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November 24 2015

DPAs To Announce New Cooperative Arrangement At Conference This Month

"During their ""Fireside Chat"" at Dentons ' offices in London, UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham and former Interim Canadian Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier previewed details of a new cooperation agreement amongst global data protection authorities that will be announced at the Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference in Amsterdam later this month. The Arrangement, as it 's being referred to, creates a common understanding of the obligations of DPAs as they work together, so that separate memorandums of understanding don 't have to be negotiated and signed each time DPAs coordinate on a case. The Arrangement will speed up the ability for DPAs to co-investigate and share information, Bernier noted. This kind of coordination, along the lines of what GPEN has been doing with its privacy sweeps, is something you 'll see much more of in the future, Graham and Bernier agreed, in addition to groups like the Article 29 Working Party and APEC."