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Deadly data: Annie Jacobsen on the military origins of biometrics

Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s latest book, First Platoon, chronicles the US military’s massive and ultimately disastrous project to compile biometrics on nearly the entire population of Afghanistan. GDR talked to Jacobsen about the implications big data has for combat, democracy, privacy and other societal issues.

06 July 2021

GDR dissects the UK data protection litigation market

Subscribers can now access an exclusive dataset compiled from the High Court of England and Wales, and a Special Report analysing key litigation trends.

01 July 2021

Q&A: Ex-Spanish DPA chief José Luis Piñar

José Luis Piñar led Spain’s data protection authority from 2002 to 2007 and is currently counsel at CMS in Madrid. He spoke to GDR about the Spanish watchdog’s recent guidance on data risk assessment and the need for EU-wide guidelines.

01 July 2021

The implications of the SCOTUS TransUnion ruling

The US Supreme Court has significantly reduced the number of plaintiffs eligible to sue TransUnion under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), finding that the entire class did not have the same standing as a lead plaintiff falsely flagged by the credit rating agency as a potential terrorist. Experts involved with the case say the ruling will affect non-FCRA data privacy cases.

29 June 2021

Facial recognition companies turn to the First Amendment

Amazon has joined Clearview AI in using the First Amendment as a defence against Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims – a move some critics paint as a cynical ploy to use constitutional protections for anti-democratic purposes, but others see as a necessary test of how free speech rights apply to big data and artificial intelligence.

23 June 2021

Questions remain after Facebook Belgium

The European Court of Justice’s Facebook Belgium judgment has clarified some aspects of the GDPR one-stop-shop – but some aspects of its practical application remain unclear.

22 June 2021

Johannes Caspar: Facebook/WhatsApp, urgency and the one-stop-shop

Hamburg data protection chief Johannes Caspar is one of the EU’s most active enforcers. Ahead of his planned departure on 28 June, Caspar told GDR about his office’s pioneering track record, and his frustration with the GDPR’s one-stop-shop.

21 June 2021

Trade secrets at risk from cyber incidents

The risk of employee leaks, cyberattacks, and competitor theft has grown, underlining the importance of robust corporate trade secrets policies.

17 June 2021

Italian supreme court imposes greater transparency on algorithms - key takeaways

Panetta & Associati partner Lorenzo Cristofaro analyses a groundbreaking Italian ruling on algorithmic transparency.

15 June 2021

Unpacking a year of covid implications

FTI Consulting technology segment experts outline the data challenges companies faced during the coronavirus outbreak, and how they will continue to navigate them in the months and years to come.

11 June 2021

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