Policy

China’s new Data Security Law – one month to implementation

Morgan Lewis & Bockius Shanghai partner Todd Liao and associate Sylvia Hu analyse how companies can comply with China’s new data security framework.

30 July 2021

Privacy takes a back seat at FTC congressional hearing

Statements by US Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan indicate that competition, a drive for additional resources, and internal spats with other commissioners could take precedence over data-related issues under her leadership.

29 July 2021

Can big data help detect biological weapons?

The US Department of Homeland Security is building a system that would help law enforcers use data analytics to detect biological weapons – but internal reports suggest that the equipment may not work as planned.

28 July 2021

Spanish supermarket accepts hefty facial recognition fine

Mercadona has agreed to pay more than €2 million to settle proceedings with Spain’s data authority over facial recognition used in its shops.

28 July 2021

Australia warns multinationals with Uber decision

Australia’s privacy watchdog said Uber’s US parent company and Dutch subsidiary failed to protect Australian customer and driver data when it was subject to a high-profile cyberattack.

26 July 2021

US congressional staffers resume work on federal privacy legislation

Congressional staffers have resumed work on a US general data privacy framework, as stakeholders put more pressure on lawmakers to pass what they say is a necessary element to maintaining transatlantic data flows.

26 July 2021

US pushing to regain EU adequacy

The US is prioritising negotiations with the European Commission to reinstate a post-Schrems II transatlantic adequacy deal.

22 July 2021

Data localisation measures double in less than five years

The spread of data localisation measures is a growing threat to the digital economy, a US-based think tank has warned.

21 July 2021

UK to pursue “creative” global data policy

The minister charged with UK media and data policy will seek to speed up the country’s adequacy process and implement alternative international transfer mechanisms

21 July 2021

Facial recognition scrutinised by US lawmakers

US lawmakers have expressed a bipartisan consensus for the need of facial recognition regulation, following the release of an internal government report showing that federal law enforcers use the technology with little to no oversight – but Congress has proposed little in the way of concrete solutions.

14 July 2021

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