Coronavirus

LGPD’s start date to be decided today

Brazil’s Senate has until the end of today to decide whether the LGPD should go into effect now or at the end of the year.

26 August 2020

Coronavirus-related CCPA amendments move through California legislature

Amendments to the CCPA would streamline rules pertaining to the sharing of de-identified medical information, eliminating uncertainty the legislation brought to such activity.

24 August 2020

How the US CDC uses covid-19 data

In March, US lawmakers injected $500 million into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to improve its covid-19 data collection. GDR has obtained CDC’s report to Congress that outlines how the agency says it will use that funding.

19 August 2020

LGPD deadline looms

Brazil’s congress has until 26 August to vote on a presidential executive order that would to postpone the country’s data privacy law until May 2021.

10 August 2020

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

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