Cross-Border Data Flow

During the week of February 25, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP participated in the meetings of the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and Electronic Commerce Steering Group in Santiago, Chile. CIPL enjoys formal guest status and a seat at the table at these bi-annual APEC privacy meetings.
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On January 15, 2019, the UK House of Commons rejected the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK Prime Minister and the EU, and the UK ICO recently published guidance for businesses regarding the consequences of a UK exit without a deal remains relevant. This blog entry provides highlights on the guidance.
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On December 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce updated its frequently asked questions on the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks to clarify the effect of the UK’s planned withdrawal from the EU on March 29, 2019. The FAQs provide information on the steps Privacy Shield participants must take to receive personal data from the UK in reliance on the Privacy Shield after such time.
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The Agency of Access to Public Information (Agencia de Acceso a la Información Pública) has approved a set of guidelines for Binding Corporate Rules as a mechanism that multinational companies may use to enable the international transfer of personal data to their affiliates located in countries whose protection of personal data has not been deemed adequate by the AAIP.
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