In another surprise turn of events, Brazil’s senate has amended its coronavirus relief package to have the country’s omnibus data privacy law come into force as originally scheduled.
20 May 2020
Following the peak of the covid-19 outbreak, commercial landlords may use temperature testing to keep workforces safe as they return to physical workplaces. Herbert Smith Freehills global data privacy head Miriam Everett, UK & EMEA real estate head Jeremy Walden and TMT associate Hannah Brown analyse the data protection implications.
19 May 2020
Brazil’s lower house has voted to delay the LGPD – the latest move in a series of twists and turns that could see the data protection law postponed until August 2021.
18 May 2020
A bill that would govern the use of facial recognition technology is making its way through the California legislature over the objections of 55 civil rights organisations.
13 May 2020
Five Republican senators have introduced a bill that would regulate contact-tracing apps and similar projects geared towards tracking the spread of covid-19.
12 May 2020
Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court has struck down a government order forcing telecommunications companies to provide access to user information, declaring in the process that data protection is a fundamental right.
11 May 2020
As governments and people across the world seek an exit strategy to coronavirus lockdown, contact tracing apps have been touted as a powerful tool – but data privacy concerns have led to differing approaches by health authorities.
06 May 2020
The head of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has backed the use of a centralised database for a covid-19 tracing app – contrary to prior recommendations by her office.
05 May 2020
With Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court set to decide the lawfulness of a government order for telecoms companies to provide information on up to 226 million residents, the country’s attorney general has issued an opinion arguing that government’s scheme is constitutional given the circumstances presented by the covid-19 pandemic.
04 May 2020
Covid-19 has contributed to reductions in Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft’s advertising revenue, with Microsoft boasting major gains with its cloud computing services.
01 May 2020