Data & It Law Week, vol. 20: Google Case about linking, cross-border data transfer or metadata as a thread

The article gives an overview of the most interesting articles in the area of data & it law.


Google obliged to delete links about individuals

Many articles deal with a decision of the European Court of Justice in Google case. It says that Google must allow individuals the right to delete links about themselves from its search engine. It is based on the European concept of the “right to be forgotten”. However, many people express their approval or criticism of the decision. published an interesting analysis of the implications of the decision for multi-faceted global businesses.Businesses “may now need to review the extent to which services relating to personal data processed in one jurisdiction are, in the words of the court, ‘served by’ services that take place in other jurisdictions to fully understand their legal obligations”.


Big data & discrimination

The article deals with the challenges associated with the use of big data. The author asks the basic question – are the tradeoffs of privacy for convenience something we really want? They also focus on the issue of discrimination by data, analyzed also at data & it law. It is possible that people will be discriminated based on data in their job interviews or as customers.

Legal challenges of big data in a nutshell

Any jurisdiction has now no fully developed concept of data ownership,says Alexander Duisberg from Bird Bird. According to him, the data ownership and data protection are the most important legal aspects of big data analysis. Therefore, he advises to properly analyze, what data you hold, even if it is unstructured and deal with aspects of intellectual property. Moreover, he stresses that data protection is a moving target. Anonymous data might not be anonymous forever. Finally, an important aspect is the licensing data for third parties and a creation of proper documentation.

Report on cross-border data transfers

U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report “highlighting the benefits of cross-border data transfers across all sectors of the economy”. It identifies key concepts, such as different approaches to regulating cross-border data transfers, distinction between government access to data and commercial context, etc.


Quick links

Are metadata a thread to the protection of personal data?

What are anonymous data?

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