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GDR Special Report Q1 2021: Use and commercialisation

New EU legislation will affect how companies use and process data once they have acquired it.

31 March 2021

GDR Special Report Q1 2021: Access and acquisition

Many of the European Commission’s planned measures aim to make it easier for companies to get their hands on various types of data.

31 March 2021

Searching for the exit: data considerations in early-stage investment

The days of ‘move fast and break things’ are long gone. Where fast-growing technology companies once prioritised growth and largely ignored collateral damage – including to data protection and privacy – today’s startups are taking a markedly more cautious approach to data risk.

22 March 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

Data is playing an increasingly important part in life science commercial value creation, presenting new revenue-generating opportunities. A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research.

04 March 2021

Platform sued for holding loan data “ransom”

Mortgage company Caliber Home Loans claims that its mortgage data processor has threatened to hold its information “hostage”, with serious potential consequences.

05 February 2021

FTC-mandated data sharing agreement to end early

A company has benefitted from a US Federal Trade Commission data remedy to such an extent that the authority has agreed to end a mandatory data-sharing agreement two years early.

04 December 2020

Experian blocked from selling Brazilian data

A Brazilian court has found that Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary violated the LGPD by selling personal data without obtaining consent.

25 November 2020

New SCCs to impose raft of costly new obligations

The EU’s updated standard contractual clauses (SCCs) will impose onerous new obligations on international data transfers, and might affect the economics of receiving SCC-transferred information.

13 November 2020

Report spots pitfalls with CCPA service provider exemption

Some businesses are using the CCPA’s service provider exemption to transfer data to adtech vendors without having that be considered a “sale” of information – but a recent report warns that this provision in California’s privacy law has multiple drawbacks.

23 October 2020

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

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