Policy

Israel blocks Privacy Shield transfers

EU-adequate Israel has followed the European Court of Justice’s lead in stopping companies from using the Privacy Shield mechanism from transferring data to the US.

30 September 2020

Anticipating adequacy, Switzerland passes new data law

The Swiss parliament has passed a new federal data protection law after years of wrangling – with observers saying the new legislation is likely to earn the country an EU adequacy decision.

29 September 2020

California governor vetoes genetic data privacy bill

Citing concerns about disrupting covid-19 test reporting, California’s governor has blocked additional regulation of genetic data in the state.

29 September 2020

RBG remembered for landmark data case dissent

A US Senate committee working on federal privacy legislation has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her dissent in Spokeo Inc v Robins – a monumental consumer privacy case that continues to affect the data litigation landscape.

25 September 2020

Don’t overstate the role of data, Facebook says

Facebook’s director of economic policy has played down the competitive advantage available to platforms that have access to large tranches of data, while warning against the effectiveness of data separation and data access remedies.

25 September 2020

Big data crucial to US warfare, House committee hears

Former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, now the head of a US government commission aimed at improving the military’s artificial intelligence capabilities, has called for “broad research exemptions” on the use of big data to boost America’s warfare capabilities.

24 September 2020

Former Google CEO criticises Trump’s anti-TikTok crusade

Eric Schmidt has said the Trump Administration’s TikTok prohibitions and other restrictions on Chinese technology will harm the development of US AI capabilities.

23 September 2020

Companies still not ready for LGPD

Brazil’s LGPD will go into effect tomorrow, but attorneys working with the data protection law say a large majority of Brazilian companies are not fully compliant.

17 September 2020

LGPD boosts litigation risk

LGPD regulatory investigations are still some way away, but the legislation's private right of action means companies are already in the firing line.

17 September 2020

Locked screen

An increasingly popular data-gathering policy in African countries has exposed weaknesses in regulatory frameworks across the continent.

16 September 2020

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