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GDR plaintiff counsel survey open for nominations

GDR is seeking nominations for its inaugural survey of the plaintiff-side counsel who are driving private enforcement of data rights around the world. We want to hear from plaintiff- and defence-side counsel alike.

03 February 2023

GDR 100 Elite interviews: Cooley’s Travis LeBlanc and Patrick Van Eecke

Co-Lead of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice and global litigation department Travis LeBlanc and head of Cooley’s European cyber/data/privacy practice Patrick Van Eecke discuss how the firm’s practice is weathering an economic slowdown and why EU-wide class actions and the SEC’s proposed cybersecurity requirements are keeping clients up at night.

27 January 2023

Impressive, but not always right: ChatGPT and data protection compliance

OpenAI’s ChatGPT has prompted questions about how it could affect compliance work such as the drafting of privacy notices. GDR spoke to leading practitioners who have experimented with the tool.

23 January 2023

ECJ case may create “significant” insolvency hurdles

A recent European Court of Justice referral could influence the debate over the tradability of data, with insolvency lawyers raising concerns that the case could restrict the ability of creditors to satisfy claims over databases.

20 January 2023

Ontario Court of Appeal limits “database defendant” class actions

Dentons partners Chloe Snider, Kristen Thompson and Michael Schafler and associate Luca Lucarini analyse landmark Ontario appellate judgments that will affect the application of the intrusion upon seclusion tort to Canadian data breach class actions.

17 January 2023

Global data flows in 2023: Will transfers become easier, harder or just more complex?

Linklaters counsel Alex Roberts in Shanghai and Peter Church in London discuss global developments in cross-border data transfer regimes in 2022 and what might be on the horizon in 2023.

13 January 2023

Comparative analysis of the proposed Chinese standard contract and EU standard contractual clauses

Rohan Massey, David Chen, Christopher Foo and Pauline Tang of Ropes & Gray analyse and compare key international transfer documents in the EU and Chinese data protection regimes.

14 December 2022

Q&A: Meike Kamp

Two months into her tenure as the new head of the Berlin data protection authority, Meike Kamp tells GDR her views on the new Privacy Shield replacement and how ongoing questions about the GDPR’s interpretation should be resolved.

09 December 2022

Data Changemakers: Evelyn Austin

Netherlands-based Bits of Freedom director Evelyn Austin says policy development should move towards “public-private-civic” partnerships, and that litigation efforts might be needed to remove some of the barriers faced by civil society working on mitigating the harms caused by large platforms.

02 December 2022

Navigating binding corporate rules: Updated requirements in the EU and UK

The gap between the updated EU and UK binding corporate rules requirements appear to be widening, say Morrison Foerster's Alex van der Wolk, Marijn Storm and Laura Stewart.

01 December 2022

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