Tag Archives: Safe Harbor

OECD Issues Updated Privacy Guidelines

On September 9, 2013, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development published an update to its seminal 1980 guidelines governing privacy protection and transborder personal data flows. This blog post provides an overview of the revised guidelines.… Continue Reading

German DPAs Pass Resolution on PRISM, Tempora and XKeyscore

On September 5, 2013, federal and state data protection authorities in Germany passed a resolution concerning recent revelations about UK and U.S. government surveillance programs, emphasizing that more should be done to understand the scope of these programs and mitigate negative impacts on privacy.… Continue Reading

Amended COPPA Rule Comes into Effect

The Federal Trade Commission’s changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule come into effect today. This post summarizes key changes affecting businesses subject to the amended Rule.… Continue Reading

Commerce Department to Host Data Privacy Seminar

On March 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration will host a data privacy seminar in Waltham, Massachusetts. This blog post provides details on the seminar and registration information.… Continue Reading

EU Parliament Committee Rapporteur Issues Draft Report on Proposed Amendments to the EU Commission’s Draft General Data Protection Regulation

On January 10, 2013, Jan Philipp Albrecht presented his draft report on the EU Parliament’s proposed amendments to the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation. This blog post outlines key elements of the draft report, which includes detailed changes to the European Commission’s proposed Regulation.… Continue Reading

Avoiding a Data Divide Between the U.S. and the EU

On November 22, 2012, the Brussels-based publication European Voice published an editorial by Commerce Department General Counsel Cameron Kerry. The article addresses the importance of continued collaboration between the European Union and the United States and the need for global privacy interoperability.… Continue Reading

EU-U.S. Interoperability Not Ready for Prime Time

On March 19, 2012, the European Commission hosted this year’s Safe Harbor Conference in Washington, D.C., addressing issues concerning data transfers between the EU and the U.S. and reaffirming both parties’ commitment to the Safe Harbor Framework.… Continue Reading

FTC Proposes COPPA Rule Changes

On September 15, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission released proposed amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. The proposal includes revisions to the definition of personal information and changes affecting parental notice requirements, parental consent mechanisms and self-regulatory safe harbor programs. … Continue Reading