Features

Data exploitation as an abuse of dominance

Ashurst competition partner Nigel Parr and data protection partner Rhiannon Webster analyse the impact of a recent European Court of Justice ruling on incumbent companies’ data practices.

18 August 2022

Data Changemakers: Caroline Wilson Palow

Privacy International legal director and general counsel Caroline Wilson Palow says transparency is the key to creating a productive dialogue between civil society and the private sector.

12 August 2022

Data Changemakers: Sarah Chander

European Digital Rights senior policy advisor and AI lead Sarah Chander says policymakers, industry and civil society groups need to rethink the notion of the digital rights holder and challenge the “computational infrastructure” of Big Tech.

05 August 2022

The UK’s new data bill dissected

The UK’s new Data Protection and Digital Information Bill will change various aspects of the country’s data protection landscape. Some of the bill’s amendments to UK data protection law are expected, but others are more of a surprise. GDR runs through the most crucial new developments.

25 July 2022

Travel rule puts data protection burden on crypto firms

Proposed new EU rules for crypto firms will require the industry to get to grips with handling significant quantities of sensitive customer data.

15 July 2022

How UK data protection reform could affect the life sciences sector

Covington & Burling’s Sam Jungyun Choi and Paul Maynard unpack the impact of the UK’s planned data reforms on the life sciences industry.

07 July 2022

Has data privacy been demoted on the risk register for trust companies?

Research by Herbert Smith Freehills suggests that trust companies may no longer consider data protection to be as much of a risk as they once did, write partners Miriam Everett and Richard Norridge.

04 July 2022

Data Changemakers: Estelle Massé

Access Now’s Europe legislative manager and global data protection lead Estelle Massé says more dialogue is needed between civil society and industry about the fundamental rights that underpin compliance.

01 July 2022

The need for clarity: whistleblowers in an opaque, digital world

Whistleblowers are a crucial way to expose cyberattacks, say Sanford Heisler Sharp partners Vincent McKnight and John McKnight and associate Sarah Chu.

21 June 2022

What to expect from UK data reform

The government’s response to a wide-ranging consultation on an overhaul of the UK’s data protection framework contains few surprises and appears to have abandoned some more radical ideas – but a civil society group has branded the proposals as a "bonfire" of rights.

17 June 2022

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