A waiting game

The introduction of the GDPR has put Ireland’s Data Protection Commission in the spotlight – but one year on, companies and their advisers are still waiting for the agency to dish out its first fines while they work around gaps in the country’s data protection legislation.

09 December 2019

Who owns the oil that fuels AI machines: Japan’s evolving IP protection for data

Morgan Lewis & Bockius lawyers Akiko Araki and Christopher Wells in Tokyo analyse changes to Japan’s IP regime designed to better protect AI businesses’ data ownership.

09 December 2019

In search of the bigger picture

He saw the Cambridge Analytica scandal coming, railed against privacy policies and worried about the creeping power of data-driven companies. But Giovanni Buttarelli, the former European Data Protection Supervisor who passed away in August, was no grouchy technophobe.

09 December 2019

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

Interview with Wojciech Wiewiórowski

At a conference in Berlin, GDR spoke to the second in command at the European Data Protection Supervisor about making enforcers talk to each other, his term as assistant supervisor coming to an end, and, naturally, the GDPR.

03 October 2019