Tag Archives: Spain

CIPL to Hold Next GDPR Implementation Workshop in Madrid

On March 6 and 7, 2017, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP and over 100 public and private sector participants in CIPL’s GDPR Implementation Project will convene in Madrid, Spain, for CIPL’s third major GDPR implementation workshop.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Reports on Cookie Sweep Results

On February 3, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party published a report on a sweep of 478 websites across eight EU Member States (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom). The sweep was conducted to assess compliance with Article 5.3 of the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by 2009/136/EC.… Continue Reading

EU Court of Justice Upholds Right to Erasure in Google Search Case

On May 13, 2014, the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) rendered its judgment in Google Spain S.L. and Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (Case C-131/12, “Google v. AEPD” or the “case”). The case concerns a request made by a Spanish individual, Mr. Costeja, to the Spanish Data Protection Authority (Agencia Española … Continue Reading

EU Court of Justice Advocate-General Issues Opinion in Google Search Case

On June 25, 2013, the Advocate-General of the EU Court of Justice delivered his Opinion in a case against Google that questioned whether individuals have a right to have search result links about them erased. This blog entry provides further details on the case and the Advocate-General's Opinion that individuals have no such right under existing law.… Continue Reading

Observations on Standards Document Adopted by 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

In a closed session on November 5, 2009, the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners adopted the International Standards on the Protection of Personal Data and Privacy (the “Standards”).  Although the document is advisory in nature and is not legally binding, it offers guidance to States that have not yet adopted comprehensive … Continue Reading

Centre Releases Galway Accountability Paper: Approach Discussed at Data Protection Commissioner’s Conference in Madrid

In 1980, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) first published privacy guidelines that included an accountability principle.  Since that time, little work has been done to define accountability or to describe what it means for organizations to be accountable for the responsible use and protection of data.  In an effort to fill that … Continue Reading

International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

On November 4, join our privacy professionals at the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Madrid, Spain.  Participate in various presentations on ways to manage the most challenging data protection issues in today’s global environment.  In addition, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) will host a Data Protection and Privacy … Continue Reading

EU: New FAQs on Binding Corporate Rules

On April 27, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party issued a new working document (WP 155 rev.04) on frequently asked questions relating to binding corporate rules ("BCRs").  Two new FAQs were adopted: (1) FAQ 10 deals with the relationship between EEA data protection laws and BCRs; and (2) FAQ 11 relates to the reversal of … Continue Reading

International Body to Approve Resolution for a Draft of International Standards on the Protection of Personal Data

In November, the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners will approve a resolution that will include an international standard for privacy protection called the “Joint Proposal for a Draft of International Standards on the Protection of Privacy with regard to the processing of Personal Data.”  The standard will be submitted to the … Continue Reading

Barcelona Initiative – A Harmonized International Data Protection Code

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership’s Executive Director, Marty Abrams, brings you these thoughts on a recent data protection summit in Barcelona. Harmonized international data protection rules have been privacy’s Holy Grail since the EU Directive was enacted in 1995. Harmonized, globally recognized rules would simplify life for privacy protection authorities and companies. Numerous efforts … Continue Reading
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