Policy

Unexpected trends emerge from CCPA litigation

At least 76 CCPA-related lawsuits have been filed since the law went into effect 1 January 2020, revealing litigation tactics that observers did not anticipate when the legislation was first crafted.

14 April 2021

Civil society hits out at “weak” ePrivacy proposal

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the European Parliament to block perceived attempts by the EU Council to water down ePrivacy rules.

14 April 2021

US senators raise national security concerns over foreign ad auctions

A group of senators seek information about how adtech data is being used in real-time advertising auctions, raising concerns that foreign actors could siphon the information and compromise national security.

13 April 2021

Google v Oracle ruling favours data industry, IP experts say

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Google did not violate copyright law by using some of Oracle’s code in Android’s software platform, in a judgment that may favour data-driven adtech companies at the expense of traditional business models.

12 April 2021

Deadlines loom for some states to pass privacy legislation

Numerous US states are working on privacy bills, but some of them have legislatures that will soon adjourn for the year.

09 April 2021

Private right of action removed from Florida privacy bill

Florida lawmakers have removed the private right of action provision from a proposed consumer privacy bill at the behest of the state’s business community – much to the dismay of privacy activists.

08 April 2021

Privacy community remembers Kurt Wimmer, privacy and press freedoms advocate

Kurt Wimmer, the former co-chair of Covington & Burling’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice, has died at the age of 62.

07 April 2021

World Bank: privacy isn’t just for rich countries

A new World Bank study has concluded that developing countries have the capacity to enforce comprehensive privacy laws – but warned that it may be too costly for small businesses in those jurisdictions to comply with complex laws like the GDPR.

01 April 2021

UK considers regulation changes to ease data sharing

A UK government-commissioned research paper has suggested changing laws to smooth data sharing, amid concerns from privacy activists about possible dilution of UK data protection rules.

01 April 2021

How to get vaccine passports right

Eduardo Ustaran, partner at Hogan Lovells in London, looks at how data protection law offers a path – not a barrier – to safe and secure vaccine passports.

01 April 2021

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