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Italian DPA increases fines for breaches of telephone database compliance
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Italy
  • April 28 2009

On March 18, 2009, the Italian DPA (The Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) announced measures designed to increase potential fines from a previous maximum of 30,000 to 300,000 for the most serious offences where companies violate telemarketing rules on access to telephone databases


AEPD issues guidance on video-surveillance
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Spain
  • March 16 2009

On January 28, 2009, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) issued a ‘Video-Surveillance Guide’ addressing questions that are being raised in the public and private sectors


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


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


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


Belgian Privacy Commission issues FAQs on standard contractual clauses and BCRs
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Belgium
  • March 16 2009

In January 2009, the Belgian Privacy Commission (DPA) issued an update to its website section on Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data and the related frequently asked questions (FAQs


Article 29 Working Party updates FAQs on BCRs
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union
  • March 16 2009

On January 19, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party released a third version of its frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to binding corporate rules (BCRs), as part of its effort to promote BCRs


ECJ: Data Retention Directive has appropriate legal basis
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union
  • March 16 2009

On February 10, 2009, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in Ireland v. Parliament and Council (Case C-30106) that the Data Retention Directive (Directive 200624EC) had been correctly adopted on the basis of the first pillar (European Community EC Treaty), as it relates predominantly to the functioning of the internal market


EU: Article 29 Working Party and EDPS comment on review of EU telecommunications framework and e-Privacy Directive
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union
  • March 16 2009

In recent months, the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have issued several opinions on the review of the EU Telecommunications Framework, in particular on the e-Privacy Directive (Directive 200258EC


Italian DPA releases guidelines for IT administrators
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Italy
  • March 16 2009

On January 14, 2009, the Italian DPA (Garante) issued guidelines imposing requirements on IT administrators