Leaders Discuss Accountability, Harmonization
DATA PROTECTION—HUNGARYJune 20, 2011
On day two of the International Data Protection Conference hosted by the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, experts discussed globally compatible data protection standards and accountability. The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports that Professor Paul De Hert of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel reviewed the case I v. Finland, which is considered a "key document for the concept of accountability in European data protection law," the report states. Former Hungarian Data Protection Commissioner Attila Péterfalvi delivered the event's closing speech, during which he detailed legislation to amend the nation's data protection law to bring it into full compliance with the European Data Protection Directive.