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MEPs clear data sharing framework

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved the Data Governance Act, which aims to ease the sharing of personal and non-personal data across the EU.

06 April 2022

Arizona bill would ban taxpayer-funded ransomware payments

Cybersecurity experts say an Arizona proposal to ban publicly funded ransomware payments is a step in the right direction, but needs to be coupled with IT upgrades for public agencies.

13 January 2022

Data monetisation drives Sanofi investment in Owkin

Sanofi’s $180 million investment in AI biotech Owkin is the latest of several recent developments suggesting that barriers to the vast commercial potential of healthcare data are about to be torn down.

03 December 2021

Satellite operator to be sold again

Satellite communications operator Inmarsat is set to be sold to Viasat for $7.3 billion two years after agreeing to bolster its cybersecurity capabilities.

08 November 2021

US government sanctions NSO Group

The Department of Commerce has sanctioned Israeli firms NSO Group and Candiru on the grounds that they developed and supplied spyware used to maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers.

03 November 2021

Blackstone’s Ancestry.com acquisition violated genetic data law, lawsuit claims

Ancestry.com users say they had no way to prevent investment management company Blackstone from collecting their genetic data following the announcement of last year’s acquisition.

02 November 2021

Can California achieve data adequacy?

As negotiations between the US and EU over trans-Atlantic data flows move at a snail’s pace, a member of California’s newly constructed privacy regulator has floated the idea of the state achieving GDPR adequacy.

13 September 2021

Report sounds alarm over companies brokering active-duty military data

New research has found that at least three of the world’s 10 largest data brokers sell information on US active-duty military personnel – a situation critics say jeopardises national security.

25 August 2021

EU launches Phase II probe into Facebook/Kustomer deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth examination of Facebook’s acquisition of customer service platform Kustomer, following concerns about the amount of personal data Facebook would be able to access.

12 August 2021

European enforcers call for DMA enforcement coordination

The heads of Europe's national antitrust authorities have said they should jointly enforce the Digital Markets Act with the European Commission, as it would be challenging for the EU enforcer to sufficiently apply the new rules on its own.

05 July 2021

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