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News, legal analysis and management guidance on data protection and privacy laws around the world.

News, legal analysis and management guidance on data protection and privacy laws around the world.


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News, legal analysis and management guidance on data protection and privacy laws around the world.






How to respond to privacy regulation of adtech

Laura Linkomies talks to two privacy experts, Marta Dunphy-Moriel, Partner at Deloitte, and Alexander Dittel, Associate Director at Deloitte about privacy issues with adtech. Learn what companies using adtech can do to be transparent and comply with the UK Data Protection Act.


Clubhouse: Challenges of apps and data privacy law

Do app developers gather information in a legally sound way? Apps often involve trading one’s personal data for a usually free useful or entertaining service. Data privacy laws apply to apps so how can developers navigate this legal terrain? We explore Clubhouse, the audio meeting app which is on a rising trend, and the privacy laws which apply to it, as they do to all apps. The key legal questions we ask in this episode: do users understand the process? and do they know how much data the...


Creating successful Data Protection Champions

Laura Linkomies talks to Jenai Nissim, Director of HelloDPO and James Young, Legal Counsel for the Frasers Hospitality Group, the global hospitality company which includes Malmaison Hotels. They cover what is included in the role of Data Protection Champions, how they won top executive buy-in, made Data Protection Champions work on a win-win basis, and how benefits have rolled out across the group in many countries.


China's data privacy law

China issued a draft law on the Protection of Personal Information in October 2020. Now that the consultation period has closed and the law is expected in 2021, Yan Luo, Partner at Covington & Burling’s Beijing office explains some of the key aspects of the draft and what it will mean for companies doing business with China.


Global Privacy Control - The new web-based opt-out

Opt-out rights are enshrined in many national privacy laws and regulations, which provide individuals with a right to opt-out of unwanted marketing. But this is a time-consuming process and often requires know-how and commitment. Global Privacy Control (GPC) is a new mechanism which enables anyone to easily opt out of website-based marketing. Rob Shavell, Founder and CEO of Boston-based Abine (which includes DeleteMe and Blur), explains the organisations, websites and major media groups...


FutureFlow and further lessons from the ICO Sandbox

How did FutureFlow (a start-up business) win the confidence of the United Kingdom’s ICO’s regulatory sandbox to enable its anti-money laundering service to be ready for the market and also protect personal data? Share the inside story of how FutureFlow has developed its software with the cooperation of major financial institutions and the financial regulatory authorities to track the flow of money in the international monetary system. FutureFlow’s objective is to be transformative for...


HR data in Covid times

COVID-19: The impact on wellbeing and the use of personal data in HR. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of employees? How are organisations balancing their obligations under data protection laws when using employee data to ensure the effective management of their employees? What steps should organisations take with particular care for processing sensitive health data? How should organisations recognise the boundaries between work life and home life when...


EU GDPR Controller Processor guidelines

The European Data Protection Board has issued GDPR controller-processor guidelines (for consultation) which define the roles and responsibilities for the different actors. Laura Linkomies talks with Elisabeth Jilderyd, International Legal Advisor and Coordinator, International and EU Department at Sweden’s Data Protection Authority about the controller-processor relationship, joint controllers, drawing up agreements between the parties, and their responsibilities in case of a data breach.


A privacy and tech innovation win-win in the ICO’s regulatory sandbox

Innovation and privacy are often regarded as incompatible. They were brought together for mutual advantage in the United Kingdom’s ICO’s regulatory sandbox. Onfido, which provides proof of identity using facial recognition, has now emerged from the sandbox in its first cohort. We discuss with Onfido's Director of Privacy and the ICO’s Head of Assurance how they assessed the risks and took the plunge. Find out how both sides have benefited and learned from their experience of this one year...


Adtech - Consumers are taking control

The online advertising market is changing rapidly. Regulators are on the case. Consumers are waking up to that fact that their personal data is being used (or mis-used), and are taking back control. How are businesses reacting and what does the future hold for this multi-billion dollar industry. Tom Cooper discusses these issues with privacy lawyer Abigail Dubiniecki, My Inhouse Lawyer. For more details see Abigail's article: Achieving a privacy-first Adtech digital marketing strategy, in...


Brexit and its impact on UK data protection law and international transfers

The end of 2020 and the EU-UK transition period is fast approaching. Valerie Taylor and Helena Wootton discuss what will happen to international transfers of personal data from the EU to the UK and how should organisations prepare. A fuller analysis is available in the July 2020 edition of Privacy Laws & Business UK Report.


Pubs and hospitality - dealing with data collected for Covid-19 tracing

In a podcast aimed at licencees and managers, Helena Wootton, Stewart Dresner and Tom Cooper discuss possible data protection pitfalls of collecting data from customers and make some practical suggestions. Useful links: UK Government guidance - Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway...


Covid 19 tracking apps - key data protection issues

How have Covid-19 tracing apps addressed data protection issues? Do they work and are there lessons there for all app developers? Hosted by Tom Cooper, Deputy Editior, with Laura Linkomies, Editor, and Helena Wootton, Data Lawyer and Correspondent. MIT article on tracing the tracing apps mentioned in the discussion -


Privacy aspects of Australia’s CovidSAFE contact tracing app

In our first podcast, Professor Graham Greenleaf, PL&B Asia Pacific Editor, discusses the privacy aspects of Australia’s CovidSAFE voluntary contact tracing app with Stewart Dresner, Publisher, Helena Wootton, Data Lawyer and PL&B correspondent and Tom Cooper, Deputy Editor. A fuller analysis is available in the June 2020 edition of Privacy Laws & Business International Report.