On March 16, 2016, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams LLP co-hosted a one-day workshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, together with the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, to kick off CIPL’s new long-term project on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Continue Reading CIPL Releases Outcomes Report of First GDPR Implementation Project Workshop in Amsterdam

On March 16, 2016, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams LLP will co-host a one-day workshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, together with the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, to kick off a new long-term CIPL project on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

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During last week’s APEC privacy and e-commerce meetings in Lima, Peru, the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance (“ECBA”) established its 2nd APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Expert Council (“Expert Council”). The ECBA Expert Council is comprised of 32 e-commerce experts from government, academia and the private sector in the APEC region. The U.S. members are Markus Heyder, Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor at the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Manuel “Bing” Maisog, partner at Hunton & Williams, and Joshua Harris, Director of Policy at TRUSTe.

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On November 20, 2015, Markus Heyder, Vice President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) 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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On October 6 and 7, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“CIPL”), a global privacy policy think-tank based in Washington D.C. and London, and the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico, a legal institute based in Brazil, will co-host a two-day Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brazil, at the IDP’s conference facilities.

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On September 29, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“CIPL”), a global privacy policy think-tank based in Washington D.C. and London, hosted a webinar on The Ins and Outs of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and their Role in Enabling Legal Compliance and International Data Transfers. Continue Reading Centre for Information Policy Leadership Webinar on the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules

On August 29, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (“CIPL”) will host a half-day workshop in Cebu, Philippines, on the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and their role in enabling legal compliance and international data transfers. The CBPR are a privacy code of conduct developed by the 21 APEC member economies for cross-border data flows in the Asia-Pacific region.

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How do we focus on individuals and ensure meaningful control and the empowerment of individuals in the modern information age? What data privacy tools would drive empowerment in the digital world of today and tomorrow, perhaps more effectively and more nimbly than traditional individual consent? At a time when many countries are legislating or revising their data privacy laws and organizations are searching for best practices to embed in their business models, these questions are more relevant today than ever. In an article published on July 2, 2015, 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. There are alternative and additional tools in our toolkit that can deliver effective data privacy and greater individual empowerment.

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At the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (“IAPP’s”) recent Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (the “Centre”) 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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On November 18, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (the “Centre”) 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. In discussing these issues, the speakers emphasized that the risk-based approach does not change the obligation to comply with privacy laws but helps with the effective calibration of privacy compliance programs.

Continue Reading Centre’s Risk Workshop II in Brussels Emphasizes that Risk-Based Approach to Privacy Does Not Change Legal Obligations but Helps Calibrate Their Effective Implementation