Topic: Policy

The CCPA and third-party cookie phaseout could be good for adtech

Tough data protection regulation in the US and Europe and the death of third-party cookies will ultimately be beneficial to the data-hungry digital advertising industry, according to new research.

09 July 2020

South African data law enacted after seven-year delay

Major provisions of South Africa’s 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) are finally being enacted after seven years of delays. What does the arrival of this long anticipated law mean for those on the ground?

08 July 2020

EDPS: re-negotiate Microsoft data contracts

The influential European Data Protection Supervisor has urged public bodies across Europe to re-negotiate the data protection terms of their contracts with Microsoft.

06 July 2020

GDPR two-year review: the data protection community reacts

The European Commission’s two-year review of the GDPR has highlighted areas for improvement in enforcement of the landmark legislation. Regulators and experts tell GDR what has changed, what needs work, and what is to come.

03 July 2020

Ad industry pressures Apple to reverse data changes

Executives from advertising trade bodies across Europe have called on Apple to backtrack on changes the company made to data collection in its popular App Store.

03 July 2020

Brazil senate passes controversial 'fake news' bill

Brazil’s senate has passed a bill intended to combat fake news despite the objections of privacy advocates, sending the legislation to the country’s house of representatives.

02 July 2020

Changes coming to Singapore’s personal data protection framework

Significant changes to Singapore’s flagship privacy regime will bring it in line with international norms.

02 July 2020

CCPA enforcement begins amid state budget crisis

The California attorney general can begin enforcing the CCPA today, but questions remain as to how an office strained for resources will administer the most comprehensive privacy law in the US.

01 July 2020

The two-year GDPR review – “overall success” or work in progress?

Following the European Commission’s assessment of the GDPR, Reed Smith partner Elle Todd asks whether the GDPR has been a success – or if it’s too early to tell.

01 July 2020

EDPS seeks to continue Buttarelli’s legacy

The European Data Protection Supervisor has laid out its plans for the next four years, indicating it intends to build on the work of its former chief Giovanni Buttarelli and continue to punch above its weight.

30 June 2020

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