Policy

Russia to delay localisation rules

Russia’s government is considering postponing localisation requirements until 2022 as a concession to IT and telecommunications companies.

02 September 2020

California legislature extends CCPA exemptions for employee data

California’s landmark data privacy law will likely not affect employee data until January 2022, after the state’s legislature extended an exemption because of the covid-19 pandemic.

01 September 2020

Data, the new blood: Barriers and the future

Data is valuable both to individuals it relates to and society as a whole. What would it take for people to give their data away for free? In the final article of a three-part series on data donation, GDR investigates the barriers that get in the way of the practice and considers how it will develop.

01 September 2020

LGPD will kick in within 15 working days

The months-long saga of when LGPD will come into force has concluded, with Brazil’s Senate declining to postpone the law and Brazil’s government issuing a decree that paves the way for the establishment of a data protection authority.

27 August 2020

LGPD’s start date to be decided today

Brazil’s Senate has until the end of today to decide whether the LGPD should go into effect now or at the end of the year.

26 August 2020

TikTok claps back against Trump’s ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s executive order banning the social media platform from the US, arguing that the order is unlawful and violates the company’s Fifth Amendment right to due process.

25 August 2020

Coronavirus-related CCPA amendments move through California legislature

Amendments to the CCPA would streamline rules pertaining to the sharing of de-identified medical information, eliminating uncertainty the legislation brought to such activity.

24 August 2020

How the US CDC uses covid-19 data

In March, US lawmakers injected $500 million into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to improve its covid-19 data collection. GDR has obtained CDC’s report to Congress that outlines how the agency says it will use that funding.

19 August 2020

Data, the new blood: The upside

Data is valuable both to individuals it relates to and society as a whole. What would it take for people to give their data away for free? In the second article of a three-part series, GDR investigates the benefits created by data donation.

12 August 2020

Egypt approves long-awaited data protection legislation

New legislation in Egypt will introduce strict data breach notification requirements, regulate cross-border data transfers and require businesses collecting or using data to obtain licences.

12 August 2020

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