Privacy Paths

Privacy Paths

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

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April 8, 2021 28 min

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. 

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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 un...

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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.

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January 27, 2021 17 min

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. 

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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), exp...

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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 syst...

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November 9, 2020 24 min

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 re...

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November 2, 2020 17 min

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 par...

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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 hav...

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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: Ac...

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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.


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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 services
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb96e8e86650c278b077616/Keeping-workers-and-...

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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 - https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/05/07/1000961/launching-mittr-covid-tracing-tracker/

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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.

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