On March 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dutch Data Protection Authority to promote increased cooperation and information sharing between the two enforcement agencies.
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The EU-U.S. Privacy Bridges Project recently met in Washington, D.C. and Brussels. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams attended these meetings where the group discussed developing practical solutions for bridging the gap between EU and U.S. privacy regimes and legal systems.
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On November 18, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams held the second workshop in its ongoing work on the risk-based approach to privacy and a Privacy Risk Framework. Approximately 70 Centre members, privacy regulators and other privacy experts met in Brussels to discuss the benefits and challenges of the risk-based approach, operationalizing risk assessments within organizations, and employing risk analysis in enforcement.
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On February 27, 2014, CNIL Chairwoman Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin was elected Chairwoman of the Article 29 Working Party effective immediately. Ms. Falque-Pierrotin succeeds Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
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On October 19, 2013, the Center for Internet and Society, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Data Security Council of India held the last in a series of Privacy Roundtables that have been taking place across India since April of this year. Efforts are underway to advance proposed legislation for a comprehensive privacy and personal data protection regime in India.
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On March 20, 2013, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs held legislative deliberations regarding the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation. This blog post provides highlights from the deliberations, including opinions from Jan Philipp Albrecht and Jacob Kohnstamm.
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On March 15, 2013, European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx sent a letter to the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee providing comments on the European Commission’s proposed revised data protection framework. This blog post summarizes some key points from Hustinx’s letter.
Continue Reading European Data Protection Supervisor Issues Additional Comments on EU Data Protection Reform Package

On November 13-15, 2012, delegates at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels were given insight into how discussions with key policymakers are progressing. As the European Parliament aims to finalize the reform of the EU Data Protection Directive by the end of the current European Parliament’s mandate in 2014, this ambitious goal faces numerous hurdles.
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On October 26, 2012, three resolutions were adopted by the closed session of the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. This blog post provides an overview of these resolutions and their potential impact.
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In the opening session of the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Article 29 Working Party President Jacob Kohnstamm announced that the focus of the closed session would be on profiling. In addition, José Clastornik, Executive Director of Uruguay’s National Agency for e-Government and Information Society (AGESIC), stated during the opening session that the digital society begins with children.
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