Tag Archives: Global Privacy Enforcement Network

French Data Protection Authority Reveals 2015 Inspection Program

On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015, announcing that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections. This blog entry provides a summary of the program.… Continue Reading

FCC Joins Asia Pacific Privacy Forum

On April 15, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it has joined the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities, the principal forum for privacy authorities in the Asia-Pacific Region.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Reports on Cookie Sweep Results

On February 3, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party published a report on a sweep of 478 websites across eight EU Member States (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom). The sweep was conducted to assess compliance with Article 5.3 of the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by 2009/136/EC.… Continue Reading

FCC Joins the Global Privacy Enforcement Network

On October 28, 2014, the FCC announced that it has joined the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, a network of approximately 50 privacy enforcement authorities from around the world. The FCC is the second U.S. privacy enforcement authority to join GPEN.… Continue Reading

Centre Reports on 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership’s Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor Markus Heyder reports on the closed session of the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners which took place in Mauritius on October 13 – 16, 2014. Discussions during the closed session focused on the Internet of Things, big data, enforcement cooperation, privacy in the digital age and new conference members.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update – May 2014

On May 14, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous recordings in the series. … Continue Reading

Global Privacy Enforcement Authorities Launch Cooperative Network and Website

The United States Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently joined forces with privacy authorities from eleven other countries to launch the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN"), which aims to promote cross-border information sharing and enforcement of privacy laws.  On September 21, 2010, GPEN unveiled its new website, www.privacyenforcement.net, designed to educate the public about the network.  … Continue Reading