Policy

Police bill violates EU law, says German state authority

Lower Saxony’s data protection authority has said a new police and public order bill remains non-compliant with European data privacy standards, despite recent revisions.

21 May 2019

Jelinek: No one likes a toothless tiger

The head of the European Data Protection Board, Andrea Jelinek, has stressed the importance of enforcement to ensuring that companies respect the fundamental right to privacy.

20 May 2019

Hungarian central bank issues cloud computing recommendations

Hungary’s central bank has recommended that businesses conduct a pros-and-cons analysis of cloud-based systems to ensure that their practices preserve privacy.

20 May 2019

UK insurance body calls for ICO breach data access

The head of a UK insurer association has called for access to anonymised breach data collected by the country’s data protection watchdog.

14 May 2019

Lessons from the EU–Japan mutual adequacy arrangement

Dechert London partner Paul Kavanagh and associate Dylan Balbirnie assess what the recent EU–Japan adequacy deal demonstrates about the European Commission’s approach to adequacy.

14 May 2019

Interview – Zee Kin Yeong

Singapore’s deputy privacy commissioner talks AI, trust and why it’s too early for regulation.

14 May 2019

Delicately poised

India’s flirtation with data localisation rules has many worried. The country is considered a leader of the developing world, and observers fret that where it goes, others will follow.

14 May 2019

All tied up

France’s 1968 blocking statute has been a headache for French companies facing foreign disclosure requests for half a century. With reform potentially on the way, how could life be made easier for data holders currently caught between a rock and a hard place?

13 May 2019

Berlin Group emphasises importance of data protection in AI and location tracking

An international grouping of data protection authorities and privacy organisations has made a series of recommendations to providers and developers of AI and location tracking systems, as well as the organisations implementing the systems.

10 May 2019

Russia introduces instant messaging anti-anonymisation rules

Russia has introduced identification rules for instant messaging platform users in a bid to increase online security.

10 May 2019

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