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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

From pre-emption to private right of action: key points of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act

Years in the making, the bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act draft bill borrows from various laws, including the GDPR and state-level data privacy laws. If passed, it would also create unique definitions and requirements.

10 June 2022

Bipartisan data privacy bill faces uphill struggle despite compromises

Last Friday, the proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act revealed what a bipartisan, comprehensive national data privacy law could look like in the US and has gained praise for balancing corporate and consumer interests.

09 June 2022

2022’s biggest data privacy and cybersecurity US regulations so far

From the growing patchwork of state-level data privacy laws to federal agencies tightening their cybersecurity requirements, 2022 has been a busy year for US data privacy and cybersecurity regulation. GDR highlights some of the key developments in the last six months.

06 June 2022

Data Changemakers: Katarzyna Szymielewicz

In the first edition of Data Changemakers, co-founder and president of Panoptykon Katarzyna Szymielewicz tells GDR that the Digital Services Act will drive civil society action.

06 June 2022

EDPB fining guidelines may face similar struggles to German scheme

The European Data Protection Board announced their new GDPR fining guidelines last week, in a bid to harmonise regulators' different approaches to penalties throughout the EU. But what can Germany’s own controversial calculator tell us about such attempts at broad frameworks?

24 May 2022

Litigation funders increasingly attracted to trade secrets cases

If litigation financiers take last week’s news of a $2 billion jury verdict in a trade secrets case the same way that they have viewed $2 billion patent verdicts in the past, it could lead to a rush of financing marketing aimed at trade secret owners.

20 May 2022

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