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Will the Digital Markets Unit save us from surveillance capitalism? – Damian Tambini

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) this week proposed a new regulatory framework for digital competition which offers a tantalising insight into current UK thinking on tech regulation. Does the prospect of a new Digital Markets Unit with tough new rules for the biggest companies mean that tech giants are finally going to be obliged to serve our interests rather than the other way around? Continue reading

GDPR Compliance in Light of Heavier Sanctions to Come: at Least in Theory – W. Gregory Voss and Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas

Ridiculously low ceilings on administrative fines hindered the effectiveness of EU data protection law for over twenty years. US tech giants may have seen these fines as a cost of doing business. Now, over two years after the commencement of the European Union’s widely heralded General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the anticipated billion-euro sanctions of EU Data Protection Authorities, or ‘DPAs’, which were to have changed the paradigm, have yet to be issued. Continue reading

A Brave New Working World or something more sinister? Employer surveillance of employees working at home – Peter Coe

Employers monitoring their employees is not a new issue. Indeed, I have written about the surveillance of employees in the workplace, and their right to privacy pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in a previous Inforrm post in the context of the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments in Bărbulescu v Romania [2016] App. no. 61496/08 and Lopez Ribalda v Spain [2019] ECHR. Continue reading

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