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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


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


Consumers’ explicit consent required before disclosure of personal data
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2009

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint under the UK Committee of Advertising Practice Code (CAP Code), which requires UK marketers to gain the explicit consent of consumers before disclosing their personal details to third parties for direct marketing purposes (the ‘Kaleidoscope Decision’


BSI invites public comments on new draft standard
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2009

On January 8, 2009, the British Standards Institute (BSI) invited the public to submit comments on a new draft standard designed to help organizations comply with the Data Protection Act 1998


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