Policy

Google v Oracle ruling favours data industry, IP experts say

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Google did not violate copyright law by using some of Oracle’s code in Android’s software platform, in a judgment that may favour data-driven adtech companies at the expense of traditional business models.

12 April 2021

Deadlines loom for some states to pass privacy legislation

Numerous US states are working on privacy bills, but some of them have legislatures that will soon adjourn for the year.

09 April 2021

Private right of action removed from Florida privacy bill

Florida lawmakers have removed the private right of action provision from a proposed consumer privacy bill at the behest of the state’s business community – much to the dismay of privacy activists.

08 April 2021

Privacy community remembers Kurt Wimmer, privacy and press freedoms advocate

Kurt Wimmer, the former co-chair of Covington & Burling’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice, has died at the age of 62.

07 April 2021

World Bank: privacy isn’t just for rich countries

A new World Bank study has concluded that developing countries have the capacity to enforce comprehensive privacy laws – but warned that it may be too costly for small businesses in those jurisdictions to comply with complex laws like the GDPR.

01 April 2021

UK considers regulation changes to ease data sharing

A UK government-commissioned research paper has suggested changing laws to smooth data sharing, amid concerns from privacy activists about possible dilution of UK data protection rules.

01 April 2021

How to get vaccine passports right

Eduardo Ustaran, partner at Hogan Lovells in London, looks at how data protection law offers a path – not a barrier – to safe and secure vaccine passports.

01 April 2021

Brazil’s consumer and data protection authorities ink cooperation agreement

A deal between Brazil’s data watchdog and its consumer protection agency should provide more clarity to the private sector.

31 March 2021

CNIL cookie clampdown starts tomorrow

France’s data regulator will start enforcing its new cookies rules from tomorrow.

31 March 2021

GDR Special Report: EU data reform - risks and opportunities

A raft of new European legislation will affect corporate data acquisition, use and security across the EU. GDR sets out what companies need to know.

31 March 2021

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