During the week of February 25, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP participated in the meetings of the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and Electronic Commerce Steering Group in Santiago, Chile. CIPL enjoys formal guest status and a seat at the table at these bi-annual APEC privacy meetings.
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On September 30, 2018, the U.S., Mexico and Canada announced a new trade agreement aimed at replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. Notably, the USMCA’s chapter on digital trade recognizes “the economic and social benefits of protecting the personal information of users of digital trade” and will require the U.S., Canada and Mexico to each “adopt or maintain a legal framework that provides for the protection of the personal information of the users.” In adopting such a framework, the USMCA directs the Parties to consider the principles and guidelines of relevant international bodies, and formally recognizes the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules as “a valid mechanism to facilitate cross-border information transfers while protecting personal information.”
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During the week of June 25, 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP hosted its annual executive retreat in San Francisco, California. The annual event consisted of a closed pre-retreat session for CIPL members, a CIPL Panel at the APPA Forum Open session followed by a CIPL reception and dinner and a special all day workshop with data protection commissioner members of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities on Accountable AI.
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The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP recently submitted responses to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and the CNIL on their public consultations, seeking views on transparency and international data transfers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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Last week, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership and several privacy team members at Hunton & Williams LLP attended the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong. CIPL and Hunton also host several events during the conference.
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