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An introduction to Brazil’s new internet “bill of rights”

Brazil - July 24 2014 On 23 April 2014, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the Marco Civil da Internet (Law No. 12,965/2014), Brazil's "Internet Law". The…

Juan Crosby, Ted Rhodes

Everybody talks: data protection and social media

United Kingdom - June 19 2013 The growing popularity of social networking sites has been accompanied by a rise in concern about the risks that people, especially children, may…

James Besley, Stuart Helmer

Is there a FinTech boom in Africa?

Africa - November 28 2017 Financial Technology, or ‘FinTech’, is increasingly becoming a buzzword in parts of Africa’s technology and venture capital circles. Investment is…

Mick McArdle

Cookie consent: opt-in or opt-out?

European Union, United Kingdom - February 4 2011 The Citizens' Rights Directive (2009/136/EC), ("Directive") which was adopted in November 2009 by the European Parliament, has amended the E-Privacy Directive (2002/58/EC) on the use of cookies and consent.

Emma Burnett, Sarah Cole

High Court refuses to order compliance with subject access requests where it would not be reasonable or proportionate to do so

United Kingdom - September 8 2015 Dealing with subject access requests under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "DPA") is becoming increasingly onerous for many organisations…

Emma Burnett