Privacy in a pandemic

As countries around the world rush to control the spread of the covid-19 virus, privacy regulators are keen to have their say on data sharing. But some watchdogs are finding their guidance largely ignored – raising questions about the true influence of data protection authorities.

08 September 2020

What covid-19 means for data lawyers in the long term

As organisations all around the world slash their budgets in response to the economic downturn caused by the covid-19 pandemic, lawyers and advisers have been forced to grapple with an existential question: how essential is data?

07 September 2020

Data, the new blood: Barriers and the future

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 final article of a three-part series on data donation, GDR investigates the barriers that get in the way of the practice and considers how it will develop.

01 September 2020

One firm to rule them all: Palantir’s plan to go public

Regulatory files tied to Palantir Technologies’ planned public share offering reveal the company’s ambitions to become the US government’s sole data analytics provider.

28 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle lawsuit: a first for the Dutch courts

The Privacy Collective is pursuing coordinated Dutch and English class action lawsuits against Salesforce and Oracle. GDR reports on how the litigation marks not only the first Dutch GDPR representative action, but also a pioneering use of the country’s new law.

21 August 2020

How the US CDC uses covid-19 data

In March, US lawmakers injected $500 million into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to improve its covid-19 data collection. GDR has obtained CDC’s report to Congress that outlines how the agency says it will use that funding.

19 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle lawsuit: economics and cross-border litigation

GDR analyses novel aspects of the mammoth English GDPR class action threatened against Salesforce and Oracle – including the way the case was filed, its underlying economics, and possible complications arising from its cross-border nature.

19 August 2020

Lloyd v Google looms over €10 billion English lawsuit

GDPR class actions remain rare in Europe, and claimants face plenty of obstacles. GDR exclusively reports on how the outcome of the English high-stakes Salesforce and Oracle class action could hinge on the outcome of another prominent case.

18 August 2020

Data, the new blood: The upside

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 second article of a three-part series, GDR investigates the benefits created by data donation.

12 August 2020

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

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