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Questions over the GDPR’s enforcement cred; and the SEC ramps up whistleblower defense
01 July 2022 00:00
Ongoing concerns over the struggles of those tasked with enforcing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation have raised questions about whether the bloc’s landmark privacy legislation remains fit for purpose — a mere four years after it came into effect. But while the European Data Protection Supervisor has sounded the alarm over cross-border privacy-enforcement challenges, there are those who argue that the GDPR is already equipped with all the enforcement tools it needs. Also on today’s podcast: The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s defense of whistleblowers returns to centerstage in the Biden Administration.
23 June 2022 12:54 by Sam Clark, Matthew Newman, Nicholas WallaceEnforcement of the GDPR against Big Tech is failing, and called for a more centralized approach.
23 June 2022 19:45 by Neil RolandUS SEC again signals the agency’s return to the Obama administration’s whistleblower-defense activism.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Sam Clark Correspondent
Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.Follow Sam on Twitter.
Matthew Newman Chief Correspondent
Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory... Read more
Neil Roland Senior Correspondent
Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in... Read more