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US judge dismisses most of housing data misappropriation lawsuit

A Los Angeles federal court has dismissed most of a dispute between Weiss Analytics and Experian, in the wake of a failed deal that aimed to combine real estate data and consumer credit data to help financial institutions evaluate the housing market.

19 October 2020

Brazil regulator settles with bank over fintech data abuse

Bradesco, one of Brazil’s biggest banks, has agreed to pay a €3.6 million fine and committed to sharing customer data with a financial technology app to end an antitrust investigation.

15 October 2020

Non-personal data framework could harm India

Major global software providers have warned that India’s plan to regulate non-personal data could chill investment and innovation in the country, put data processors in an “impossible situation” and have effects beyond the country’s borders.

11 September 2020

Data, the new blood: Barriers and the future

Data is valuable both to individuals it relates to and society as a whole. What would it take for people to give their data away for free? In the final article of a three-part series on data donation, GDR investigates the barriers that get in the way of the practice and considers how it will develop.

01 September 2020

Data, the new blood: The upside

Data is valuable both to individuals it relates to and society as a whole. What would it take for people to give their data away for free? In the second article of a three-part series, GDR investigates the benefits created by data donation.

12 August 2020

Data, the new blood: Unlocking commercial data’s potential and opening new avenues

Data is valuable both to individuals it relates to and society as a whole. What would it take for people to give their data away for free? In the first article of a three-part series, GDR investigates the arguments in favour of data donation.

03 August 2020

Data issues highlighted during Big Tech antitrust hearing

The GDPR, adtech, surveillance and third-party sellers were among the data-related topics discussed during a US congressional antitrust hearing that featured chief executives from Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon.

30 July 2020

Google offers Fitbit remedies

Google has promised the European Commission that it will not use Fitbit’s user data to strengthen its advertising business, as it tries to convince the authority to clear its $2.1 billion acquisition of the fitness-tracking company.

15 July 2020

Localisation drives Indian data centre investment

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has bought a US$235 million stake in Indian company Nxtra Data amid a data localisation-driven uptick in demand for secure data storage.

06 July 2020

New York stops investigation as Zoom beefs up data security

On the same day Zoom announced its acquisition of an end-to-end encryption platform, New York’s attorney general said she reached an agreement with the chat platform that required the company to improve its data privacy and security policies.

11 May 2020

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