Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

EU Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive

On May 17, 2016, the European Council adopted its position at first reading on the Network and Information Security Directive. The NIS Directive was proposed by the European Commission on February 7, 2013, as part of its cybersecurity strategy for the European Union, and is designed to increase cooperation between EU Member States on cybersecurity issues.… Continue Reading

CIPL Supports Theme of “Privacy Bridges” at 37th International Privacy Conference in Amsterdam

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.… Continue Reading

Industry, Privacy Advocates Join Microsoft to Protect Customer Emails in Foreign Servers

On December 15, 2014, Microsoft reported the filing of 10 amicus briefs in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals signed by leading technology and media companies, computer scientists and trade associations and advocacy organizations, in support of Microsoft's litigation to resist a U.S. Government's search warrant purporting to compel the production of Microsoft customer emails that are stored in Ireland.… Continue Reading

Centre for Information Policy Leadership Points to New ISO Cloud Privacy Standard as “Accountability” Milestone

In an article entitled The Rise of Accountability from Policy to Practice and Into the Cloud published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams, outlines the rapid global uptake of “accountability” as a cornerstone of effective data protection.… Continue Reading

European Commission Issues Cloud Service Level Agreement Standardization Guidelines

On June 26, 2014, the European Commission issued guidelines on the standardization of service level agreements for cloud services providers. The Guidelines, which were prepared by a group of experts established by the European Commission in February 2013, provide definitions of legal and technical terms and specific service level objectives designed to achieve standardization in service level agreements.… Continue Reading

Hunton Hosts Department of Commerce Data Privacy Speakers

On September 30, 2013, Hunton and Williams LLP hosted representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce for a timely discussion of the Safe Harbor Framework, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. This blog post provides a summary of the panel's remarks.… Continue Reading

Upcoming SC Magazine Virtual Summit to Tackle Key Data Protection Issues for 2013

On November 22-23, 2012, SC Magazine will host a Virtual Summit titled “Tackling the Big 3: Clouds, Consumerisation, Cybercrime.” The Summit will feature Hunton & Williams London partner Bridget Treacy and others discussing cyberthreats expected to make headlines in 2013. This blog post includes a complimentary access code for readers to attend the Virtual Summit.… Continue Reading