International transfers

Lessons from the EU–Japan mutual adequacy arrangement

Dechert London partner Paul Kavanagh and associate Dylan Balbirnie assess what the recent EU–Japan adequacy deal demonstrates about the European Commission’s approach to adequacy.

14 May 2019

All tied up

France’s 1968 blocking statute has been a headache for French companies facing foreign disclosure requests for half a century. With reform potentially on the way, how could life be made easier for data holders currently caught between a rock and a hard place?

13 May 2019

Canada’s privacy watchdog proposes requiring consent for transfers

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has suggested that companies should need to obtain consent for domestic and international transfers – but there are concerns the changes go too far and could risk the country’s EU adequacy agreement.

11 April 2019

Reaching for the CLOUD

Covington & Burling partner Alexander Berengaut and associate Katharine Goodloe examine the geographic scope of the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act

29 March 2019

Public officials call for privacy convergence

Public officials from across the world have called for increased convergence between data protection regimes following the introduction of new privacy laws worldwide.

20 March 2019

EU adopts Japan adequacy decision

The European Commission has removed restrictions from transferring personal data to Japan, after the country implemented additional safeguards that aim to guarantee that exported data receives adequate protection.

23 January 2019

Interview: Stephen Wong

Hong Kong's data ethics report, enforcement priorities, and international transfers.

20 December 2018

No deal Brexit threatens data flows into UK, says government

The UK government has urged companies to establish “alternative mechanisms” to ensure data can flow into the UK should the country leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

17 December 2018

EDPB concerned about Japan privacy regime

In its opinion on the European Commission’s draft adequacy agreement with Japan, the European Data Protection Board has cast doubts over the level of protection offered by the country’s data privacy regime.

17 December 2018

Taiwan enters APEC data scheme

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum has admitted Taiwan into a cross-border privacy scheme designed to ease cross-border data flows.

14 December 2018

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