Policy

European Commission to probe adtech economics

The European Commission’s communications department is set to scrutinise the adtech ecosystem, GDR has learned.

15 March 2021

Data retention rears its head again

A long-running battle in the EU over data retention has flared up again, following rulings out of the bloc’s top court late last year.

12 March 2021

EU data bosses push back on Data Governance Act

The EU’s two most senior data protection regulators have hit out at the bloc’s proposed new data-sharing law, in what looks increasingly likely to turn into a turf war for control of data policy in Europe.

11 March 2021

Facebook wins landmark Brazilian internet privacy case

In a case that sets precedent for future privacy disputes, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has ruled that Facebook is not required to disclose information about users who shared a defamatory post on the social media platform.

11 March 2021

UK adequacy decision: end goal in sight

After years of wrangling over Brexit and the terms of the withdrawal agreement, recent squabbles over the importing of vaccines, shellfish and even ham sandwiches have made the issue of UK-EU equivalence a testy subject. As such, the European Commission’s recent UK adequacy decision is encouraging for the data community, says Kim Roberts of King & Spalding.

05 March 2021

Belgium data regulator urged staff to hand over covid test results

The Belgian data protection authority asked staff to hand over their covid-19 test results, GDR has learned – potentially breaching the regulator’s own guidance and the GDPR.

04 March 2021

Virginia governor clears privacy bill to mixed reviews

Virginia’s governor has signed the omnibus Consumer Data Protection Act into law, making the state the second in the US to have comprehensive privacy legislation – but garnering criticism from some tech advocates.

04 March 2021

FTC ripped for blacking out Facebook’s privacy report

The US Federal Trade Commission has been slammed for redacting the majority of a report that would ostensibly shine light on Facebook’s internal data policies and practices, with activists accusing the FTC of failing to live up to “transparency” promises it made when announcing the settlement some 20 months ago.

03 March 2021

Tracking is dead, Google says

Google has promised not to track people from site to site, saying it will not replace third-party cookies with alternative ways of identifying users.

03 March 2021

UK looks to forge own path in data protection

The UK looks set to diverge from its European neighbours on data policy, with a senior politician indicating he plans to move faster than the EU on data flows and Elizabeth Denham’s replacement being asked to focus on data innovation.

02 March 2021

Get unlimited access to all Global Data Review content