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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

15 January 2021
Samuel Yang Draft Guidelines on the Construction of a Data Security Standards System in the Telecoms and Internet Industries

China - AnJie Law Firm

In 2020 the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the Guidelines on the Construction of a Data Security Standards System in the Telecoms and Internet Industries for public comment. According to the draft guidelines, the data security standards system for telecoms and internet industries comprises four categories: basic and general standards, critical technology standards, security management standards and critical field standards.

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
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Achilleas Christodoulou Cash rebate and tax relief for production of audiovisual works

Greece - A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

In recent years there has been a remarkable effort to make Greece an attractive destination for the production of audiovisual works (eg, films, TV series and video games). The most important initiatives in this respect are the cash rebate state aid scheme, which covers 40% of eligible production costs, and the tax relief incentive, which covers 30% of eligible production costs.

Author: Achilleas Christodoulou
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Pedro Cortés Draft law on tax benefits for activities dedicated to scientific and technological innovation

Macau - Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

The government has issued a draft law on tax benefits for undertaking activities dedicated to scientific and technological innovation. This draft law is a consequence of the Macau Special Administrative Region Policy Address for the Fiscal Year of 2019, particularly in relation to innovation in the areas of technology and smart-city development, and aligns with the goal of transforming the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area into an international centre of science, technology and innovation.

Authors: Pedro Cortés, Calvin Tinlop Chui
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Jürg Schneider Federal Council in favour of requiring critical infrastructures to report cyberattacks

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently tasked the Department of Finance with drafting a bill which will introduce a cyberattack notification obligation for operators of critical infrastructure. The draft will appoint a central reporting office and provide uniform criteria for all sectors in order to clarify how the reporting procedure would work. This step forward represents a key point of implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks.

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Ashley Robinson
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Recent updates

Samuel Yang Method for evaluating security protection capabilities of critical information infrastructure

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
Jürg Schneider Revised telecoms legislation enters into force

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Lucas Nanchen
Ivana Manovelo Cybersecurity: overview of relevant legislation

Croatia - Macesic & Partners

Author: Ivana Manovelo
Eduardo Buitrón de Vega Patuel European Union recommends measures to be taken for use of technology and data to combat COVID-19

European Union - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Authors: Eduardo Buitrón de Vega Patuel, Natalia Marín Villamiel, Tobias Maier
Petter Larsson Marketing of gambling bonuses

Sweden - Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

Authors: Petter Larsson, Stefan Widmark, Bodil Ehlers
Paul Van den Bulck Litigation Chamber rules on validity of employee consent under GDPR

Belgium - AKD

Author: Paul Van den Bulck
Sergey Medvedev Newly proposed amendments to data processing operations

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Authors: Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
Arthur Shay What you need to know about the new Telecoms Act

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

Author: Arthur Shay