Coronavirus

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

Deutsche Telekom and SAP coronavirus app wins over German data regulators

The designers of Germany’s contact-tracing app have labelled data protection concerns related to the app as “unfounded”, while the country’s data regulators have told GDR they are happy with the app’s privacy safeguards.

08 June 2020

Contact tracing principles

Taylor Wessing London partner Christopher Jeffery sets out the data protection principles that covid-19 contact tracing apps will need to follow.

05 June 2020

Regulators loom large over covid-19 data sharing efforts

European data protection authorities continue to play a significant watchdog role during the coronavirus pandemic, with Belgian and Dutch regulators chiding their governments’ data-sharing efforts and the Italian watchdog greenlighting its country’s contact tracing app.

02 June 2020

Lithuanian contact-tracing app suspended

Lithuania’s data authority has suspended the country’s covid-19 contact tracing app for failing to comply with the GDPR.

28 May 2020

Familiar issues stall US covid-19 privacy legislation

Democrats and Republicans have duelling covid-19 data bills in Congress, with the proposals differing on private rights of action and preemption – issues that have served as roadblocks to past efforts to implement comprehensive privacy legislation.

28 May 2020

Big data continues to shine during market rally

Big data has continued to outperform most other industries as markets rally from their March and April lows, with the cloud computing and cybersecurity sectors leading the way with double-digit gains on the year.

27 May 2020

Brazil’s LGPD could come into force on schedule after late-night vote

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

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