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DPAs Discuss Self-Regulation, Cross-Border Rules


November 15, 2012

Hogan Lovells’ Christopher Wolf reports for The Privacy Advisor on the recent gathering of privacy authorities and professionals at the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Uruguay. While Article 29 Working Party Chair Jacob Kohnstamm announced that future conferences will consist of private meetings between data protection authorities unless the conference’s host country decides otherwise, Wolf says the conference’s public sessions are very useful, including the “informal interactions in the hallways and at meals among the public and official participants.” The conference saw discussions about APEC’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules, self-regulation versus formal regulations and the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation, among other topics.
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