On October 10-12, 2011, the Council of Europe’s T-PD-Bureau met in Strasbourg, France, to discuss amending Convention 108. One of the main topics of discussion was the regulation of transborder data flows.
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On January 17, 2011, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams released a response to the European Commission’s consultation paper, calling for a modernized European framework for data protection to address the realities of the digital age.

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The UK Ministry of Justice has issued a Call for Evidence on the effectiveness of current data protection legislation in the UK. The deadline for responses is October 6, 2010.

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In February 24, 2010, an Italian court in Milan found three Google executives guilty of violating applicable Italian privacy laws.  The executives were accused of violating Italian law by having allowed a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied to be posted online.  The Google executives, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, Chief Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer and former Chief Financial Officer George Reyes, were fined and received six-month suspended jail sentences.
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Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce that Richard Thomas CBE, the former UK Information Commissioner, has joined the firm as Global Strategy Adviser.  Richard Thomas was the UK’s Information Commissioner from November 2002 until his retirement at the end of June 2009.  He was appointed by HM The Queen and held independent status,