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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

18 September 2020
Paul Van den Bulck DPA reprimands hospital for violating employee's access and information rights

Belgium - AKD

The Litigation Chamber of the Data Protection Authority recently issued a reprimand to a hospital for its violation of an employee's access and information rights regarding an audit, which had led to the employee's dismissal. Specifically, the hospital had refused the employee access to the external expert's audit report which had formed the basis of its decision to dismiss the employee.

Authors: Paul Van den Bulck, Andrine Like
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Bradley Kruger CIMA releases updated Rule and Statement of Guidance – Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities

Cayman Islands - Ogier

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has updated its Rule and Statement of Guidance – Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities following feedback received during a private sector consultation. The rule, which sets out CIMA's requirements in relation to the management of cybersecurity risks, is a clear and precise directive that creates binding obligations, the breach of which may lead to a fine or regulatory action being taken by CIMA.

Authors: Bradley Kruger, Louise Mulè
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Samuel Yang State Council to formulate CII security protection regulations

China - AnJie Law Firm

The General Office of the State Council recently issued the 2020 Legislative Plan, which includes several laws applicable to the cybersecurity sector, such as the Regulations on Network Protection of Minors and the Regulations on the Security Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure.

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
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Arthur Shay Taiwan accelerates ban on Chinese OTT TV services

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

The Taiwanese government recently accelerated its ban on Chinese over-the-top (OTT) TV services in Taiwan. As of 3 September 2020, no entities, legal persons or individuals in Taiwan may act as business agents, carry out resales or provide intermediary services for Chinese OTT TV services. Non-compliance with the ban could result in an administrative fine of NT$50,000 to NT$5 million per case and to a cease and desist order from the National Communications Commission.

Author: Arthur Shay
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Recent updates

Federico Hernández Arroyo New digital services tax introduced

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Author: Federico Hernández Arroyo
Samuel Yang Anhui Province proposes regulations to boost development and application of Big Data

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
Arthur Shay Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development in preparation

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

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

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Lena Götzinger
Bret S Cohen Final CCPA regulations approved, including additional changes

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Bret S Cohen, Timothy P Tobin, Julian B Flamant
Sergey Medvedev New rules and procedures for blocking mobile apps distributing pirated content

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Authors: Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev

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