CIPL Quarterly Reports
Message from President Bojana Bellamy
I hope you have all enjoyed a restful holiday season and a good start in the new year. I certainly did, and I think that after a very busy and productive 2016, we all were in need of some time to regenerate and rejuvenate. But now we are ready to roll up our sleeves again! The last very busy quarter of 2016 set us up for an equally busy first few months in 2017 and beyond. For example, in the last few months, we have provided formal input to, and otherwise engaged with, the WP29 on a number of GDPR implementation issues, including the role of the DPO, high risk and DPIAs, the lead authority and the one-stop-shop, and ePrivacy. Now there is follow-up work to do on each of these items, in addition to addressing the next set of GDPR issues through white papers, webinars, workshops and more. They include GDPR certifications, smart regulation, data portability, core privacy principles and innovation drivers. It will be all hands on deck here at CIPL over the next couple of months to advance these various work streams and to prepare for our next major GDPR workshop, in Madrid in early March. In addition, we are planning another CIPL delegation visit to Brazil later in March, participation in the APEC privacy meetings in Vietnam in February, and speaking engagements at various privacy conferences over the next few months, among other things. I invite you to take a look at our updated 2017 Calendar of Events (available on our website) and I look forward to working with all of you in the new year and to seeing many of you in Madrid.
Highlights from the October - December 2016 Quarterly Report include: