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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

11 September 2020
Samuel Yang Anhui Province proposes regulations to boost development and application of Big Data

China - AnJie Law Firm

The Anhui Province government recently issued the Regulations on the Development and Application of Big Data in Anhui Province for public opinion. The draft regulations encourage enterprises, universities, scientific research institutions and other organisations and individuals to engage in the research and development of Big Data technology and give full play to the economic value and social benefits of data resources.

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
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Federico Hernández Arroyo New digital services tax introduced

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Mexico recently introduced a new digital services tax. Under the new rules, paid-for digital services provided via digital content or apps through the Internet or any other fundamentally automated network are subject to specific value added tax rules if the user of the service is located in Mexico. This article provides a general summary of the new tax rules.

Author: Federico Hernández Arroyo
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Jürg Schneider FDPIC finds that Swiss-US Privacy Shield does not offer adequate level of data protection

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) recently removed the United States from its list of countries deemed to provide an "adequate level of data protection". Essentially, the FDPIC is of the opinion that legal remedies for data subjects in Switzerland under the Swiss-US Privacy Shield are insufficient. Going forward, businesses must reassess their cross-border data transfers in light of the FDPIC's statement.

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Lena Götzinger
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Arthur Shay Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development in preparation

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

A new bill to establish the Ministry of Digital Development is being prepared by Cabinet and will be proposed to the Legislative Yuan in September 2020 for review. According to President Tsai Ing-wen's recent inauguration address, the Ministry of Digital Development will be an industry-oriented government agency for business development in the IT, cybersecurity, telecoms, internet and media sectors.

Author: Arthur Shay
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Recent updates

Bret S Cohen Final CCPA regulations approved, including additional changes

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Bret S Cohen, Timothy P Tobin, Julian B Flamant
Samuel Yang Hainan free trade port: gradual removal of restrictions on foreign investment in telecoms industry

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
Constantin Herfurth Cybersecurity in healthcare sector – Q&A on data breaches in relation to medical devices

European Union - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Authors: Constantin Herfurth, Magdalena Kotyrba
Luca Daffra Data Protection Authority updates FAQs regarding contact tracing

Italy - Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale

Author: Luca Daffra
Jürg Schneider Importance of IT security measures in banking relationships: clients may bear risk of being hacked

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Lucas Nanchen
Sergey Medvedev New rules and procedures for blocking mobile apps distributing pirated content

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Authors: Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
Paul Van den Bulck DPA fines social media platform for data processing during referral programme

Belgium - AKD

Authors: Paul Van den Bulck, Isabel Rosendor
Arthur Shay NCC bans Chinese OTT TV services

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

Author: Arthur Shay

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