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Privacy In Focus | April 8th

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by Leanna Cofano

We bring you a round up of articles and updates in the data sphere.

 

UK: Whistle blowers and Freedom of information data has shed light on government handling of claims relating to disability. Read more here

This comes as The Guardian newspaper states that Freedom of Information Laws are being undermined and notes the government obstructing some requests. Read more here

 

Ireland: Social video platform Tik-Tok will open its long-planned European data centre in Ireland early next year, in an investment believed to be worth about €600 million.

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Global: Tech giants including Google Cloud, Accenture, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst have launched a Data Cloud Alliance, with a mission to “make data more portable and accessible across disparate business systems, platforms, and environments—with a goal of ensuring that access to data is never a barrier to digital transformation.”

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EDPB: Following the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework announcement, an interesting viewpoint to delve into the particulars.

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