Policy

Big Tech unhappy about new Asian data localisation

An Asian trade group representing many of the world’s largest technology companies has slammed Pakistan’s new data localisation rules.

25 November 2020

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

EPDB raises doubts about ePrivacy enforcement plans

New ePrivacy proposals may lead to confused and inconsistent enforcement of the law, the European Data Protection Board has warned.

23 November 2020

Canadian privacy proposal mixes elements of GDPR and CCPA

Canada’s new proposed data privacy legislation would combine elements of the EU rights-based framework and the US consumer protection model – but the country’s privacy commissioner has expressed concerns that the proposal gives too much leeway to commercial interests.

20 November 2020

Revealed: European Commission pushes data sharing through IP law

The European Commission plans to review multiple intellectual property laws to see how they could foster data sharing, according to a leaked draft seen by GDR.

20 November 2020

Dutch data regulator calls for huge budget increase

The Dutch government must more than triple the country’s data protection authority or it will be unable to properly enforce the GDPR, the regulator has claimed.

19 November 2020

US Congress passes IOT security legislation

A US bill that sets cybersecurity standards for IOT devices used by the federal government could also affect private sector security programmes.

19 November 2020

Georgia’s US senate race could determine future of federal privacy legislation

The 5 January elections for Georgia’s two US senate seats will go a long way in shaping federal privacy legislation.

16 November 2020

New SCCs to impose raft of costly new obligations

The EU’s updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs) will impose onerous new obligations on international data transfers, and might affect the economics of receiving SCC-transferred information.

13 November 2020

Long-awaited EDPB supplementary measures guidance released

The European Data Protection Board has released highly-anticipated guidance on data transfer precautions – which appears to rule out the use of many cloud services.

12 November 2020

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