Tag Archives: data transfer

South Korea joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules system

This week, it was officially announced that South Korea has become the fifth country to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. This system was developed by APEC in 2011 to “build consumer, business and regulator trust in cross border flows of personal information” and thus facilitate e-commerce among APEC … Continue Reading

Safe Harbor Invalid! Will the ECJ follow the Advocate General recommendation?

Advocate General Yves Bot today delivered an opinion recommending that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) find the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program invalid. His opinion, while non-binding, relates to a request for a preliminary ruling referred to the ECJ by the High Court of Ireland, Irish Court in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, (ECJ, No. … Continue Reading

Indian Government Official asks EU to declare India an adequate country for data transfers

Shri Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textiles in India, emphasised, at a bilateral meeting with the European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, that in order for the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) between the EU and India to be successful, India must be declared an adequate country for data transfers. … Continue Reading

Reed Smith hosts seminar on “Taming the e-Beast: What you need to know about Records Management, Data Protection and E-Disclosure in this Electronic Age”

This post was also written by Rosanne Kay. Reed Smith hosted a seminar in its London office to discuss issues companies face arising from poor Records Management, Data Protection, E-Disclosure and the Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation. Speakers included the UK Information Commissioner’s Office Head of Strategic Liaison, Jonathan Bamford, and Reed Smith London … Continue Reading

Sources claim the European Commission succumbed to pressure from US lobbying before Submitting the draft EU Data Protection Regulation to the European Parliament

Not only did the U.S. Department of Commerce submit an informal paper (as discussed in a previous post on this blog), but it has come to light that intense lobbying from the United States has influenced a “watering down” of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation. Even within the EU, certain provisions of the draft … Continue Reading

Israel is welcomed to the ranks of EU-approved personal data destinations

This post was written by Nick Tyler. The EU Commission has recently approved Israel as a country providing “an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the European Union”. This follows a lengthy process which was nearly derailed, after Irish Government objections, following the assassination in Dubai last January of a Hamas official … Continue Reading

From World Cup Winners to Adequate Level of Data Protection – Uruguay Set to Join Another Exclusive Club!

This post was also written by Nick Tyler. Having hosted and won the very first ‘soccer’ World Cup in 1930, and then having won it again twenty years later, Uruguay belongs to a very exclusive band of multiple-World Cup winning countries. Having reached the semi-finals of this year’s tournament (for the fifth time in total), this relatively … Continue Reading

The UK Regulator’s ‘Wish List’ for a New EU Data Protection Directive Highlights the Challenges Ahead

This post was also written by Nick Tyler. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK data protection regulator, has recently responded to the UK Government’s Call for Evidence on the current data protection legislative framework. The Ministry of Justice sought evidence about how the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and the Data Protection Act 1998 are … Continue Reading
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