Policy

Politicians hit out at UK-Japan data flows plans

A group of British members of parliament have slammed international data transfer agreements proposed as part of a trade deal between the UK and Japan.

02 December 2020

“Law is not maths”: the fight over fine calculation in Germany

GDR explores the German data protection authorities’ controversial fine calculator.

01 December 2020

Exclusive: UK adequacy decision running out of time

With just five weeks until Brexit, the European Commission is yet to ask the European Data Protection Board to approve a UK adequacy decision – a process that took four months last time the board was tapped.

27 November 2020

UK to launch new digital competition regime

The UK government has said it will establish a digital markets unit within the country’s competition authority to enforce new rules for powerful platforms like Google and Facebook.

27 November 2020

Data Governance Act formalises EU data-sharing plans

A proposed new EU law designed to stimulate large-scale data sharing across the bloc is being heralded as the biggest step in data regulation since the GDPR.

26 November 2020

Big Tech unhappy about new Asian data localisation

An Asian trade group representing many of the world’s largest technology companies has slammed Pakistan’s new data localisation rules.

25 November 2020

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

EPDB raises doubts about ePrivacy enforcement plans

New ePrivacy proposals may lead to confused and inconsistent enforcement of the law, the European Data Protection Board has warned.

23 November 2020

Canadian privacy proposal mixes elements of GDPR and CCPA

Canada’s new proposed data privacy legislation would combine elements of the EU rights-based framework and the US consumer protection model – but the country’s privacy commissioner has expressed concerns that the proposal gives too much leeway to commercial interests.

20 November 2020

Revealed: European Commission pushes data sharing through IP law

The European Commission plans to review multiple intellectual property laws to see how they could foster data sharing, according to a leaked draft seen by GDR.

20 November 2020

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