Irish DPC podcast covers data transfers post-Brexit

(Sep 19, 2019) The Irish Data Protection Commission released an episode of its Know Your Data podcast on Brexit. The episode covers what will happen to data transfers from Ireland to the U.K. once Brexit goes into effect, including the impact on those transfers should the U.K. leave the European Union without a deal, the role standard contractual clauses play and the resources the DPC has on its website to help organizations handle the changes.Full Story... Read More

Philippines seeking APEC CBPR certification

(Sep 19, 2019) The Philippine Star reports the National Privacy Commission in the Philippines has submitted its application to become the ninth economy to join the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules. "Our certification would be recognized in all jurisdictions. For companies that would require cross border flows with the Philippines, this would be a seal of good housekeeping so to speak, that the company they are dealing with has reached that standard," Privacy Commissioner Raymund Lib... Read More

CNIL updates no-deal Brexit FAQ

(Sep 19, 2019) France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, updated its frequently asked questions page on how organizations should handle data transfers between the EU and the U.K. in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to a post on Hunton Andrews Kurth's Privacy & Information Security Law Blog. The CNIL recommends companies identify processing activities that involves data transfers to the U.K., determine the proper transfer mechanism for those activities, and ensure they are in place and effective... Read More

Inside the Privacy Shield annual review: Increasing common ground

(Sep 16, 2019) Dozens of senior U.S. and EU government officials gathered at the National Press Club in Washington last week for the Privacy Shield annual review. They were joined by officials from data protection authorities in Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Hungary to discuss whether the three-year-old framework is functioning as intended. I had the opportunity to catch up with Privacy Shield Director Alex Greenstein shortly after the review concluded Friday evening to get his take on how it all we... Read More

Perspective: Inside the Privacy Shield annual review

(Sep 16, 2019) Dozens of senior U.S. and EU government officials gathered at the National Press Club in Washington last week for the Privacy Shield annual review. They were joined by officials from data protection authorities in Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany and Hungary to discuss whether the three-year-old framework is functioning as intended. IAPP Senior Privacy Fellow and Former U.S. International Trade Administration Privacy Shield Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, spoke with several officials for t... Read More

Jourová, Ross release joint statement on Privacy Shield review

(Sep 13, 2019) EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers, and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released a statement on the annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. “EU and U.S. officials both stressed the need for strong and credible enforcement of privacy rules to protect our citizens and ensure trust in the digital economy,” the statement reads. “As provided for in the Framework, the Department of Commerce will revoke the certification of companies that... Read More

Op-ed: What UK representatives will need to do post-Brexit

(Sep 12, 2019) Love it or hate it, there is a significant chance Brexit will happen. If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal Nov. 1, it will no longer be regulated under the EU General Data Protection Regulation Article 3(1), and U.K.-based individuals will no longer benefit from the protections offered to EU-based individuals. U.K. businesses may need to appoint an extra EU representative as the situation unfurls. DPR Group Managing Editor Tim Bell looks at the obligations those U.K. re... Read More

EU, US officials to meet for third-annual Privacy Shield review

(Sep 12, 2019) Officials from the U.S. and the European Union are set to meet for the third-annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. The White House said in a statement the Trump administration's commitment to mechanisms such as Privacy Shield and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules System has “never been stronger.” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced more than 5,000 organizations have been certified under Privacy Shield. “Since the last review more... Read More

Assessing GDPR progress in the EU, US, China and Japan

(Sep 11, 2019) We recently conducted an EU General Data Protection Regulation survey, sponsored by international law firm McDermott Will & Emery and carried out by the Ponemon Institute, which revealed that businesses across the globe continue to face challenges understanding and responding to EU data breaches, despite making investments in new personnel and changing business practices. This is a follow-up study to last year's research, "The Race to GDPR," a study we discussed here on Privacy Perspectives ... Read More

New study assesses GDPR progress in EU, US, China and Japan

(Sep 11, 2019) Now that the implementation date for the EU General Data Protection Regulation is nearly 16 months in the past, law firm McDermott Will & Emery, together with the Ponemon Institute, has conducted a new survey to assess how businesses in the EU, U.S., China and Japan are grappling with GDPR compliance. According to the results, businesses across the globe continue to face challenges understanding and responding to EU data breaches, despite making investments in new personnel and changing busi... Read More