On June 24, 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration released a PowerPoint presentation providing guidance on the creation of privacy notices and self regulation as required by Mexico’s new private sector data protection law.

Continue Reading Commerce Department Shares Guidance on Mexico’s New Data Protection Law

In response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s December 2010 privacy paper, on January 28, 2011, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership filed comments stressing privacy governance based on data stewardship by accountable organizations.

Continue Reading The Centre Calls for Data Stewardship and Organizational Accountability

As previously reported, on December 16, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its “Green Paper” on privacy, entitled “Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.” A press teleconference was held earlier that morning, and we provide an update on some insights from the teleconference.

Continue Reading Update: Department of Commerce’s “Privacy Bill of Rights”

On November 15, 2010, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership filed comments in response to the Department of Commerce’s notice of inquiry on the Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet.

Continue Reading Centre Comments on Commerce Department’s Notice of Inquiry on Global Free Flow of Information

Over the past year, the Fair Information Practice Principle of Accountability has figured prominently in international and national policy discussions about how to improve privacy and data protection. On September 29, 2010, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership hosted a workshop on accountability preceding the IAPP Privacy Academy in Baltimore.

Continue Reading Centre Hosts “Accountability on the Ground” Workshop at IAPP Privacy Academy

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