Policy

GDPR only applies if EU subjects targeted, confirms EDPB

The European Data Protection Board’s long-awaited GDPR extraterritoriality guidelines have confirmed that the regulation will only apply to non-EU organisations that target European data subjects.

28 November 2018

More training needed to combat cyber threats, says UK financial regulator

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has called for increased cyber-specific training for employees in “high-risk” roles in light of new evidence that the majority of financial services companies do not have these programmes in place.

28 November 2018

India’s new data privacy law: a fourth way?

Richard Bird of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong and Anuj Bhatia at Platinum Partners in New Delhi trace the influence of the GDPR on India’s omnibus data protection legislation, and debate whether the proposed law has succeeded in providing a regulatory model for the developing world.

26 November 2018

EU proposes new data protection class action rules

Observers are divided over the inclusion of the GDPR in a law designed to make it easier for NGOs to bring class action lawsuits against companies alleged to have infringed consumer rights.

23 November 2018

Singapore to set up regulatory sandbox

Singapore’s data privacy watchdog has proposed a framework for organisations to obtain advanced approval of innovative data processing activities in a move to boost the country’s tech industry.

16 November 2018

UK-EU withdrawal deal sets out status of data protection post Brexit

The UK cabinet has signed off on a draft withdrawal agreement setting out how data protection rules will apply once the UK leaves the European Union.

15 November 2018

Privacy a competitive differentiator, Brill tells FTC

A former FTC commissioner and current Microsoft regulatory affairs head has told the commission that privacy and cybersecurity are being used by companies to set themselves apart from competition.

09 November 2018

NGO calls for international data broker, credit scoring and ad tech investigations

Privacy International has complained to three European data watchdogs that several data brokers, credit referencing agencies and ad tech companies are in breach of the GDPR.

08 November 2018

Personalised pricing under the spotlight in UK and US

The UK’s competition watchdog has announced that it will be researching how businesses offer personalised pricing on the basis of customer data, while a US Federal Trade Commission hearing debated whether the practice should fall under competition law rules.

07 November 2018

European Patent Office offers guidance on AI inventions

The European Patent Office has for the first time released guidance which includes details of how to patent inventions created through artificial intelligence.

02 November 2018

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