Interview: Peter Yapp

Peter Yapp speaks to GDR about the NIS Directive, supply chain risks and the future of corporate cybersecurity. 

05 December 2019

Will COPPA kill online content for kids?

YouTube content creators from around the world have warned the US Federal Trade Commission that their financial livelihoods are being threatened by policies resulting from the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

27 November 2019

Interview: Phyllis Sumner

Phyllis Sumner leads King & Spalding's data, privacy and security practice. She speaks to GDR about the landmark cases she's handled, how cyberattacks have changed, and third-party vendors coming under pressure.

21 November 2019

EDPS: The candidates

Giovanni Buttarelli, who passed away in August, transformed the European Data Protection Supervisor into an influential global thought leader, capable of bringing the chief executives of major tech companies to the table. Whoever becomes his long-term replacement will have a tough act to follow.

20 November 2019

Facing off

Advances in AI and video mean facial recognition is now a viable tool – but its use of biometric data has led to concerns from regulators and campaigners.

15 November 2019

Interview: data commercialisation with Alex Brown

Law firm Simmons & Simmons recently carried out a survey identifying the habits of “data laggards” and “data leaders”. The firm’s TMT head Alex Brown spoke to GDR about data commercialisation and its interplay with compliance efforts.

12 November 2019

Breaking open the black box

Concerns over the ethics of AI have led to a flurry of white papers and policy recommendations from governments and businesses. But will they be a precursor for regulation? 

03 October 2019

Interview with Patricia Poku

On the sidelines of the inaugural African Regional Data Protection and Privacy Conference in Accra, Ghana’s data protection commissioner, Patricia Poku, discussed African privacy frameworks, her agency’s funding – and what motivated her to move to Ghana after spending decades in Europe.

03 October 2019

Spain’s data bar

Data lawyers won’t forget the European Court of Justice’s 2014 Google Spain ruling – and its confirmation of the right to be forgotten – anytime soon. Spain continues to make its mark in data protection: its regulator, the AEPD, which kickstarted the ECJ litigation by backing the individuals’ delisting request, is a force to be reckoned with, and the country’s GDPR implementing legislation creates rights found nowhere else in Europe.

03 October 2019

Peeling back the mask

Traditionally, hacking victims wanting to retaliate have had little choice but to rely on law enforcement. Now, a growing band of them are increasingly turning to the US court system – and the extensive discovery powers it endows – to take matters into their own hands.

03 October 2019