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The UK online harm framework: a recipe for resistance?

The UK government’s online harms white paper seeks to align tech companies and social media platforms with their users in the fight against the spread of violent and harmful content online. But how this is expected to work in practice, and how will the tech industry react?

12 June 2019

The GDPR one year on: key areas for international businesses

A year after the GDPR came into force, Morgan Lewis & Bockius London partner Pulina Whitaker and Philadelphia partner Ezra Church assess the impact of the legislation and questions that have yet to be answered.

04 June 2019

Wiewiórowski: Who says I’m stepping down?

The European Data Protection Supervisor’s second-in-command Wojciech Wiewiórowski has called for a more coherent approach by digital market regulators, while hinting that he will remain at the body in some capacity when his term ends in December.

29 May 2019

Lessons from the EU–Japan mutual adequacy arrangement

Dechert London partner Paul Kavanagh and associate Dylan Balbirnie assess what the recent EU–Japan adequacy deal demonstrates about the European Commission’s approach to adequacy.

14 May 2019

Delicately poised

India’s flirtation with data localisation rules has many worried. The country is considered a leader of the developing world, and observers fret that where it goes, others will follow.

14 May 2019

Interview – Zee Kin Yeong

Singapore’s deputy privacy commissioner talks AI, trust and why it’s too early for regulation.

14 May 2019

Data & tech transactions

Companies’ collection, use, commercialisation and transfer of data has risen enormously over the last few years. GDR gathered partners from top firms in New York to discuss how the explosion in data has affected the world of technology transactions.

14 May 2019

All tied up

France’s 1968 blocking statute has been a headache for French companies facing foreign disclosure requests for half a century. With reform potentially on the way, how could life be made easier for data holders currently caught between a rock and a hard place?

13 May 2019

Latin America steps up data privacy legislative and enforcement efforts

Holland & Knight partner Adam Bookbinder, associates Mara O’Malley and Javier Robledo and legal intern Timothy Andrea consider developments over the last few months that showcase Latin American countries’ increased data privacy efforts.

07 May 2019

Going over the top

Over-the-top applications like WhatsApp have replaced telecoms services as the world's preferred method of electronic communication. As more and more of these services offer end-to-end encryption, governments are having to rethink how they get hold of information that was once easily...

09 April 2019