Features

The future of UK data protection – All still to play for?

Linklaters TMT and IP head Richard Cumbley analyses the upcoming potential changes to the UK's data framework.

22 September 2021

The UK should be strengthening data laws, not watering them down

Claimant-side litigator Aman Johal of Your Lawyers Ltd warns that the UK’s data protection framework is heading in the wrong direction.

21 September 2021

LGPD enforcer Miriam Wimmer talks WhatsApp, independence and more

Penalties for Brazil’s LGPD went into force last month. GDR interviewed one of the members of the country’s nascent data protection authority (ANPD), Miriam Wimmer, about the progress her agency has been making in recent months.

17 September 2021

Can California achieve data adequacy?

As negotiations between the US and EU over trans-Atlantic data flows move at a snail’s pace, a member of California’s newly constructed privacy regulator has floated the idea of the state achieving GDPR adequacy.

13 September 2021

How European regulators toughened the Irish WhatsApp decision

European data protection authorities forced their Irish counterpart to strengthen its stance against WhatsApp, in a decision that may have wider repercussions for large tech companies that process EU personal data.

03 September 2021

ECJ Case Tracker

The GDR European Court of Justice Case Tracker allows subscribers to monitor all GDPR-era cases in the EU's highest court.

27 August 2021

Report sounds alarm over companies brokering active-duty military data

New research has found that at least three of the world’s 10 largest data brokers sell information on US active-duty military personnel – a situation critics say jeopardises national security.

25 August 2021

UK data breach claimants face more pressure

The market for low-value UK data protection litigation is in trouble, after a ruling undermined the viability of claims that are issued in court. Most claims are resolved long before courts get involved – but settlement strategies may also be unviable for claimant firms.

23 August 2021

Data shows one-stop-shop development and regulators’ appeal failures

New data covering the first three years of GDPR enforcement suggests that some European data protection authorities are struggling to make their fines stick – and that the one-stop-shop’s centre of gravity may be shifting away from Ireland.

13 August 2021

Australia takes steps towards ransomware payment reporting

Australia’s parliament is considering a bill that would force companies that pay ransomware attackers to file mandatory reports to a regulator. DLA Piper senior associate Sarah Birkett unpacks the proposed legislation.

06 August 2021

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