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January 21 2015

Reflections from Mauritius for Privacy Pros

The 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, held in Mauritius and impeccably hosted by the local data protection office, was an extremely productive and revealing event. This annual gathering of regulators and other movers and shakers of the privacy world has become a reference point in terms of debating key public policy issues and coordinating regulatory strategies and actions. Some key points covered were: data protection as an enabler, enforcement cooperation, focus on big data and the internet of things, cross-border data flows still a top concern, and politics will continue to play a role.