GDR - 2020.2 Magazine
GDR’s second-quarter magazine went to press during uncertain and unsettling times, as the coronavirus crisis rapidly escalated around the globe. We have extensively covered its impact through our online news service and will no doubt revisit it in a future print edition – in the meantime, we hope everyone is safe and well.
The GDR reporting team tackled a host of different issues in 2020.2. We open with an exploration of the moratorium on tariffs on international data transfers and how its future has become uncertain. We interviewed Bill Dague of Nasdaq, who provided insight on how subsidiary Quandl finds and sells data to the financial services industry – including how the company puts a dollar value on the data it provides.
The GDPR is also scrutinised, after a report by the European Data Protection Board shed light on enforcement of the Regulation across Europe. We also tell the story of a tough year for the UK’s data regulator, and and how data trusts could encourage more companies to share their valuable information assets.
Turning to surveillance, GDR examines US data surveillance powers that now appear to be in limbo, amid reports of perceived abuse by intelligence agencies. A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer expert also takes readers through proposed German antitrust law reforms that could create heightened data access rights in the country.
We’re also pleased to bring you highlights of the inaugural Data Business Congress, hosted in San Jose by GDR and sister publication Intellectual Asset Management in February. It was the first conference to cover the full data lifecycle, from creation to commercialisation and disposal. It was a fascinating event, and we’re looking forward to bringing you the next edition soon – keep your eyes peeled.