Policy

Revised Swiss Data Protection Act gets official start date

Switzerland’s new data protection act is due to come into force on 1 September 2023, almost three years after it was passed in parliament.

04 March 2022

White House supports stricter children’s data rules

President Joe Biden has called for more measures to protect children online, including an end to advertising targeted at minors and a ban on tech companies gathering data on children.

03 March 2022

Tech companies fear India’s data framework could harm business

International associations representing major global tech companies have expressed concerns over provisions in India’s draft data protection law relating to data localisation and the inclusion of non-personal data, citing concerns that these could hinder innovation and foreign investment.

03 March 2022

DSA discussions stall over algorithms and targeted ads

Debates over the Digital Services Act are still stuck at the settling of general principles, but Brussels lawmakers remain optimistic that progress is not far off.

28 February 2022

French authority falls in line with ECJ position on general retention of metadata

France’s constitutional authority has issued a ruling against the mass retention of data, although new legislation on the issue is already ahead of the judgment.

25 February 2022

Businesses worry as Data Act restrictions loom

Radical European Commission data-sharing legislation will add new complications for exporters of non-personal data.

23 February 2022

Canadian privacy regulator weighs in on antitrust reform

Canada’s data protection authority has warned the government that a “traditionalist” approach to competition regulation could negatively impact privacy standards, instead encouraging increased cooperation between regulators.

22 February 2022

European Commission seeks to guide Australia to adequacy

The European Commission has made suggestions on how Australia could revise its data protection laws, potentially paving the way to an adequacy agreement from Brussels.

21 February 2022

LabMD urges US judge to reject FTC "procedural gamesmanship"

A US businessman suing Federal Trade Commission (FTC) employees over corruption-related allegations has urged a US judge to reject arguments that his case should be dismissed over time limitations.

18 February 2022

GDR 100 Elite interviews: Covington & Burling's Lindsey Tonsager

In the first of a series of GDR 100 2022 Elite practice head interviews, San Francisco-based Covington & Burling privacy and cybersecurity co-chair Lindsey Tonsager spoke to GDR about weathering the pace of change, the possible impacts of the FTC’s rulemaking process, and why cross-border data transfers are the most pressing issue facing companies today.

18 February 2022

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