Watchdogs unlikely to ever overlook GDPR documentation requirements, says lawyer

Data protection regulators will seldom – if ever – overlook data documentation requirements, regardless of company size, according to Osborne Clarke partner Ulrich Baumgartner.

18 September 2018

ICANN receives third court rejection for data collection requests

A German court has rejected yet another request by the US Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to reconsider previous decisions refusing to force one of its registrars to continue collecting data.

18 September 2018

Cambridge Analytica lawyers’ withdrawal postponed as liquidation reps appointed

Lawyers trying to exit the US bankruptcy proceedings of Cambridge Analytica as no-one is left at the company to instruct them have been told they need to wait until a court-appointed trustee selects a corporate representative to assist him with the company’s liquidation.

18 September 2018

Pinheiro Neto nabs Google Brazil policy head

One of Brazil’s leading data protection experts, Marcel Leonardi, has joined Pinheiro Neto from Google.

17 September 2018

Ad tech facing EU privacy complaints

Privacy campaigners have filed complaints with the UK and Irish data protection authorities against widespread advertising technology industry practices and the guidelines and frameworks that govern them.

17 September 2018

Reed Smith hires Drew & Napier TMT lawyer

Charmian Aw has become the newest member of Reed Smith’s IP, tech and data group after over a decade at Singaporean firm Drew & Napier.

17 September 2018

DomainTools hit with injunction over scraping

A US federal judge has served US data-gathering company DomainTools with a preliminary injunction following allegations by the New Zealand Domain Name Commission that it conducted data scraping in breach of a contractual privacy policy, potentially sparking copycat lawsuits worldwide....

14 September 2018

UK-EU data flow at threat from no deal Brexit, says UK government

The UK government has urged businesses to prepare standard contractual clauses for data transfers with the EU in case the UK leaves the bloc without a formal agreement in place.

14 September 2018

ECHR rules against historic UK bulk interception regime

European Court of Human Rights judges have ruled that two key parts of the UK's pre-2016 communications and metadata surveillance programme infringed privacy rights.

13 September 2018

EU Parliament agrees changes to controversial copyright law

The European Parliament has voted through amendments to the incoming Copyright Directive aimed at shoring up content creators’ rights online, but some observers fear the new rules could censor the internet and place onerous requirements on platform operators.

13 September 2018