Department of Commerce

On August 6, 2020, President Trump signed executive orders imposing new economic sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the National Emergencies Act against TikTok and WeChat. The orders potentially affect tens of millions of U.S. users of these applications and billions of users worldwide.
Continue Reading U.S. Government Takes Aim at TikTok and WeChat Citing Privacy and Security Concerns

On August 10, 2020, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released a joint press statement following the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case.
Continue Reading European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce to Discuss Enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

The U.S. International Trade Administration recently announced that NCC Group has been approved as an Accountability Agent under the APEC CBPR. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has published a Q&A on the APEC CBPR and PRP systems.
Continue Reading APEC Endorses Third U.S. CBPR Accountability Agent

During the week of April 1, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP hosted its annual executive retreat in Washington, D.C. CIPL held a full-day working session on evolving technologies and a new U.S. privacy framework followed by a closed members only half-day roundtable on global privacy trends with special guest Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland.
Continue Reading CIPL Hosts Annual Executive Retreat on the Evolving U.S. Privacy Landscape

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.
Continue Reading Department of Commerce Updates Privacy Shield FAQs to Clarify Applicability to UK Personal Data

Recently, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to its request for public comments on developing the administration’s approach to consumer privacy.
Continue Reading CIPL Responds to NTIA Request for Comment on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy