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Peeling back the mask

Traditionally, hacking victims wanting to retaliate have had little choice but to rely on law enforcement. Now, a growing band of them are increasingly turning to the US court system – and the extensive discovery powers it endows – to take matters into their own hands. In late...

03 October 2019

Mixed messages from Poland: the uneasy relationship between regulations on reuse and the GDPR

CMS partner Tomasz Koryzma and senior associate Damian Karwala analyse the friction between the GDPR and the EU’s directive on the reuse of public information, in the wake of the Polish data regulator’s landmark Bisnode GDPR case. The importance of public sector information that...

03 October 2019
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Interview with Sophie Kwasny

The head of the Council of Europe’s data protection unit spoke to GDR at the inaugural African Regional Data Protection and Privacy Conference about her work on Convention 108+, supporting nascent data privacy frameworks and the role of Africa in global data policy. Tell us about...

03 October 2019

Breaking open the black box

Concerns over the ethics of AI have led to a flurry of white papers and policy recommendations from governments and businesses. But will they be a precursor for regulation? In a 2018 UK House of Lords report on artificial intelligence, one contributor let a little frustration slip...

03 October 2019
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Interview with Patricia Poku

On the sidelines of the inaugural African Regional Data Protection and Privacy Conference in Accra, Ghana’s data protection commissioner, Patricia Poku, discussed African privacy frameworks, her agency’s funding – and what motivated her to move to Ghana after spending decades in Europe....

03 October 2019

Interview with Wojciech Wiewiórowski

At a conference in Berlin, GDR spoke to the second in command at the European Data Protection Supervisor about making enforcers talk to each other, his term as assistant supervisor coming to an end, and, naturally, the GDPR. Your tenure is coming to an end in December? Yes,...

03 October 2019

Spain’s data bar

Data lawyers won’t forget the European Court of Justice’s 2014 Google Spain ruling – and its confirmation of the right to be forgotten – anytime soon. Spain continues to make its mark in data protection: its regulator, the AEPD, which kickstarted the ECJ litigation by backing the...

03 October 2019

Bird & Bird consultancy Oxygy on data monetisation

Consultants at Bird & Bird offshoot Oxygy spoke with GDR about blending commercial opportunities with regulatory reality.

30 August 2019

Military nominee seems likely for Brazil data watchdog

Brazil’s strongman president Jair Bolsonaro has used his first year in office to stuff the government with military types. Observers fret the country’s first data protection agency awaits the same fate.

23 August 2019

Who should be responsible for data breaches?

The US legal system rarely holds third-party IT and cybersecurity providers liable for data breaches, but experts say that could – and perhaps should – change in the near future.

22 August 2019