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FTC ripped for blacking out Facebook’s privacy report

The US Federal Trade Commission has been slammed for redacting the majority of a report that would ostensibly shine light on Facebook’s internal data policies and practices, with activists accusing the FTC of failing to live up to “transparency” promises it made when announcing the settlement some 20 months ago.

03 March 2021

UK GDPR: What enforcement takes place below the waterline?

Discussions about the enforcement of the GDPR inevitably focus on fines, but they’re only part of the UK data regulator’s toolbox. Linklaters counsel Greg Palmer analyses exclusive data about how the Information Commissioner’s Office uses its powers – and how the UK GDPR enforcement works under the waterline.

01 March 2021

Companies focus on data-led product development, GDR report shows

An exclusive GDR survey suggests the private sector is extensively using data assets to create new products and services – and may be shifting its focus away from commercialising personal data by using it to target online adverts.

26 February 2021

Analysing the ePrivacy Regulation

Osborne Clarke Madrid partner Rafael García del Poyo unpacks the recent EU Council draft ePrivacy Regulation.

24 February 2021

The BA class action in numbers

A recent ruling in the UK British Airways GDPR data breach class action shows that only a small fraction of potential claimants have signed up – but the lawsuit could still be worth tens or hundreds of millions of pounds.

08 February 2021

Secured data: using data as loan security

Carolyn Bigg, a 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?

02 February 2021

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.

02 February 2021

GDPR with Chinese characteristics: China’s new draft personal data protection law

Linklaters Shanghai counsel Alex Roberts sets out the main points of China’s new data protection framework.

02 February 2021

Salesforce v Oracle breaks new ground

GDPR class actions remain rare in Europe, and claimants face plenty of obstacles. The Salesforce and Oracle litigation, set to run in parallel in London and Amsterdam, is a case that practitioners need to watch closely.

02 February 2021

Why the ICO British Airways penalty was slashed

GDR explores how British Airways persuaded the UK data regulator to cut a planned record-breaking £183.4 million (€204 million) GDPR fine by nearly 90%.

02 February 2021

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