On March 6, 2018, Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information announced that Singapore has joined the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (“PRP”) systems. As we previously reported, Singapore submitted its intent to join both systems in July 2017. Continue Reading Singapore Joins the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems
On November 23, 2017, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department announced that it will move forward with an application to participate in the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system. The announcement follows comments received from a July 2017 consultation by the Australian Government regarding the implications of Australia’s possible participation in the system. Over the next months, the Attorney-General’s Department will work with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and businesses to implement the CBPR system requirements. Continue Reading Australia Announces Plans to Participate in APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules
The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“CIPL”) recently submitted responses to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC Response) and the CNIL (CNIL Response) on their public consultations, seeking views on transparency and international data transfers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
The responses address a variety of questions posed by both data protection authorities (“DPAs”) and aim to provide insight on and highlight issues surrounding transparency and international transfers. Continue Reading CIPL Responds to CNIL and Irish DPC on Transparency and Data Transfers under the GDPR
Last week, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) and several privacy team members at Hunton & Williams LLP attended the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong (the “Conference”). The weeklong event hosted by Stephen Kai-yi Wong, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong was attended by over 3000 privacy professionals from data protection authorities (“DPAs”), industry and research sectors. CIPL hosted two events at the conference, as well as a joint roundtable with Hunton & Williams and Citibank, throughout the week.
On August 24, 2017, APEC issued a statement on the renewed talks between APEC and the EU on creating interoperability between the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and the EU data transfer mechanisms. Continue Reading APEC and EU Discuss Interoperability Between Data Transfer Mechanisms
On July 27, 2017, Singapore submitted its notice of intent to join the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system and the APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors System (“PRP”). Singapore would be the sixth member of the CBPR system, joining Canada, Japan, Mexico, the United States and the newest member, South Korea. The announcement was made by Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communication and Information, at the Personal Data Protection Seminar 2017. Continue Reading Singapore Submits Notice of Intent to Join the APEC CBPR and PRP Systems
On Monday, June 12, 2017, South Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and the Korea Communications Commission announced that South Korea has secured approval to participate in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system. South Korea had submitted its intent to join the CBPR system back in January 2017. South Korea will become the fifth APEC economy to join the CBPR system. The other four participants are Canada, Japan, Mexico and the United States.
On January 17, 2017, the International Trade Administration (“ITA”) announced that South Korea formally submitted its intent to join the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system. South Korea would be the fifth APEC economy to join the system, joining the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan. Continue Reading South Korea Seeks to Join APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules
On January 10, 2017, the European Commission published a communication addressed to the European Parliament and European Council on Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalized World (the “Communication”). The Communication aims to facilitate commercial data flows and foster law enforcement cooperation. In the Communication, the European Commission states that it will: Continue Reading EU Commission Publishes Communications on Data Transfers and the EU Data Economy