On August 6-10, 2014, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group met in Beijing to focus on the further implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and related work relevant to cross-border interoperability. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams participated as part of the U.S. delegation and provides highlights in this blog entry.
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As reported by Bloomberg BNA, the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection recently issued data security guidelines that implement the security provisions of the Federal Law for the Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties (Reglamento de la Ley Federal de Proteccion de Datos Personales en Posesion de los Particulares).
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On March 8, 2013, a U.S. federal appeals court issued a decision in United States v. Cotterman, holding that the federal government must have “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activity to conduct a forensic search of laptops and similar devices in the possession of individuals attempting to cross the border.
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On January 17, 2013, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published its Lineamientos del Aviso de Privacidad, which it prepared in collaboration with the Mexican data protection authority. The Guidelines introduce heightened notice and opt-out requirements for the use of cookies, web beacons and similar technology, and will take effect in mid-April.
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On July 26, 2012, acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced that the United States had been approved to participate in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System. The Federal Trade Commission also was approved as the system’s first privacy enforcement authority.
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