Region: International

Google cuts data collection

Google is overhauling its data retention policies following a slew of battles over its data privacy practices.

26 June 2020

Most data breaches expose personal information, study finds

The majority of data breaches expose personally identifiable information, according to the findings of a new Verizon report which analysed thousands of incidents.

21 May 2020

Data rights still poorly protected worldwide, studies find

A wide-ranging UN study has found that a third of the world’s governments have not introduced laws that protect data rights, while separate research has concluded that Europe’s landmark data protection regime is failing to protect individuals.

05 May 2020

Community news roundup: EU seeks cybersecurity and AI experts

GDR’s latest community roundup brings news of privacy and data protection partner hires at international law firms and a call for cybersecurity experts to join EU expert groups.

21 April 2020

Telcos share location data for coronavirus efforts

Data regulators have greenlit wide scale data-sharing practices as telecommunications companies across the globe hand over location data to health authorities to assist in the fight against coronavirus.

20 March 2020

Community news roundup: firms press on with data hires

The latest GDR community news roundup sees various international law firms strengthen their IT and privacy practices, a new telecoms boutique in Peru and the hire of TikTok’s first chief information officer.

13 March 2020

Study: GDPR boosted Google market share and cut third-party cookies

Google’s market share has risen “significantly” since the GDPR went into effect and led to a decrease in the number of websites placing third-party tracking cookies, a study has found.

11 March 2020

Ericsson pivots to data strategy for network maintenance

Telecommunications giant Ericsson has launched a series of predictive maintenance products that take advantage of its large datasets – and set out its ambition to be a “data-driven” service provider.

19 February 2020

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