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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

Covington fortifies US cybersecurity practice with FTC and FBI hires

Former Federal Trade Commission head Terrell McSweeny and principal deputy counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Trisha Anderson are the latest additions to Covington & Burling's growing cybersecurity practice.

13 September 2018

Holland & Knight takes two US privacy lawyers from Reed Smith

Holland & Knight has added to its East Coast cybersecurity and data breach practice with two new hires from Reed Smith.

12 September 2018

Identifying "genuine" main establishment key, says Irish enforcer legal chief

The Irish Data Protection Commission’s head of legal has said that companies must be able to demonstrate that their main establishment in the EU plays a genuine decision-making role to benefit from the GDPR’s one-stop-shop concept.

12 September 2018

UK data protection chief calls for new body to regulate the internet

Elizabeth Denham has said a new body, rather than the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, is needed to oversee regulation of the internet and co-ordinate action by different regulators.

12 September 2018

Software trade secrets belong to Versata not Ford, US judge rules

A US federal court has said developer Versata owns trade secrets embedded in software it licensed Ford to use, but will let a jury decide whether the car manufacturer used Versata’s trade secrets when it developed its own programme.

11 September 2018

Google and CNIL clash on global right to be forgotten

France’s data protection watchdog has insisted that delistings that follow right to be forgotten requests should apply globally, despite arguments from Google, Microsoft and a host of NGOs that such requests should only apply within the EU.

11 September 2018

Singapore privacy watchdog prohibits commercial use of identification numbers

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has updated its advisory guidelines for local data protection laws to limit the use of national identification numbers by private sector businesses.

11 September 2018

British Airways faces class action

British Airways is facing possible group litigation that could cost it hundreds of millions of pounds, after suffering a data breach last week that affected its customers’ financial details.

10 September 2018