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.
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Shortly before Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, gave her keynote address on binding corporate rules (“BCRs”) at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress in Paris, Hunton & Williams co-authored two articles on BCRs with the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”):
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On November 29, 2011, at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, EU Commissioner Viviane Reding provided insight into some of the details of the proposals for the revised EU data protection framework. She focused on promoting Binding Corporate Rules as a solution for safeguarding international flows of data.
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Speaking at a Data Protection and Privacy Conference in London on June 20, 2011, Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, highlighted data security as a key concern for consumers and stated her intention to introduce a mandatory requirement that organizations provide notification of all serious data security breaches.

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On March 16, 2011, a meeting of the European Parliament’s Privacy Platform group provided important insights into the likely structure and content of the European Commission’s forthcoming revisions to the European Data Protection Directive.

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