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Appeals court dismisses trucking company’s hacking lawsuit

A US appeals court has rejected a trucking company’s lawsuit against two former employees who allegedly stole proprietary sales data, ruling that the defendants didn’t violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as they were authorised to access the information.

15 September 2020

Balancing privacy and analytic utility: Are your datasets really anonymous?

Maurice Coyle, chief data scientist at IBM and Mastercard collaboration Trūata, unpacks independent data stewardship, managing data set risks and the necessary trade-off between data set utility and protecting privacy.

15 September 2020

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

14 September 2020

The anatomy of a data strategy

Behind the wall of cliché and spin associated with data-driven transformation lie two fundamental truths. One concerns the eventual aim, which is to make better decisions. The other is about the process – which is not about technology or regulations, but change management.

14 September 2020

Google faces new UK £2 billion class action

A High Court lawsuit targeting Google subsidiary YouTube’s collection of children’s data is the latest GDPR class action to hit the English courts – and the latest that will be affected by the outcome of another Google case.

14 September 2020

UK government attempts to prompt data innovation

The UK government hopes its national data strategy will catalyse innovation and allow the country to pursue its own data regime post-Brexit.

11 September 2020

Non-personal data framework could harm India

Major global software providers have warned that India’s plan to regulate non-personal data could chill investment and innovation in the country, put data processors in an “impossible situation” and have effects beyond the country’s borders.

11 September 2020

First shots fired in Schrems II Irish battle

Ireland’s data watchdog has opened an investigation of Facebook’s use of standard contractual clauses, leading to accusations from Max Schrems that the regulator has breached a court order in doing so.

10 September 2020

The in-house view on data protection risks and priorities

GDR has published exclusive research on in-house lawyers’ greatest concerns for the next 12 months.

10 September 2020

The prospects and pitfalls of contact-tracing apps

Contact-tracing apps have failed to live up to their initial hype during the covid-19 pandemic, but technologists and policymakers are still grappling with the issues surrounding the apps with the hope that they can be effective in fighting future disease outbreaks.

10 September 2020

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