Policy

Congress slams Equifax breach response

A report by the US House of Representatives has called the credit agency’s 2017 data breach “entirely preventable” and urged the Federal Trade Commission’s powers be boosted.

12 December 2018

Shift in bulk interception policy will not increase investigative activity, says UK government

A spokesperson for the UK government has said that a shift in policy to make greater use of bulk surveillance legislation does not mean that its investigative activity is set to increase.

11 December 2018

ePrivacy hits new delays

The EU’s ePrivacy Regulation is now unlikely to be finalised until 2020 after facing fresh delays, observers say.

07 December 2018

Up to date

Diego Fernández, a partner at Marval O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires, compares Argentina’s new data protection bill to the legislation it is replacing.

03 December 2018

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

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