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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"


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


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


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 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"


German Federal Office for Information Security issues document on data protection and RFID
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • July 20 2010

On July 7, 2010, the German Federal Office for Information Security, the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik ("BSI"), published a basic paper on data security and data protection for radio-frequency identification ("RFID") applications


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