Earlier this month, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The stated goal of the Executive Order is to increase competition in the United States and resolve issues related to monopolistic behaviors, including with respect to privacy and data protection.
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On September 6, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted formal comments to the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) on its draft guidelines on processing of personal data through video devices (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines were adopted on July 10, 2019, for public consultation.

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On September 4, 2019, the High Court of England and Wales dismissed a challenge against South Wales Police’s use of Automated Facial Recognition technology, determining that the police’s use of AFR had been necessary and proportionate to achieve their statutory obligations.
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On July 6, 2016, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority issued a short paper on video surveillance under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The paper is part of a series of papers that the Bavarian DPA will issue periodically on specific processing activities under GDPR.
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The CNIL announced that it will conduct 450 on-site inspections in 2012, focusing on issues such as smart phone technology, health data security, data breaches, police records and day-to-day personal information collection by large entities such as utilities.
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