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.
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On September 22, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) adopted an Opinion on the Cloud Select Industry Group (“C-SIG”) Code of Conduct on data protection for Cloud Service Providers (the “Code”). In the Opinion, the Working Party analyzes the Code that was drafted by the Cloud Select Industry Group (the “C-SIG”).

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The Department of Defense recently issued an interim rule that streamlines the obligations for contractors to report cyber incidents and establishes DoD requirements for contracting with cloud computing service providers.
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On August 11, 2015, the Online Trust Alliance, a nonprofit group whose goal is to increase online trust and promote the vitality of the Internet, released a framework for best practices in privacy and data security for the Internet of Things.
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On March 3, 2015, Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Hunton & Williams LLP was featured in the new Penn Law podcast series, Case in Point: Great Minds on Law and Life, discussing what we mean when we talk about our right to privacy. This blog entry provides a link to the podcast.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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