On February 25, 2016, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation issued a press release announcing the decision by the Joint Oversight Panel of the APEC Electronic Commerce Steering Group to approve the Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community as a new “Accountability Agent” under the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system.
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On February 22, 2016, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, together with TRUSTe, the Information Accountability Foundation and Information Integrity Solutions, will co-host a workshop on Building a Dependable Framework for Privacy, Innovation and Cross-Border Data Flows in the Asia-Pacific Region in Lima, Peru.
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On January 6, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its report on big data entitled Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues. The report is a compilation of a seminar on alternative scoring products, the discussions at a big data public workshop held on September 15, 2014, and other recent research and public commentary on the issue.
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On November 20, 2015, Markus Heyder, Vice President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, discussed how “transparency is increasingly understood as a core component of addressing the challenges of the modern information economy” and a key catalyst for a productive and innovative information economy in an article entitled Transparency and the Future of Driverless Privacy published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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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.
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On October 6 and 7, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP and the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico will co-host a two-day Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brazil.
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On June 11 and 12, 2015, Asia Pacific Privacy Authority (“APPA”) members, invited observers and guest speakers from the government, private sector, academia and civil society, met in Hong Kong to discuss privacy law and policy issues at the 43rd APPA Forum. At the end of the open session on day two, APPA issued its customary communiqué, setting forth the highlights of the discussions of the open and closed sessions. The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner, who hosted the APPA meeting, also hosted a conference on big data and privacy on June 10.

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