As part of its ongoing Brazil outreach initiative, a delegation of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams is in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro this week to meet with Brazilian government representatives, organizations and experts to discuss global privacy law and best practice developments.
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On February 12, 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) will host a web conference on The Role of Risk Management in Data Protection – From Theory to Practice. Panelists will include Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (“CIPL”), Fred Cate, Senior Policy Advisor of CIPL, and Hilary Wandall, Associate Vice President, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. Together, they will lead an online discussion on some of the key considerations in risk assessment and management.

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The EU-U.S. Privacy Bridges Project recently met in Washington, D.C. and Brussels. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams attended these meetings where the group discussed developing practical solutions for bridging the gap between EU and U.S. privacy regimes and legal systems.
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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.
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On November 18, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams held the second workshop in its ongoing work on the risk-based approach to privacy and a Privacy Risk Framework. Approximately 70 Centre members, privacy regulators and other privacy experts met in Brussels to discuss the benefits and challenges of the risk-based approach, operationalizing risk assessments within organizations, and employing risk analysis in enforcement.
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Hunton & Williams LLP and its Centre for Information Policy Leadership submitted a strategy paper on the “one-stop-shop” mechanism to the Article 29 Working Party that proposes a methodology for selecting and defining the role of a lead regulatory authority with the objective of making the one-stop-shop more operational, flexible and viable.
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On July 15, 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 to previous recordings in the series.
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The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams has published its first paper, A Risk-based Approach to Privacy: Improving Effectiveness in Practice, as part of the Centre’s new multi-year Privacy Risk Framework Project. This blog entry provides a link to download the paper.
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