Features

China’s new Data Security Law – one month to implementation

Morgan Lewis & Bockius Shanghai partner Todd Liao and associate Sylvia Hu analyse how companies can comply with China’s new data security framework.

30 July 2021

Q&A: Handling social care data

James Robson is the DPO for research organisations specialising in social care. He spoke to GDR about the unique challenges of working with sensitive data, internal security measures, and the sector’s approach to data breaches.

26 July 2021

GDR Insight Panel: Workload, investment and regulatory burden set to increase

GDR research suggests the rollout of new data frameworks and a wave of ransomware attacks will create even more work for companies and their advisers.

23 July 2021

GDPR fines: shame but don't name?

German judges have moved away from publicising the names of companies alleged to have breached GDPR rules on the grounds that this causes unwarranted reputational and competitive damage. Fieldfisher Hamburg partner Dennis Hillemann analyses the implications.

16 July 2021

Deadly data: Annie Jacobsen on the military origins of biometrics

Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s latest book, First Platoon, chronicles the US military’s massive and ultimately disastrous project to compile biometrics on nearly the entire population of Afghanistan. GDR talked to Jacobsen about the implications big data has for combat, democracy, privacy and other societal issues.

06 July 2021

GDR dissects the UK data protection litigation market

Subscribers can now access an exclusive dataset compiled from the High Court of England and Wales, and a Special Report analysing key litigation trends.

01 July 2021

Q&A: Ex-Spanish DPA chief José Luis Piñar

José Luis Piñar led Spain’s data protection authority from 2002 to 2007 and is currently counsel at CMS in Madrid. He spoke to GDR about the Spanish watchdog’s recent guidance on data risk assessment and the need for EU-wide guidelines.

01 July 2021

The implications of the SCOTUS TransUnion ruling

The US Supreme Court has significantly reduced the number of plaintiffs eligible to sue TransUnion under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), finding that the entire class did not have the same standing as a lead plaintiff falsely flagged by the credit rating agency as a potential terrorist. Experts involved with the case say the ruling will affect non-FCRA data privacy cases.

29 June 2021

Facial recognition companies turn to the First Amendment

Amazon has joined Clearview AI in using the First Amendment as a defence against Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims – a move some critics paint as a cynical ploy to use constitutional protections for anti-democratic purposes, but others see as a necessary test of how free speech rights apply to big data and artificial intelligence.

23 June 2021

Questions remain after Facebook Belgium

The European Court of Justice’s Facebook Belgium judgment has clarified some aspects of the GDPR one-stop-shop – but some aspects of its practical application remain unclear.

22 June 2021

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