Features

Driving the regulators to distraction: the rise of in-car data monetisation

Modern cars generate plenty of data, but Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman partner Steve Farmer in London says the road to commercialising that information is bumpy.

07 August 2020

GDR analysis: European regulators buckling under Schrems pressure

Understaffed and under-resourced European data protection authorities are likely to struggle with the new responsibilities handed to them by the Schrems II decision, GDR has found.

06 August 2020

Google’s early data strategy revealed

Internal documents show that Google executives turned to the company’s vast trove of data in the mid-2000s as part of a strategy to remain the world’s top search engine.

04 August 2020

Schrems II: practical implications

Sidley Austin partner William Long and associate Lauren Cuyvers assess Schrems II’s impact on international business, and offer advice on the path ahead.

04 August 2020

Data, the new blood: Unlocking commercial data’s potential and opening new avenues

Data is valuable both to individuals it relates to and society as a whole. What would it take for people to give their data away for free? In the first article of a three-part series, GDR investigates the arguments in favour of data donation.

03 August 2020

India contemplates non-personal data law

In a unique policy proposal that suggests one of the world’s largest economies plans to boost its growth through data, a group of experts from India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have suggested sweeping new legislation to regulate non-personal data in the country.

31 July 2020

Online content-sharing platforms breathe a sigh of relief

Platform operators will welcome a recent European Court of Justice advocate-general opinion on their liability for hosting illegal content, says Natalie Ellerby of Linklaters in London.

29 July 2020

Dunnhumby: Insights from the data adviser to the retail industry

GDR spoke to Alison Williams, head of data at Dunnhumby – a consultancy that has advised retailers on using their data to improve their businesses since 1989. An early pioneer in data-driven business, the company has helped the UK and US retail sectors to become some of the most sophisticated and competitive in the world.

23 July 2020

China unveils draft Data Security Law

A new proposed Chinese data law intended to protect national security and the development of the digital economy sets out a series of measures designed to enhance data security. If enacted, the law could profoundly alter data security practices in China, as well as provide scope for extraterritorial application.

20 July 2020

Schrems II: the data protection community reacts

Yesterday’s Schrems II ruling lived up to expectations – just like the first iteration of the dispute, it has thrown a spanner in works for companies hoping to transfer data abroad, particularly to the US. GDR has analysed the data protection community’s reactions and thoughts on the implications of the decision.

17 July 2020

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