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UK announces new light-touch digital strategy

The UK government has published a new digital strategy, committing to an outcomes-based regulatory regime and debuting a framework for measuring the project’s success.

13 June 2022

German court refuses to rule on Kaspersky complaint

Germany’s federal constitutional court has decided not to rule on a complaint lodged by the anti-virus provider, after its request for an injunction against a government agency warning about its software was denied.

13 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

Finnish decision foreshadows GDPR and Data Act clash

Finland’s data protection authority has said historical car maintenance data can be classified as personal data under the GDPR, opening a question on how proposals for non-personal data sharing under the Data Act will work.

10 June 2022

ECJ advocate-general expands scope of access rights

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has said controllers should reveal the specific recipients of any data they shared in their responses to access requests.

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

NCA mounts defence in unlawful disclosure claim

The UK National Crime Agency has denied that it breached data protection laws by providing Latvian authorities with a former KGB double agent’s British identity and address, saying it acted in accordance with EU rules guiding member state cooperation.

09 June 2022

Experian class action dropped

A UK representative action targeting Experian’s marketing business has been discontinued.

09 June 2022

Orders to delete algorithms cause corporate confusion

A growing trend for ordering companies to delete algorithms containing illegally acquired data is an onerous process that many aren’t prepared to follow.

08 June 2022

CNIL rejects risk-based approach to non-EU transfers

The French regulator has flatly rejected a risk-based approach to international transfers in a published Q&A about the use of Google Analytics, echoing the stance of its Austrian counterpart.

08 June 2022

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