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Google and other big data companies face increased scrutiny

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Jeewon Serrato and Partner Vic Domen write about the increased scrutiny that big data companies like Google and Facebook are now facing.

A number of state attorneys general are preparing to have discussions with the US Federal Trade Commission to discuss their concerns about the use of massive amounts of personal data in the digital ad marketplace.

There is a trend among federal and state enforcers to bring these online platforms and technology markets under higher scrutiny.

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UK Information Commissioner Updates Paper on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Protection

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On 1 March 2017, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a paper on big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data protection (replacing its early paper published in 2014). Although the paper is described as a “discussion paper”, it makes a number of recommendations that those involved in big data projects would be well advised to incorporate into their projects, and it firmly rejects suggestions that either the existing data protection framework or the GDPR cannot be applied in this context.

The paper works through the implications of big data against the core data protection principles; it … Continue Reading

Big data: French and German authorities explore antitrust issues

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On May 10, 2016, the French and German antitrust authorities published a joint study on competition law and the collection and use of data, particularly so-called big data (the Big Data Study). Data protection as such is outside the scope of EU competition laws, but antitrust authorities have considered the significance of data on a number of occasions, often in the context of merger reviews such as the EU Commission’s Facebook/WhatsApp case.… Continue Reading

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to lead a privacy roundtable at Norton Rose Fulbright

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On January 30, 2015, Norton Rose Fulbright New York City office will host FTC Commissioner Julie Brill for a privacy roundtable.

As part of the IAPP KnowledgeNet lecture series, Commissioner Brill will address privacy topics that will be in focus for 2015: Big Data, its fair use and effects on consumers, the privacy issues raised by the latest technology, proposed EU privacy regulation, and the introduction of the term “cybersecurity” to the world of privacy.  Commissioner Brill will be interviewed by Norton Rose Fulbright partner Boris Segalis, who co-chairs the firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Access to Information practice in … Continue Reading

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