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German government adopts security breach notification requirement in Telecommunications Act
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • March 2 2011

On March 2, 2011, the German Federal government adopted a draft law revising certain sector-specific data protection provisions in the German Telecommunications Act


Swiss-US Safe Harbor Framework signed
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • February 6 2009

On December 9, 2008, an exchange of letters was signed by the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) on the creation of a “Swiss-US Safe Harbor Framework”, which is comparable to the “EU-US Safe Harbor Framework”


German federal DPA approves binding corporate rules of Deutsche Post DHL
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • February 3 2011

On February 3, 2011, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued a press release announcing that it has approved the privacy policy formulated by Deutsche Post DHL


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"


German government moves on draft law regarding employee data protection
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • October 4 2010

On August 25, 2010, the German government approved a draft law concerning special rules for employee data protection, originally proposed by the Federal Ministry of the Interior


German Federal Office for Information Security issues final framework paper on information security for cloud computing
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • May 16 2011

On May 10, 2011, the German Federal Office for Information Security, (the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationtechnik or "BSI") released the final framework paper on information security issues related to cloud computing


German DPAs require data exporters to verify safe harbor compliance
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • June 2 2010

On April 29, 2010, German data protection authorities issued a resolution regarding the obligations of German data exporters with respect to U.S. data importers that have self-certified under the Safe Harbor program


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


French DPA fines company for non-compliance with data protection regulations
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • France
  • April 28 2009

On March 27, 2009, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) issued a press release regarding a 30,000 fine imposed on “Centre E.Leclerc” supermarket stores in 2008 (Délibération no. 2008-187 du 3 juillet 2008) for violation of the French Data Protection Act


German Ministry issues draft law regarding data protection on the internet
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • December 6 2010

On December 1, 2010, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (the "BMI") issued a paper entitled "Data Protection on the Internet," which contains a draft law to protect against particularly serious violations of privacy rights online