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Felsberg hires data protection partner

Felsberg Advogados has strengthened its technology practice with the hire of a data protection partner, ahead of Brazil’s general data protection law (LGPD) coming into force next year.

11 October 2019

Satellite deal faces UK cybersecurity conditions

A consortium of investors buying out satellite communications operator Inmarsat has offered to enhance the target company’s cybersecurity programme following UK national security concerns.

10 October 2019

Irish data regulator criticises small budget increase

The Irish data protection commission has criticised the government’s decision to increase its budget by €1.6 million in 2020 – less than a third of what it asked for.

10 October 2019

A&L Goodbody hires in Dublin

A&L Goodbody has hired Andrew Sheridan to its Dublin partnership.

10 October 2019

FBI data searches ruled illegal and unconstitutional

A newly released secret 2018 court order has said the Federal Bureau of Investigation exceeded its powers when searching intelligence databases.

09 October 2019

UK releases data-sharing agreement with US

With much of the world’s internet infrastructure located in the United States, observers say the recently signed UK-US Bilateral Data Access Agreement will be a boon for British law enforcers who need US-based data for their investigations.

09 October 2019
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Microsoft VP: antitrust enforcers need a test for data sharing

Antitrust enforcement can “shift the culture” in technology companies, but it is often not the best way to remedy harms in the digital economy, a senior Microsoft official has said.

09 October 2019

Versata claims rival stole software secrets

Software developer Versata says a rival illegally used its software trade secrets to obtain patents, after receiving the information from Versata’s former client Jaguar Land Rover.

09 October 2019

Greece telco fine targets privacy by design failure

The Greek data protection authority has fined the country’s largest telecommunications company €400,000 for multiple GDPR failings, including violation of the regulation’s privacy by design principle.

08 October 2019

ECJ asked to weigh in on spat over porn download data

An Antwerp court has asked the ECJ to decide whether pornography copryright holders’ ability to protect their intellectual property outweighs the privacy rights of those accused of illegally downloading the films.

08 October 2019