Work Area: Transactions

Accenture blamed in Marriott class action

Plaintiffs pursuing Marriott in the wake of a massive data breach have named its cybersecurity provider as a defendant.

14 August 2019

UK regulator freezes data analytics deal

The UK’s antitrust authority has ordered Salesforce to stay separate from data visualisation software company Tableau while the agency investigates the acquisition.

06 August 2019

The ICO’s megafines: the reaction

Though the UK Information Commissioner’s Office is yet to publish its reasoning behind the record intended fines it revealed last week, they suggest the regulator is anticipating Brexit and cementing its position as “one of the most respected data protection regulators in the world.”

17 July 2019

Caribbean states to access Facebook data in wake of hurricanes

With hurricane season under way, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States has partnered with Facebook to access the company’s “disaster maps” feature.

20 June 2019

German enforcer: Innovation in digital economy is all about data access

The head of Germany’s Monopolies Commission has praised Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon for investing in innovation – but said they need to grant greater access to rivals.

04 June 2019

Data & tech transactions

Companies’ collection, use, commercialisation and transfer of data has risen enormously over the last few years. GDR gathered partners from top firms in New York to discuss how the explosion in data has affected the world of technology transactions.

14 May 2019

MoFo hires Foley & Lardner tech transactions partner

Morrison Foerster has added partner Matthew Karlyn to its new Boston office.

26 April 2019

EU official: be careful with antitrust data access remedies

Remedies involving access to datasets have to be adopted very carefully and only when such access is “practically essential to compete”, a senior European Commission official has said.

02 April 2019

Data regulation affecting M&A, GCs say

Data regulation like the GDPR is affecting the valuation and timeline of M&A deals, Californian GCs have said.

29 March 2019

GDPR “healthy” for tech transactions, lawyer says

The introduction of the GDPR has increased awareness of data protection issues in M&A, but companies often underestimate the technical aspects of dealing with data in deals, lawyers have said.

28 March 2019

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