Policy

First GDPR cloud codes of conduct approved

The European Data Protection Board has approved two GDPR codes of conduct for cloud services, but has said they cannot be used for international data transfers.

21 May 2021

Data and competition convergence ramps up in UK

The UK’s data protection and competition watchdogs have formalised cooperation plans, in a move that could increase regulatory scrutiny for data-driven companies.

20 May 2021

Commercial data use increasingly restricted by consumer attitudes

Changing consumer attitudes towards privacy continue to restrain companies’ freedom to collect and use data, according to several new studies.

19 May 2021

US senators focus ire on TikTok

TikTok was the object of US senators’ wrath yesterday during a hearing on protecting children’s privacy, with the committee’s chair and ranking member slamming the company for allegedly ducking the inquiry.

19 May 2021

US AI commission recommendations becoming policy

US policymakers are looking to subsidise the country’s artificial intelligence and semiconductor industries and to implement other recommendations coming out of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) – a body of top tech and government officials tasked with enhancing the military’s big data and AI capabilities.

18 May 2021

Lloyd v Google: the interveners

While privacy activists and large data holders mostly adopted predictable positions in the landmark Lloyd v Google appeal, one set of interveners made novel arguments that the claimant’s position on the control of relevant data was vague “to the point of being meaningless”.

18 May 2021

Biden cybersecurity order “late” but addresses common concerns

A Biden administration executive order aims to remove restrictions that prevented public- and private-sector entities from sharing information with each other in the wake of the SolarWinds hack.

17 May 2021

Compliance reports to be public under new FTC leadership

The US Federal Trade Commission has said that it will proactively publish the compliance reports of a facial recognition company recently hit with an enforcement action – marking a change from previous administrations that only released such reports in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.

14 May 2021

Australian regulator given extra cash for Consumer Data Right

Australia’s data protection authority has been given a cash injection to help with the rollout of the country’s ambitious open data scheme.

14 May 2021

Algorithmic policing – “Trust is a must, not a nice to have”

BCL Solicitors partner Julian Hayes and associate Suzanne Gallagher review algorithm-driven law enforcement and its regulation.

14 May 2021

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