Department of Commerce

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.
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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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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.
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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced that it is seeking public comment on Draft NISTIR 8228, Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks. The document is to be the first in a planned series of publications that will examine specific aspects of the IoT topic.
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On July 2, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced that California company ReadyTech Corporation agreed to settle FTC allegations that ReadyTech misrepresented it was in the process of being certified as compliant with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework for lawfully transferring consumer data from the European Union to the United States.
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