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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

30 August 2019
Claudia Pharaon Resolving telecoms disputes involving state entities in the Middle East

International - Obeid Law Firm

As the economy becomes increasingly data focused, telecoms markets across the Middle East are changing considerably. The policy framework has not always kept pace with this rapid change, and aspects of telecoms regulations are now outdated. However, personal data protection and public-private partnership (PPP) laws are starting to affect telecoms contracts and investments. Specifically, PPP laws are enabling recourse to alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration.

Author: Claudia Pharaon
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Keiji Tonomura New protection for Big Data under Unfair Competition Prevention Act

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The Unfair Competition Prevention Act was recently amended to afford new legal protection to Big Data. Although this new legal protection is expected to increase data use, in order to qualify as protected data, data must be managed accordingly. Thus, all parties which use Big Data in their business should review their management systems, internal rules and agreements regarding the handling of data in order to ensure that such data can fall under the definition of protected data set out in the act.

Author: Keiji Tonomura
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Paul Otto New York enacts new data security laws

USA - Hogan Lovells

The New York governor recently signed into law a pair of bills establishing new requirements for businesses that process certain personal information relating to New York residents. The changes include expanding the scope of information covered by New York's data breach notification law and defining 'breaches' to include incidents involving unauthorised access to covered information, even where the information is not acquired.

Authors: Paul Otto, Julian B Flamant
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Recent updates

Arthur Shay New Telecommunications Act on horizon

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

Author: Arthur Shay
Ruth Boardman Cookies: ICO publishes new guidance

United Kingdom - Bird & Bird LLP London

Authors: Ruth Boardman, Sanjana Sagoo
Samuel Yang Cyberspace administration passes review on precondition for purchase contracts for network products and services

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
Federico Hernández Arroyo Cybersecurity (or lack thereof) under new administration

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Authors: Federico Hernández Arroyo, Ana Rumualdo
Timothy P Tobin Nevada's new privacy law with data sale opt-out right will take effect before CCPA

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Timothy P Tobin, Mark M Brennan, Scott T Loughlin, Ryan Woo