Data localisation

Revealed: the Data Governance Act’s teething problems

An EU oversight board slammed an early version of the wide-ranging and ambitious Data Governance Act, GDR has learned.

22 January 2021

Trump moves to ban more Chinese apps

In a move similar to his contested restrictions on TikTok and WeChat, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would ban eight other Chinese-owned apps from the country on national security grounds.

06 January 2021

Details emerge of Canada’s largest financial data breach

The Canadian privacy regulator has revealed how poor data storage and access policies led to what’s believed to be the largest financial data breach in Canada’s history.

14 December 2020

Financial services industry bemoans data localisation trend

A global trend towards data localisation has dire consequences for the financial services industry, according to a new report.

11 December 2020

Only surveillance reform will solve EU-US data flow troubles, committee hears

A US national privacy law will do little to ensure transatlantic data flows unless Congress also implements reforms to the federal government’s surveillance apparatus, the US Senate committee drafting data protection legislation has heard.

11 December 2020

US judge blocks more Trump TikTok restrictions

The district judge who initially prevented the Trump administration from banning TikTok from US app stores has blocked more of the government’s restrictions against the Chinese app.

08 December 2020

Data Governance Act formalises EU data-sharing plans

A proposed new EU law designed to stimulate large-scale data sharing across the bloc is being heralded as the biggest step in data regulation since the GDPR.

26 November 2020

Big Tech unhappy about new Asian data localisation

An Asian trade group representing many of the world’s largest technology companies has slammed Pakistan’s new data localisation rules.

25 November 2020

Trump delays TikTok ban as legal battles continue

The US Department of Commerce will delay its orders prohibiting TikTok from US app stores pending the outcome of ongoing litigation with plaintiffs who seek to reverse the government ban.

13 November 2020

WhatsApp Pay finally given go-ahead in India after data problems

WhatsApp has finally been given the go-ahead to launch its payments service in India, after years of delays because of data localisation rules.

09 November 2020

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