Last month, former UK Information Commissioner and Centre Global Strategy Advisor Richard Thomas discussed some of the challenges Big Data faces in light of the EU Data Protection Directive’s purpose limitation principle. This blog entry provides a link to a recording of the discussion.
Continue Reading Regulators, Big Data and a Sense of Limits – A Conversation with Richard Thomas

On January 28, 2013, the London office of Hunton & Williams hosted an event in honor of European Data Privacy Day, assembling a unique panel of the current and three former UK Information Commissioners, and the UK Minister of State for Justice Lord McNally. In this blog entry, we provide highlights of each presentation, including background information on data protection law in the UK.
Continue Reading European Data Privacy Day Expert Panel Provides 30-Year Retrospective on UK Data Protection

On January 28, 2013, the London office of Hunton hosted a book launch for the fourth edition of Rosemary Jay’s Data Protection Law and Practice, by publisher Sweet and Maxwell. The event was attended by all of the UK Information Commissioners past and present as well as the UK Minister of State for Justice.
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Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce the firm maintained its “Band 1” ranking in Data Protection in the 2013 edition of Chambers UK, with London-based principals Bridget Treacy, Richard Thomas and Rosemary Jay ranked as leading lawyers.
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The NTIA’s July 12 meeting on the multistakeholder process to develop privacy codes of conduct is not the first attempt to develop a transparent process for the mobile environment. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership was involved in the initial development of multilayered privacy notices, which dates back almost a decade.
Continue Reading Familiar Concept of Multilayered Notices May Prove Helpful in NTIA’s Multistakeholder Process

On November 2, 2011, the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners opened in Mexico City with an examination of the phenomenon of “big data” as a definer of a new economic era. This blog post provides highlights from the opening session.
Continue Reading Live from Mexico City: Opening Session Highlights the Potential and Challenges of Big Data

On November 1, 2011, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership released a discussion document that provides a comprehensive summary of the Centre’s third year of work with the Accountability Project. The document examines the requirements and benefits of accountability, as well as when and how accountability may be recognized.
Continue Reading Live from Mexico City: Implementing Accountability in the Marketplace