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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

24 May 2019
Samuel Yang MIIT cracks down on intrusive telemarketing and misuse of personal information

China - AnJie Law Firm

Following the Chinese Central TV Station's (CCTV's) broadcast of the 3.15 programme in 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology decided to crack down on telephone harassment and strengthen the protection of personal information in the telecoms and internet sectors. The CCTV will broadcast 3.15 on 15 March each year in order to reveal company activities which infringe consumer rights and interests.

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
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Bret S Cohen Beyond FERPA: CCPA's new rules for privacy in education sector

USA - Hogan Lovells

In 2018 California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which seeks to give consumers additional safeguards regarding their personal information. The CCPA will become effective in January 2020 and may impact companies in the education sector, including large education technology companies. Regulated educational entities should be wary of the CCPA's key requirements, including the deletion of consumers' personal information on request.

Authors: Bret S Cohen, Greg Ferenbach, Ray Li, Julian Flamant
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Recent updates

Trey Hanbury One IoTa of consensus: bipartisan legislation to improve cybersecurity for internet-connected devices

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Trey Hanbury, Sarah K Leggin
Sergey Medvedev New law introduced to regulate digital rights

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Authors: Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
Samuel Yang SCC continues to assess unlawful collection of personal information by apps

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
Elizabeth Greene AI and online harms: what does government's white paper mean for industry?

United Kingdom - Bird & Bird LLP

Author: Elizabeth Greene
Jürg Schneider Protection of minors in respect of films and video games: consultation process commenced

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Annemarie Lagger

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IBA – 7th Annual World Life Sciences Conference

31 May - 1 June 2019 – Philadelphia, USA

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