UK Home Office for failing to sufficiently assess the privacy risks posed by the electronic monitoring of people arriving in the UK via unauthorized means.
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On February 23, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office reported that it had ordered public service providers Serco Leisure, Serco Jersey and associated community leisure trusts to stop using facial recognition technology and fingerprint scanning to monitor employee attendance.
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On February 20, 2024, The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Theodore Christakis, Professor of International, European and Digital Law at University Grenoble Alpes, released a comprehensive study titled The “Zero Risk” Fallacy: International Data Transfers, Foreign Governments’ Access to Data and the Need for a Risk-Based Approach.
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Recent developments in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone to facilitate cross-border data transfers are expected to provide greater flexibility in exporting data from China, which has been stymied by the Cyberspace Administration of China’s strict cross-border data transfer regulations proposed in December 2023.
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On February 9, 2024, Hunton Andrews Kurth and its Centre for Information Policy Leadership prepared an op-ed discussing the implications of the European Commission’s Draft GDPR Procedural Regulation and European Parliament’s Draft LIBE Report.
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