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Why 2021 is shaping up as a significant year for global privacy regulation
28 January 2021 00:00
To mark Data Privacy Day, this special-edition MLex podcast examines the year that was and glances ahead at what lies in store for privacy regulation and enforcement. Mike Swift will chat about the impact of new data-privacy enforcement agencies around the world, the controversial collapse of the Privacy Shield allowing trans-Atlantic data transfers and the advent of muscular national sovereignty in regulating global digital companies. We also examine how the incoming Biden administration may want to ride the wave of privacy enforcement directed at Big Tech.
28 January 2021 00:00 by Matthew Newman, Mike SwiftAs many mark the 40th anniversary of the first Data Protection Day, the importance of safeguarding sensitive personal data during the Covid-19 pandemic is top of mind.
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
Mike Swift Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent
Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked... Read more