Around the world, policymakers are focusing on ways to improve privacy frameworks. More than 120 countries currently have a privacy or data protection law enacted. Significant developments in the European Union, with the General Data Protection Regulation becoming applicable in May 2018, have had an impact on US based organizations that conduct business globally and on how regulators around the world think about privacy frameworks. Global approaches to privacy protection differ based on different legal traditions. Still, there is significant common ground in the commitment to empowering individuals with respect to the collection and use of personal data, and to protecting people against harm from the use of their data. FPF closely follows developments in EU policymaking and regulation supported by our local office in Brussels, as well as developments in APEC, and Latin America. We keep our stakeholders informed of relevant changes, case-law, guidance, policies, and legal requirements, while also providing background and in-depth analysis in order to support them in being ahead of key developments globally. FPF’s global work is led by Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.
The future of international data transfers is multi-dimensional, exploring new territories around the world, featuring binding international agreements for effective enforcement cooperation and slowly entering the agenda of high level intergovernmental organizations. All this surfaced from notable keynotes delivered during the 43rd edition of the Global Privacy Assembly Conference, hosted remotely by Mexico’s data protection authority, INAI, on October 18 and 19.
On October 27, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)’s Asia-Pacific office and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) co-hosted an online event titled, “Trade Offs or Synergies? Data Privacy and Protection as an Engine of Data Driven Innovation” in the context of DigitalxADB. This edition was the third in ADB’s series of annual knowledge-sharing events for representatives of ADB’s […]
Event Report: From “Consent-Centric” Frameworks to Responsible Data Practices and Privacy Accountability in Asia Pacific
On September 16, the Asia-Pacific office of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) held its first event following its launch in August 2021. This event was hosted by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) of Singapore during the very popular “Personal Data Protection week” (PDP Week 2021). The theme of the event was Exploring trends: […]
There has been a surge in questions posed by national courts to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the past year on how various provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should be interpreted and applied in practice. They vary from understanding essential aspects of the fundamental right to the protection […]
On August 20, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released an updated regulation on car privacy and data security that comes into force on October 1, 2021.
The National People’s Congress (NPC) of China adopted on August 20, 2021 the first Chinese comprehensive data protection law, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), less than a year after the first draft of the law was published. The NPC thus concluded its legislative process that saw two additional markups of the law since October […]
The Future of Privacy Forum’s Asia-Pacific office launches today in Singapore under the leadership of Dr. Clarisse Girot. As Director of the FPF Asia-Pacific office, she is responsible for developing and implementing FPF’s strategy in the world’s biggest and most populated region. We have asked Dr. Girot to share her thoughts for FPF’s blog on […]
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has appointed Clarisse Girot, PhD, LLM, an expert on Asian and European privacy legislation, to lead its new FPF Asia-Pacific office based in Singapore as Director. This new office expands FPF’s international reach in Asia and complements FPF’s offices in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, as well as partnerships […]
At the intersection of AI and Data Protection law: Automated Decision-Making Rules, a Global Perspective (CPDP LatAm Panel)
On Thursday, 15th of July 2021, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) organised during the CPDP LatAm Conference a panel titled ‘At the Intersection of AI and Data Protection law: Automated Decision Making Rules, a Global Perspective’. The aim of the Panel was to explore how existing data protection laws around the world apply to profiling and automated decision making practices.
Insights into the Future of Data Protection Enforcement: Regulatory Strategies of European Data Protection Authorities for 2021-2022
The Future of Privacy Forum released a report that brings “Insights into the future of data protection enforcement: Regulatory strategies of European Data Protection Authorities for 2021-2022”. The European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are arguably the most powerful data protection and privacy regulators in the world, having been granted by the European Union’s General Data […]