Policy

Sweden hands out fines over unprotected recordings

Sweden’s data regulator has imposed fines on several parties, following an investigation into recorded healthcare calls that were accessible on the internet.

10 June 2021

Ruling threatens UK adequacy decision

Cooley partner Guadalupe Sampedro considers a recent court ruling on the UK’s controversial immigration exemption to the GDPR.

09 June 2021

Colorado becomes third state to pass comprehensive privacy bill

Colorado’s new privacy legislation allows both state and federal prosecutors to punish infractions, making it one of the strongest US data laws to date in terms of enforcement powers.

08 June 2021

UK delays new public health database

Facing opposition by privacy activists, the UK’s government has postponed the creation of a centralised patient medical information database.

08 June 2021

Finalised SCCs unpacked

The European Commission’s finalised standard contractual clauses appear to soften some planned requirements – but they are likely to continue to be more costly and burdensome than their predecessors.

04 June 2021

Civil liberties groups celebrate SCOTUS Van Buren ruling

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer did not violate the country’s federal anti-hacking law when he ran a license-plate search in a law enforcement computer without permission – a judgment that has major implications for civil liberties and the government’s ability to punish the misuse of data.

04 June 2021

Facebook-funded research says Apple’s privacy updates harm consumers

Two Facebook-funded university researchers have published a paper claiming that Apple’s recent privacy updates will entrench the company’s dominance and harm consumers.

02 June 2021

New Ecuador data protection law takes effect, but much work remains

Ecuador’s GDPR-style data privacy law has come into force, but companies still have a two-year enforcement grace period as the country’s government looks to build a data protection authority from scratch.

26 May 2021

ECJ to determine regulatory/judicial competence clash

The EU’s highest court will clarify whether courts or data protection authorities take priority when determining if GDPR infringements have taken place.

26 May 2021

Cyber insurers struggle to measure risk as attacks increase

Cyber insurance providers are struggling to measure risk amidst skyrocketing demand for their services, according to a recent report from the US federal government.

25 May 2021

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