This post was also written by Nick Tyler.

With so much consultation activity going on in the United States on the future of privacy regulation and enforcement, initiated by the FTC and US Department of Commerce, we should not lose sight of parallel developments and consultation activity going on in Europe following a recent Communication from the European Commission.

Now seems to be an appropriate time of year to take stock and highlight the key themes of that Communication and what it might mean for clients as they look to address and/or progress their data privacy compliance programmes in the year(s) ahead. We have therefore published a Client Alert which takes a closer look at the emerging themes and what lies ahead in 2011.

Read the full Client Alert here.