Policy

Brazil mandates internet equipment security by design

Brazil’s telecommunications regulator has issued requirements for the country’s internet infrastructure to have built-in security features aimed at thwarting cyberattacks.

22 January 2021

Revealed: the Data Governance Act’s teething problems

An EU oversight board slammed an early version of the wide-ranging and ambitious Data Governance Act, GDR has learned.

22 January 2021

First hint of UK-EU data divergence appears

The UK data protection authority has signed off on data transfers to a US financial regulator, but one European regulator has expressed doubts – in a sign that UK and EU interpretation of the GDPR may be starting to drift apart.

22 January 2021

New York introduces privacy and biometric laws

New York lawmakers have introduced a comprehensive privacy bill that would combine elements of the CCPA and GDPR, as well as a biometric data bill that would function similarly to Illinois’ tough BIPA legislation.

19 January 2021

Jelinek and Wiewiórowski call for SCC improvements

The EU’s most senior data protection regulators have urged the European Commission to improve its new proposed standard contractual clauses for international data transfers.

18 January 2021

The Digital Services Act: Unpacking the European Commission’s reform of the EU digital economy

Linklaters partners Tanguy Van Overstraeten and Guillaume Couneson and associate Richard Steppe dive into the wide-ranging implications of the new draft Digital Services Act.

12 January 2021

Roundup: Asia-Pacific data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key news from the Asia-Pacific region that you might have missed over the holidays.

07 January 2021

Brexit deal gives UK adequacy reprieve

An interim arrangement agreed as part of the Brexit deal means data will continue to flow unhindered from the EU to the UK for up to six months.

04 January 2021

Fewer than 500 data brokers registered with California in 2020

California’s justice department expected some 1,000 data brokers to register with the state in 2020, but less than half of that number appeared on the public registry as of 4 January.

04 January 2021

Roundup: European data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key European news that you might have missed over the holidays.

04 January 2021

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