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New FAQs on binding corporate rules

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • June 4 2009

On April 27, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party issued a new working document (WP 155 rev.04) on frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to binding corporate rules (BCRs

Data subjects to be informed of CCTV surveillance use

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • Lithuania
  • -
  • June 4 2009

On April 17, 2009, the Lithuanian Data Protection Agency (ADA) issued recommendations on video surveillance, specifying that the use of CCTV should be notified by data controllers, irrespective of whether or not the images collected are recorded in a file

Article 29 Working Party issues guidance on pre-trial discovery for cross-border civil litigation

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 16 2009

On February 11, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party released its long-awaited Working Document on reconciling US civil discovery requirements with European data protection law

German DPAs set minimum qualification and independence requirements for company data protection officers

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • December 17 2010

On November 25, 2010, the German data protection authorities responsible for the private sector (also known as the "Düsseldorfer Kreis") issued a resolution on the minimum requirements for the qualifications and independence of company data protection officers ("DPOs"

ICO urges senior executives to sign ‘personal information promise’

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 16 2009

In response to recent data losses, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging senior executives to sign a ‘Personal Information Promise’ to demonstrate their organization’s commitment to data protection

Germany adopts stricter data protection law - serious impact on business compliance

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • July 23 2009

On July 3, 2009, the German Federal Parliament passed comprehensive amendments to the Federal Data Protection Act (the "Federal Act"

German government budgets 10 million EUR to set up data protection foundation - federal DPA issues concept paper

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • February 11 2011

On February 8, 2011, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued a concept paper setting forth concrete suggestions for the creation of a Data Protection Foundation (the "Foundation"

US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework in force

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • March 16 2009

On February 16, 2009, the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, which is comparable to the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework, was adopted

ICO approves companies’ BCRs

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 4 2009

On May 1, 2009, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) authorized the transfer of personal information from the UK by the Accenture and Atmel groups of companies to other entities within their own corporate groups

German court rules on data retention and submits questions to ECJ

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • April 28 2009

On March 16, 2009, the German Administrative Court of Wiesbaden published a February court decision (Az. 6 K 104508 WI) requesting the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to assess the compatibility of the Data Retention Directive (Directive 200624) regarding the retention of telephone and Internet data with basic constitutional rights