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May 26, 2016
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The 37th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners - Some Observations

"The annual conference of the world 's data protection regulators is a three-day exercise, with half of the conference being ""closed door"" for the regulators only, and the other half being a series of side meetings and presentations, which report out to interested attendees the results of the closed door meetings. This is a good meeting to gain insight in the next year 's trends in data protection regulation and enforcement across the globe. The events in the European Court of Justice and the impending completion of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) made this year 's conference particularly interesting. The one consistent theme which can be taken away is that the environment is still highly volatile, the ball (of compliance) will continue to be moved, and businesses who rely on the cross-border transfers of data will need to be highly agile in order to respond to the implementation of new rules and enforcement priorities over the coming years."

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May 26, 2016
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How to Align APEC and EU Cross-Border Transfer Rules

For most organizations, the ability to transfer data across national borders is a self-evident business imperative. Companies engaged in international commerce must export data to affiliates, business partners, service providers, customers or employees for a variety of purposes. New technologies, in turn, have emerged to help address this business need. Just as business practices have evolved, legal frameworks regulating the processing of data have moved on as well. One multinational pharmaceutical company, Merck & Co. Inc., has implemented a data transfer compliance strategy that complies with the rules in both the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation region and the EU. Aligning requirements across, and not just within, the different regions would represent a watershed moment and be a welcome development for industry. Once achieved, businesses potentially would be in a position to apply a single set of internal policies and procedures to regulate their data transfers.

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May 26, 2016
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DPAs ' Enforcement Network Grows in Numbers and Reach

The Data Protection Authorities ' Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), now has 59 privacy enforcement authority members in 43 jurisdictions. In 2016, GPEN intends to increase membership from under-represented regions (Africa, Asia, South America), and conduct another privacy sweep. The 2015 sweep reviewed the processing of children 's data. In 2015, the group launched, with eight inaugural participants, GPEN Alert, a new information-sharing system that enables participating authorities to better coordinate international privacy investigations. The GPEN committee, which includes five members (Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, the US Federal Trade Commission, and Hong Kong) issued its second GPEN annual report.

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