On January 15, 2020, the European Data Protection Board and European Data Protection Supervisor adopted joint opinions on the draft Standard Contractual Clauses released by the European Commission in November 2020, both for international transfers and for controller-processor relationships within the EEA.
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On December 2, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth submitted its response to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s UK National Data Strategy consultation. In its response, CIPL highlights several considerations for DCMS when further developing and implementing its NDS.
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On November 25, 2020, the European Commission published its Proposal for a Regulation on European Data Governance. The Data Governance Act is part of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European Strategy for Data, which is aimed at putting the EU at the forefront of the data empowered society.
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On November 10, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth will host a webinar examining the data protection considerations that arise on the UK’s departure from the EU. The UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31, 2020, and it is not clear whether the EU will formally recognize the UK’s data protection regime as ‘adequate.’ What does this mean for companies’ plans to update their data transfer mechanisms? Is adequacy the holy grail it is widely believed to be? What other issues must be considered? Is there still time?

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On August 25, 2020, Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership released a new paper entitled “Data Protection in the New Decade: Lessons from COVID-19 for a US Privacy Framework,” examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a U.S. federal privacy law.
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