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UK House of Lords Recommends Pursuit of EU Adequacy Decision

Recently, the European Union Committee of the UK’s House of Lords published its paper, Brexit: the EU data protection package. The Paper urges the UK government to make good on its stated aim of maintaining unhindered and uninterrupted data flows between the UK and EU after Brexit, and examines the options available to ensure that this occurs. … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party published its Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision. The Working Party also published a Working Document on the justification for interferences with the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection through surveillance measures when transferring personal data.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Statement on 2016 Action Plan for Regulation

On February 11, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party issued a statement on the 2016 action plan for the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The action plan outlines the priorities for the Working Party in light of the transition to a new legal framework in Europe and the introduction of the European Data Protection Board. … Continue Reading

The EU General Data Protection Regulation

On December 17, 2015, after three years of drafting and negotiations, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union reached an informal agreement on the final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which is backed by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.… Continue Reading

EU Commission Publishes Communication on Transatlantic Data Transfers and Confirms Objective to Establish a New Safe Harbor Framework

On November 6, 2015, the European Commission published a communication and a Q&A document addressed to the European Parliament and European Council on the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. under EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, following the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the European Commission’s Safe Harbor decision.… Continue Reading

CIPL Comments on the Indonesian Draft Data Protection Regulation with New White Paper on Cross-Border Data Transfers Mechanism

On August 20, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (“CIPL”) filed comments to the Indonesian Draft Regulation proposed by the Minister of Communication and Information (RPM) of the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Systems. The comments were limited to the issue of cross-border data transfers and were submitted in … Continue Reading

DataGuidance Hosts Webinar on Brazil’s Draft Privacy Law

On June 24, 2015, DataGuidance will host a complimentary webinar on Brazil: Towards Privacy Compliance, and the panel of speakers includes Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams. This blog entry provides a link to register for the event.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Updated Guidance on BCRs for Processors

The Article 29 Working Party has released a revised version of its explanatory document on the use of BCRs by data processors, which was originally published in April 2013. The Working Party’s revisions focus on the question of how non-EU processors should respond to legally binding requests for personal data received pursuant to BCRs from local law enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies.… Continue Reading

French Data Protection Authority Reveals 2015 Inspection Program

On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015, announcing that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections. This blog entry provides a summary of the program.… Continue Reading
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