Policy

US study recommends harmonised breach notification rules

A report from the US Chamber of Commerce and Hunton Andrews Kurth has recommended increased international alignment of data breach notification requirements, saying that the existing patchwork of rules is confusing and contradictory.

08 April 2019

Report points to how EU could force data sharing

As the European Commission considers forcing data holders to grant access to competitors, an expert report to the European Commission has said antitrust law could specify when data holders could be forced to grant access to their competitors.

04 April 2019

Buttarelli: it's “high time” for ePrivacy

European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has called for the long-awaited ePrivacy Regulation to be enacted.

04 April 2019

Bulgarian regulator clarifies right to be forgotten

The Bulgarian data protection authority has confirmed that journalism is mostly exempt from GDPR right to be forgotten rules.

03 April 2019

Australia begins roll-out of data portability scheme

Australia’s competition watchdog has released draft rules governing data portability in the banking sector.

02 April 2019

Belgium appoints new data protection commissioners

Observers have welcomed the appointment of Belgium’s new privacy commissioners, more than a year after the law establishing the new authority came into effect.

01 April 2019

EU to change consumer protection rules

The European Council has approved a set of changes to consumer protection rules, including around personalised pricing and where services are provided in exchange for personal data.

01 April 2019

CNIL adopts biometric regulation

The French Data Protection Authority has adopted a regulation for biometrics in the workplace, requiring employers to justify their use of devices that use the technology.

29 March 2019

Reaching for the CLOUD

Covington & Burling partner Alexander Berengaut and associate Katharine Goodloe examine the geographic scope of the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act

29 March 2019

Microsoft GC hits out at Australian interception law

Microsoft’s chief legal officer has criticised Australia’s recently passed interception law, saying that decryption provisions contained within it will make companies like Microsoft less willing to store data in the country.

28 March 2019

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