Work Area: Transactions

CMA raised concerns about football data deal

The UK’s competition watchdog previously expressed concerns when the sole provider of official live data for several UK football leagues chose to grant exclusive access to certain datasets to a single provider, a tribunal has heard.

04 October 2022

Personal Data Protection in the Context of Mergers and Acquisitions

Featured in The Guide to Data as a Critical Asset - Edition 1

In today’s digital landscape, corporate transactions are increasingly affected by privacy and data protection issues, making it essential that purchasers and investors, sellers and corporate lawyers understand their effects on mergers and acquisitions.

08 April 2022

How Best to Protect Proprietary Data in Data-Sharing Deals

Featured in The Guide to Data as a Critical Asset - Edition 1

Protecting proprietary data in data-sharing deals requires assessing the legal rights that can control access, use and dissemination of the data and deciding how to apply each dimension of control over data sharing.

08 April 2022

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 acquisition violated genetic data law, lawsuit claims 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

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