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Viewing entries tagged with 'International'

TPP text on protecting personal information Blair Stewart
10 November 2015


As reported in last month’s blog, after five years work, government ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries announced the conclusion of their TPP trade negotiations. The result of the talks is a free trade agreement that seeks to liberalise trade and investment between 12 Pacific Rim countries.

IGOs help share best privacy practice Blair Stewart
15 October 2015

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It’s not just privacy regulators and businesses that play an important role in privacy and data protection. Intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) also make an important contribution through their information handling rules, policies or practices.

EU Safe Harbour decision could impact on NZ Charles Mabbett
7 October 2015

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The impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks on US government internet surveillance has claimed another casualty - the ‘Safe Harbour’ provisions that legitimise a significant volume of European Union personal data transferred to the United States for processing.

TPP and electronic commerce Blair Stewart
6 October 2015


After five years of negotiations, government ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries - New Zealand and  Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam - announced their conclusions this week.

Getting to know Asia’s data privacy laws Blair Stewart
13 March 2015

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In our inter-connected world, legal advisers to businesses that operate online are increasingly expected to know or be able to find out something about other countries’ privacy laws. Asia is one of the world’s most significant economic regions and it is important to understand how the data protection and privacy environments of Asian countries work.

American takeaways John Edwards
10 March 2015

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This is not a post about hot-dogs, pretzels, fries or pizza. What we call “takeaways”, Americans refer to as “take-out”, or simply as “fast food”. That’s why there’s no confusion in the US when the handbook for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit explains what a participant can expect to “take away” from each session.

The Washington post John Edwards
4 March 2015

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I’m in Washington DC to talk privacy, or data privacy, or data protection, or however else this growing international preoccupation is described in different jurisdictions, sectors and economies.

Updating APEC’s Privacy Framework Blair Stewart
24 February 2015

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APEC recently moved one step closer towards the goal of updating its privacy framework in time to mark the 10th anniversary of the framework’s adoption in 2005.