Features

Inside Facebook’s FTC-mandated privacy programme

GDR has obtained Facebook’s first quarterly privacy report to the US Federal Trade Commission since the two entities entered into their $5 billion settlement agreement over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

15 January 2021

How to take a holistic approach to privacy compliance in an ever-changing legal landscape

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton privacy and cybersecurity practice group leader Liisa Thomas lays out how companies can best comply with global data privacy laws in uncertain times.

14 January 2021

The Digital Services Act: Unpacking the European Commission’s reform of the EU digital economy

Linklaters partners Tanguy Van Overstraeten and Guillaume Couneson and associate Richard Steppe dive into the wide-ranging implications of the new draft Digital Services Act.

12 January 2021

GDPR immaterial damages claims: a fight destined for the ECJ

With momentum building behind mass data claims in Europe, European Court of Justice intervention may be necessary to clarify whether individuals can recover GDPR damages for non-financial harm.

15 December 2020

New GDPR fines guidance from UK ICO – a missed opportunity?

Forensic Risk Alliance partner Simon Taylor reflects on the shortcomings of the ICO’s draft statutory guidance.

09 December 2020

The best data law firms in the world: key takeaways from the GDR 100

GDR’s editor reflects on what readers can take away from the inaugural GDR 100 ranking of data law firms, which will launch soon.

04 December 2020

“Law is not maths”: the fight over fine calculation in Germany

GDR explores the German data protection authorities’ controversial fine calculator.

01 December 2020

Canadian privacy proposal mixes elements of GDPR and CCPA

Canada’s new proposed data privacy legislation would combine elements of the EU rights-based framework and the US consumer protection model – but the country’s privacy commissioner has expressed concerns that the proposal gives too much leeway to commercial interests.

20 November 2020

Security standards following the Marriott fine – Great expectations?

Linklaters counsel Peter Church scrutinises the UK data watchdog’s Marriott decision, and provides tips that will help companies avoid data breach fines.

18 November 2020

New SCCs to impose raft of costly new obligations

The EU’s updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs) will impose onerous new obligations on international data transfers, and might affect the economics of receiving SCC-transferred information.

13 November 2020

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