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...
Covington & Burling partner Alexander Berengaut and associate Katharine Goodloe examine the geographic scope of the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act
Partner Thomas Schürrle and associate Andrea Pomana at Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt discuss whether the German competition authority was right to penalise Facebook’s data practices, and whether the decision will have an impact outside the country
While the French authority’s Google fine grabbed the headlines for its size, McDermott Will & Emery partner Romain Perray in Paris argues that the decision is notable for other reasons too.
Lawyers in Mexico say the country’s data protection authority needs more power to properly enforce legislation and implement sanctions.
Daniel Law partner Robert Daniel-Shores in São Paulo examines the road ahead for Brazil’s new data privacy watchdog.
For those in the cybersecurity trade, a section in this year’s World Economic Forum global risks report predicting the demise of cryptography may have made for particularly distressing reading.
Will Brazil's new omnibus data privacy framework create more confusion?
Hong Kong's data ethics report, enforcement priorities, and international transfers.
Irish data officials discuss cooperation and the GDPR.