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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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a research report that explores the interconnected relationship among cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. We provide highlights of the research report in this blog entry.
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On December 2-4, 2014, Asia Pacific Privacy Authority members and invited observers and guest speakers from government, the private sector, academia and civil society met in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss privacy laws and policy issues. This blog entry provides highlights from this meeting.
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On October 9, 2014, the 88th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners concluded in Hamburg. Several resolutions were adopted at this biannual conference, including resolutions addressing privacy in “connected cars” and the cooperation between data protection authorities and competition authorities.
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The Centre for Information Policy Leadership’s Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor Markus Heyder reports on the closed session of the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners which took place in Mauritius on October 13 – 16, 2014. Discussions during the closed session focused on the Internet of Things, big data, enforcement cooperation, privacy in the digital age and new conference members.
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On September 16, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party adopted a Statement setting forth a number of “key messages” by the Working Party on how big data impacts compliance requirements with EU privacy law, the principal message being that big data does not impact or change basic EU data protection requirements.
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On August 14, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams submitted its response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s request for public comment on big data developments and such developments impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
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