Features

Defending in numbers: claiming database rights

Information is a lucrative currency in many industries, from sports fixtures and betting organisations to mapping, but protecting the investment that goes into collecting and presenting this data is proving a major intellectual property challenge. Fieldfisher partner Nick Rose and associate Miryam Boston examine the difficulties of claiming database rights.

02 February 2021

Data, the new blood

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?

02 February 2021

European regulators buckle under Schrems pressure

Understaffed and under-resourced European data protection authorities are likely to struggle with the new responsibilities handed to them by the Schrems II decision.

02 February 2021

Data privacy will drive 2021 technology innovation

The covid-19 pandemic, changing perceptions and more are set to drive cybersecurity and AI innovation, say Forensic Risk Alliance partner Britt Endemann and chief innovation officer Harsh Sutaria.

01 February 2021

CV-Online Latvia: complicating database right enforcement

Toby Bond at Bird & Bird in London analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

21 January 2021

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

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