On 16 February 2010, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an opinion on the concepts of data “controller and “processor”, which are crucial for determining who is responsible for compliance with EU data protection rules. The opinion provides a comprehensive analysis as well as practical examples and rules of thumb on how to approach the concepts pragmatically.
As the 31st annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners wraps up in Madrid, capped by the announcement that next year’s conference will occur in Jerusalem, to be hosted by the Israeli Information and Technology Authority, some reflections: • Security vs. Privacy There continues to be a tension between the need for security from […]
A report on the address by DHS Secretary Napolitano at the Madrid global privacy conference.
American-style data security breach notification laws may be coming to the EU, affecting all companies holding personal data
Senior privacy lawyers from the Hogan & Hartson Privacy and Data Security Practice will be “live blogging” from next weeks meeting in Madrid, described as “the largest forum dedicated to privacy in the world, which every year brings together the highest authorities and institutions guaranteeing data protection and privacy, as well as experts in the field from every continent.”