Tag Archives: Safe Harbor

European Commission Recommends Changes to Safe Harbor

On November 27, 2013, the European Commission published an analysis of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework and other EU-U.S. data transfer agreements. The Commission called for more transparency in the Safe Harbor Framework and also addressed issues concerning the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program and the EU-U.S. agreement on passenger name records. … Continue Reading

Council of the EU Considers “One-Stop-Shop” Mechanism for Data Protection Regulation – EDPS Opines on Safe Harbor Issues

On October 7, 2013, the Council of the European Union voiced support for the "one-stop-shop" mechanism in the draft General Data Protection Regulation, and the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs held a hearing to assess the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework and other legal mechanisms for transferring personal data to the United States.… Continue Reading

Hunton Hosts Department of Commerce Data Privacy Speakers

On September 30, 2013, Hunton and Williams LLP hosted representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce for a timely discussion of the Safe Harbor Framework, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. This blog post provides a summary of the panel's remarks.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update

On September 19, 2013, Hunton and Williams' Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the first webcast in its new Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog entry provides a link to a recording of the session. … Continue Reading

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