International Association of Privacy Professionals

Last month, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership held its second GDPR Workshop in Paris as part of its two-year GDPR Implementation Project. The purpose of the project is to provide a forum for stakeholders to promote EU-wide consistency in implementing the GDPR, encourage forward-thinking and future-proof interpretations of key GDPR provisions, develop and share relevant best practices, and foster a culture of trust and collaboration between regulators and industry.
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On November 20, 2015, Markus Heyder, Vice President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, discussed how “transparency is increasingly understood as a core component of addressing the challenges of the modern information economy” and a key catalyst for a productive and innovative information economy in an article entitled Transparency and the Future of Driverless Privacy published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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In an article published in the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Perspective, entitled Empowering Individuals Beyond Consent, Bojana Bellamy and Markus Heyder of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams argue that consent is no longer the best or only way to provide control and protect individuals.
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On February 12, 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) will host a web conference on The Role of Risk Management in Data Protection – From Theory to Practice. Panelists will include Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (“CIPL”), Fred Cate, Senior Policy Advisor of CIPL, and Hilary Wandall, Associate Vice President, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. Together, they will lead an online discussion on some of the key considerations in risk assessment and management.

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On February 11, 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australian New Zealand (“iappANZ”) will host a discussion on the risk-based approach to privacy in Sydney, Australia. Richard Thomas, Global Strategy Advisor for the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (the “Centre”), will present the Centre’s contributions to this topic including the outcomes from the workshops held in Paris and Brussels. Other guest speakers include Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Privacy Commissioner; Dr. Elizabeth Coombs, New South Wales Privacy Commissioner; and Olga Ganopolsky, General Counsel of Privacy and Data at Macquarie Group Limited. Together, they will discuss the benefits and challenges of a risk-based approach and the implications for businesses and regulators.

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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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At the IAPP’s recent Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams led two panels on the risk-based approach to privacy as a tool for implementing existing privacy principles more effectively and on codes of conduct as a means for creating interoperability between different privacy regimes.
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