On July 9, 2019, the hearing in the so-called Schrems II case (case C-311/18) took place at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. This blog entry provides highlights from the hearing, and also discusses the potential impact of the CJEU’s judgment in the case in the EU data protection landscape.
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On June 2019, the Senate confirmed Keith Krach as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment, a role in which he will serve as the permanent ombudsperson for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. This blog entry provides an overview.
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On June 14, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it has taken action against a number of companies that allegedly misrepresented their compliance with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks and other international privacy agreements. This blog entry provides an overview of these developments.
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Hunton Andrews Kurth and its Centre for Information Policy Leadership recently hosted more than 30 privacy leaders for a roundtable seminar on the update of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers. This blog entry provides highlights from the event.
Continue Reading Key Conclusions from Hunton Brussels Seminar on the Update of EU Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers