Policy

Sue Ireland over poor GDPR enforcement, MEPs say

An influential European Parliament committee is set to recommend that the European Commission sue Ireland over an alleged failure to properly enforce the GDPR – with an MEP slamming the Irish regulator’s rebuttal of the criticism.

04 February 2021

Facial recognition feeling the squeeze

A ban on the use of facial recognition in most situations may be on the cards, after an influential body raised concerns about the data processing technology’s privacy repercussions.

04 February 2021

ICANN policy slammed as extent of hidden WHOIS data revealed

A report has hit out at the GDPR policy of the organisation responsible for internet domain names, arguing that it has led to significantly more personal data being redacted than the EU legislation requires.

02 February 2021

Data privacy will drive 2021 technology innovation

The covid-19 pandemic, changing perceptions and more are set to drive cybersecurity and AI innovation, say Forensic Risk Alliance partner Britt Endemann and chief innovation officer Harsh Sutaria.

01 February 2021

IP association: lack of data protection hinders drug development

Weak data protection rules in eight major economies are hurting US drug development companies, according to a major trade association of intellectual property owners.

29 January 2021

Zuckerberg and Cook butt heads over privacy

Two of the world’s most prominent technology chief executives have started a war of words over privacy and data-driven business models, in a battle that could spill over into the courts.

29 January 2021

Australian regulator sounds the alarm on Google data advantage

Australia's antitrust watchdog has said Google's "significant presence" and "data advantage" in the market probably gives it the ability and the incentive to preference its own business to the detriment of competition.

29 January 2021

What we learned from the UK and EU’s data transfer chiefs

European Commission international data flows boss Bruno Gencarelli and his UK counterpart Joe Jones spoke on a virtual panel yesterday about the state of play for the two jurisdictions in terms of data transfers, policy, and post-Brexit divergence. Here’s what we learned.

28 January 2021

New SCCs expected by March

The European Commission’s international data flows and protection chief has said the highly-anticipated new standard contractual clauses should be in place in just over a month.

27 January 2021

Controversial third-party cookie phaseout gathers pace

Google’s efforts to phase out third-party cookies on its Chrome browser are gathering pace, despite fresh regulatory scrutiny over possible antitrust implications.

26 January 2021

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