Features

Egypt approves long-awaited data protection legislation

New legislation in Egypt will introduce strict data breach notification requirements, regulate cross-border data transfers and require businesses collecting or using data to obtain licences.

12 August 2020

“Secured data” – using data as loan security

Carolyn Bigg, partner at DLA Piper in Hong Kong, discusses the novel idea of using data as collateral for loans. The value of data is widely accepted – could this be a new frontier in extracting value from data?

12 August 2020

Third time lucky for EU/US data transfer deal?

The EU and US have begun discussions for an “enhanced” Privacy Shield that will comply with Schrems II, but experts fear that such a deal would undermine GDPR rights if the US refuses to curtail its surveillance practices.

11 August 2020

What reducing the planned British Airways fine could mean for the future of data protection

British Airways might pay a fraction of the data breach penalty that was floated last year. Aman Johal of Your Lawyers Ltd, who represents claimants against the airline, says this sends the wrong message.

10 August 2020

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

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