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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

17 January 2020
Samuel Yang Cybersecurity trends and issues: China

China - AnJie Law Firm


The Chinese government has been cracking down on the unreasonable collection of personal data, introducing a number of new guidelines to ensure compliance in this regard. On the horizon in 2020 is the potential finalisation of the cross-border transfer rules, which – in their current form – impose stringent requirements on affected companies. This video looks at China's recent approach to cybersecurity and what companies should do to ensure compliance.

Author: Samuel Yang
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Ruth Boardman Information Commissioner publishes draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing

United Kingdom - Bird & Bird LLP

The Information Commissioner's Office recently published its draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing. Covering traditional e-marketing but also newer tools increasingly relevant to marketers such as social media and adtech, the code is essential reading for those engaging in direct marketing activities in the United Kingdom. It includes important clarifications and updates to previous guidance, particularly in relation to in-app marketing messages, refer-a-friend schemes and marketing via social network platforms.

Authors: Ruth Boardman, James Fenelon
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Recent updates

Constantin Herfurth Data protection across all borders? GDPR's territorial scope

European Union - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Author: Constantin Herfurth
Samuel Yang Educational apps must be filed with education administrative departments

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
Charlotte Brown Guernsey's data protection regime – shifting attitudes

Guernsey - Ogier

Author: Charlotte Brown
Jürg Schneider IT outsourcing by banks and insurers facilitated by revised regulations

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Christophe Gösken
János Böszörményi Article 15(3) of GDPR and right to access files or documents – an Austrian perspective

Austria - Schoenherr

Authors: János Böszörményi, Maximilian Trautinger, Günther Leissler
Okan Can Influencer advertising and brand protection

Turkey - Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

Authors: Okan Can, Mustafa Akbas
Sergey Medvedev Regulator clarifies key aspects of trademark use in keywords

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Authors: Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
Arpan A Sura DoD and FCC to collaborate on 5G testbeds

USA - Hogan Lovells

Author: Arpan A Sura

Upcoming events

Managing Trademark Assets Europe 2020

28 January 2020 – London, UK

WTR’s Managing Trademark Assets Europe will bring together trademark counsel and brand experts from a variety of industries. It will provide a space in which to benefit from new insights, discuss best practice and share cutting-edge strategies for cost-effectively building and protecting brands.

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IPBC Europe 2020

24-25 March 2020 – Dublin, Ireland

After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, next year’s IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 24 to 25 March, 2020. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior IP professionals from European companies of all sizes.

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Data Business Congress 2020

February 3-4, 2020 – San Jose, California

By focusing on the data creation, management and value creation lifecycle, the inaugural Data Business Congress will deliver cutting edge intelligence and analysis of the key data issues confronting companies as 5G begins to roll-out and the Internet of Things continues to build. The Data Business Congress will bring together specialists in all areas including Creation, Capture, Protection, Management, Compliance, Exploitation and Monetisation and will provide best-in-class insight to those seeking to understand the multiple legal and business issues that go into building a world class data management and exploitation strategy.

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