Topic: Coronavirus

Google’s ad revenue falls

Google’s advertising revenue fell for the first time in the company’s history while Facebook posted 10% growth during a financial quarter marked by the covid-19 pandemic, government lockdowns, and a double-digit decline in global GDP.

31 July 2020

Snapchat earnings a positive sign for adtech

Messaging app Snapchat has posted gains in users and revenue despite facing the covid-19 pandemic, government lockdowns, and a severe economic contraction.

22 July 2020

FBI: Chinese hackers tried to steal covid-19 research

A US federal grand jury has indicted two Chinese hackers for allegedly stealing trade secrets and personal data from hundreds of victims for the benefit of China’s government.

22 July 2020

GDPR two-year review: the data protection community reacts

The European Commission’s two-year review of the GDPR has highlighted areas for improvement in enforcement of the landmark legislation. Regulators and experts tell GDR what has changed, what needs work, and what is to come.

03 July 2020

Examining the post-covid relationship between cities and data

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Miriam Everett and associate Chloe Kite assess the way in which data collection and data-driven technologies, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, might change the way cities function.

02 July 2020

UK makes belated switch to decentralised contact tracing

The UK government has switched to the decentralised model for its contact-tracing app – months after disregarding the ICO’s recommendation that it do so.

19 June 2020

Norway suspends tracing app amid proportionality concerns

Norway's privacy watchdog has temporarily banned the processing of data through the country’s covid-19 tracing app, citing privacy concerns over its proportionality.

15 June 2020

LGPD sanctions postponed until August 2021

Brazilian coronavirus relief legislation has gone into effect, postponing the penalties for violations of the landmark LGPD until August 2021.

12 June 2020

Close encounters of the technological kind: How unregulated technologies cashed in on covid-19

Keith Oliver and Amalia Neenan of Peters & Peters call for regulation of technology used to combat covid-19.

09 June 2020

NGOs threaten litigation over covid-19 data-sharing

A coordinated effort by nine European civil liberties organisations to force governments to protect privacy while sharing data to tackle covid-19 may lead to litigation.

08 June 2020

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