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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

Article 29 Working Party Issues Joint Statement on European Values and Actions for an Ethical European Data Protection Framework

On December 8, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party and the French Data Protection Authority organized the European Data Governance Forum, an international conference centered around the theme of privacy, innovation and surveillance in Europe. The conference concluded with a presentation of a Joint Statement adopted by the Working Party during its plenary meeting on November 25, 2014.… Continue Reading

Centre Discusses the Risk-Based Approach to Privacy and APEC-EU Interoperability at IAPP Brussels

At the IAPP's recent Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams led two panels on the risk-based approach to privacy as a tool for implementing existing privacy principles more effectively and on codes of conduct as a means for creating interoperability between different privacy regimes.… Continue Reading

Poland Amends Its Personal Data Protection Act

On November 24, 2014, the Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski signed into law a bill that amends certain provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 1997. Specifically, the bill removes the requirement to (1) obtain the DPA's prior approval for cross-border data transfers in certain cases and (2) appoint an administrator of information security.… Continue Reading

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2014

Join us at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Data Protection Congress in Brussels, November 18-20, 2014. Hunton & Williams privacy professionals will be featured speakers in the following sessions:… Continue Reading

APEC Privacy Update – Beijing Meetings

On August 6-10, 2014, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group met in Beijing to focus on the further implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and related work relevant to cross-border interoperability. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams participated as part of the U.S. delegation and provides highlights in this blog entry.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update – March 2014

On March 18, 2014, the Hunton and Williams' Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session and previous updates.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update – November 2013

On November 19, 2013, Hunton and Williams' Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the second webcast in the Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog entry provides a link to a recording of the session. … Continue Reading

OECD Issues Updated Privacy Guidelines

On September 9, 2013, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development published an update to its seminal 1980 guidelines governing privacy protection and transborder personal data flows. This blog post provides an overview of the revised guidelines.… Continue Reading

South Africa Passes Comprehensive Personal Data Protection Legislation

On August 22, 2013, the South African Parliament passed the Protection of Personal Information Bill, South Africa's first comprehensive data protection legislation. Among other requirements, the law includes provisions regarding notice and consent for data processing, breach notification requirements and restrictions on cross-border data transfers.… Continue Reading

APEC and Chinese E-Commerce Center Co-Sponsor Data Privacy Workshop in Beijing

On July 22-23, 2013, the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance and the China International Electronic Commerce Center hosted a Workshop in Beijing to discuss personal information protection issues in the APEC region. In addition to delegates from Mainland China, representatives from Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam were in attendance.… Continue Reading
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