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Man vs. Machine: the ICO Provides Guidance On Use of Big Data

by Reed Smith on

As the European data protection framework evolves, big data remains a hot topic. Often, what makes up these large data sets is personal data, so it has clear data protection implications. The Information Commissioner’s...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 13

by Jones Day on

On December 28, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") released a revised version of a proposed regulation that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions...more

Changes in Japan Privacy Law to Take Effect in Mid -2017; Key Regulator Provides Compliance Insights

by Hogan Lovells on

Recent changes to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information and the establishment of a new Personal Information Protection Commission have raised questions about how the world’s third-largest economy plans to...more

"Big Data an Ongoing Concern for EU Competition Law"

The question of how "big data" should be treated in merger control and antitrust enforcement was a key issue for the European Commission and national regulators in European Union member states in 2016, with competition...more

DSM Watch: European Commission's data package explores data ownership, localization, liability and portability, highlighting...

by Hogan Lovells on

On January 10, 2017, the European Commission released a Communication, a fact sheet, a working document and a public consultation relating to Europe’s “data economy”. The fact sheet states that “data is a new type of...more

Internet of Things: Navigating Privacy, Data Security, and Client Trust in the Age of Big Data

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In-house attorneys Olga Mack and Katia Bloom on risk management, data security, privacy, and client trust in the rapidly developing IoT Age....more

How to Protect Your Company from Your Own Employees

by Conduent on

Your colleague secretly sends an IM to a peer discussing plans to start a competitive business venture. A disgruntled employee discloses plans via Facebook to launch a new software product. An employee who has recently left...more

In the age of Big Data, the EDPS issues an Opinion on enforcement and upholding fundamental rights

by Reed Smith on

The European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”) issued an Opinion on coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of big data”. This is an update to the EDPS’ Preliminary Opinion in 2014 on “Privacy and...more

FCA Says Big Data Use by Insurers Generally Working Fine—Data Protection Concerns Flagged

The UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has recently published summaries of the responses it received to a Call for Inputs (CfI) on the use of big data in the retail general insurance...more

UK’s FCA Weighs in on Insurers’ Use of Big Data

by Carlton Fields on

On September 21, the United Kingdom's financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), released a "Feedback Statement" after completing a review of insurance industry responses to its November 2015 "Call for...more

Big Data, Big Risk? Privacy and Security Tips for Fintech Companies

Many fintech companies collect and process vast amounts of data in order to provide financial services quickly and inexpensively. Much of this data is highly sensitive personal information such as date of birth, social...more

European Banking Authority contemplates the use of consumer data by financial institutions

In order to better address both the opportunities and risks associated with the innovative use of consumer data by financial institutions, the European Banking Authority (EBA) released a discussion paper last week seeking...more

The Intersection of Big Data and Antitrust Law - Finally a Case in the EU

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Only a few weeks ago, EU Competition Commissioner Vestager said in a speech, “We continue to look carefully at this issue, but we haven’t found a competition [antitrust] problem yet”. She was referring to antitrust issues...more

Federal Trade Commission PrivacyCon 2016 Recap: Insights into the FTC’s Perspective on Privacy and Data Security

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event brings together the FTC, researchers and academics to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. Much of the discussion today...more

EDPS seeks new debate on Big Data

by Dentons on

EDPS has published its opinion on meeting the challenges of Big Data. It outlines the main challenges, opportunities and risks of Big Data, and how important it is that companies processing large volumes of personal data...more

"Intellectual Property and Technology News (Asia Pacific) - November 2015

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the latest Asia Pacific Edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News, our biannual publication designed to report on worldwide developments in intellectual property and technology law, offering perspective,...more

Consumer Trust should be at the heart of the Digital Economy

by Reed Smith on

A recent report summary produced by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (‘OECD’) highlighted that many countries are placing too much emphasis on developing their digital economies and are neglecting the...more

Privacy, Security, Risk: What You Missed At IAPP Conference

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Earlier this month, privacy and security professionals from around the globe gathered for “Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015”—the second joint conference between the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the...more

Study reports draft EU Data Protection Regulation leaves gaps in protection when it comes to Big Data, Internet of Things and...

by Reed Smith on

A study published 22 September 2015 criticises the EU’s development of its Digital Single Market (‘DSM’) strategy for being overly commercially and economically driven, with little attention to the key legal and social...more

That is SO last week - October 2015

by Zelle LLP on

Last week saw a lot of media coverage about “Yelp for People.” The app, called Peeple, allows users to rate friends, co-workers, and romantic partners based on a five-star rating system. Recruiters could review the ratings...more

[Event] 2015 Business of Personalized Medicine Summit - Oct. 7, San Francisco, CA

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Just as with patient treatments, one size does not fit all when it comes to companies involved in personalized medicine. Each is unique in its mission, culture, and capabilities, and so it should come as no surprise that each...more

That is SO last week - September 2015 #3

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, The New York Times reported that men “feel entitled to take time off for family” too. The subject of the article was Josh Levs, a former CNN reporter who wanted more time off when his third child was born...more

Thinking Big about Data – the new EDPS Ethics Board

Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), recently announced the formation of a new external Ethics Board that will do a deep dive into the complex ethical issues that surround the use of personal...more

The Big Move Toward Big Data in Employment

by Littler on

The world of Big Data has arrived, and it is beginning to affect employers and their decision-making in ways undreamed of even a few years ago. Employers can access more information about their applicant pool than ever...more

That is SO last week - July 2015 #2

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, The New York Times’ The Upshot blog covered a topic that has been one of our top concerns for a while: how big data can discriminate. The post followed a Carnegie Mellon University study that reported, among many...more

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