GDR - 2019.3 Magazine
The best defence is a good offence. It’s not exactly clear who came up with that idiom, but it also applies to the world of data. Dealing with hackers is the topic we explore in GDR 2019.3’s lead feature, which examines how some breach victims haven’t just dealt with the immediate consequences of a state-backed attack – they’ve used the US courts system to take the fight to the perpetrators. It makes for fascinating and insightful reading; so does our other main feature this quarter, which looks at the mass of AI ethics guidelines that have emerged over the past few months and sees whether they could eventually lead to some hard law.
Our latest community-based survey profiles a selection of the women who are leading the data law field, and will surely act as an inspiration to young professionals thinking of entering the field.
A trio of interviews rounds out the content written by the GDR team for this issue. We spoke to Patricia Poku, the head of Ghana’s Data Protection Commission, and Sophie Kwasny of the Council of Europe’s data protection unit on the sidelines of the inaugural African Region Data Protection and Privacy International Conference in Accra – and interviewed Wojciech Wiewiórowski, the current assistant European Data Protection Supervisor.
Finally, GDR has been closely tracking GDPR enforcement. Poland’s first enforcement decision under the new regime was far from straightforward. Lawyers at CMS in Warsaw analyse this decision, and the apparent friction it reveals between the EU’s data protection legislation and its regulations on the reuse of public data.