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Maximising value from data: data governance and data monetisation

LaurieAnne Ancenys

Data is of critical importance to most businesses and many of those embarking on data monetising strategies will do so by collaborating with third parties.  All companies have different challenges and business models around data. In this context, good data management is crucial to maximising value.  As most jurisdictions do not recognise that data per Read More

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EU: On the Origin of Big Data – is D.A.R.W.I.N the future?

Benjamin Scrace

A joint task force of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) has proposed a new approach to the use of “big data” in EU medicines regulation. The report, from the Big Data Task Force (BDTF) (accessed here), contributes to the EMA and HMA’s “EU Network Strategy” to 2025 and shows Read More

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Data Protection and Brexit – Prospects for UK Adequacy

David Smith

Last week, the UK Parliament passed the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill). Following Royal Assent, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 now gives effect, in the UK, to the EU Withdrawal Agreement, as negotiated with the EU and including the transition period to Read More

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Data Protection and Brexit – Clearing Up Some Misunderstandings

David Smith

Now that Exit Day on 31st January is drawing close attention is focussing on what will happen during the transition period that will run from 31St January until the end of the year. There seems little doubt that the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill) Read More

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Online content and take down requirements- what are the boundaries?

Emma Keeling

De-reference in the EU….. Last month we reported on the Google/CNIL judgment, where the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) ruled that Google was not necessarily required to de-reference personal data on all its search engine domains in order to comply with the right to be forgotten under the General Data Protection Read More

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Cookies consent does not escape the GDPR: CJEU issues decision in the Planet49 case

Catherine di Lorenzo

On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited decision in the case Planet49 (Case C 673/17). The decision clarifies the requirements for valid cookie consent under Directive 2002/58 (ePrivacy Directive). In particular, the CJEU rejects pre-ticked boxes as a means of providing valid consent to the use Read More

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