Topic: Data privacy

Texas bucks some data privacy trends

Thirty million Texans are set to receive protection from new privacy legislation that has a broader scope than some of its state-level counterparts.

31 May 2023

Mid-2023 recap: FTC’s privacy actions and priorities

From issuing little-used enforcement tools to taking on big tech companies, the first six months of 2023 have been busy for the FTC. GDR highlights some key mid-2023 FTC actions.

30 May 2023

Disney’s wiretapping woes: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 30 May 2023

Disney sued over alleged tracking; EEOC provides guidance on software-powered employee selection processes; and a new federal interagency task force will tackle social media’s impact on kids’ privacy and health.

30 May 2023

TikTok and other US online bans could create additional risk

Attempts to block access to TikTok and other online services pose significant corporate and consumer challenges that may heighten data privacy and cybersecurity risks.

26 May 2023

EDPB and European Commission officials defend the GDPR

Andrea Jelinek and Olivier Micol have rejected the criticism that the GDPR has failed, arguing that support from the European Data Protection Board and European Commission has allowed it to work as intended.

26 May 2023

Representative Actions Directive could help close public enforcement gap

Although questions on the assessment of damages, funding and its implementation remain open, consumer rights experts have said the Representative Actions Directive could provide individuals with a new avenue for redress.

26 May 2023

Finnish criminal data protection case appealed by both sides

Prosecutors and the defendant have appealed against a criminal verdict sentencing a hacked psychotherapy firm’s former chief executive for data protection offences.

26 May 2023

The GDPR and EU digital data laws: Barriers to your decentralised clinical trials?

Sidley Austin partner Francesca Blythe and senior managing associates Lauren Cuyvers and Matthias Bruynseraede consider the impact of the GDPR and other incoming legislation on technology-assisted decentralised clinical trials.

26 May 2023

FTC Edmodo order highlights risk of outsourcing parental consent

An FTC settlement with edtech provider Edmodo highlights that obtaining verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s data is an onerous but crucial step the edtech industry cannot avoid.

25 May 2023

Special Report: Has the GDPR failed?

The EU's modern data protection framework is five years old. Was it a game changer or a flop?

25 May 2023

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