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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

10 July 2020
Samuel Yang Cyberspace Administration of China launches 2020 clean up the Internet campaign

China - AnJie Law Firm

To further regulate the dissemination of information online and protect the public interest, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) recently launched a nationwide clean up the Internet campaign lasting for eight months from May 2020. According to the CAC, the campaign comprehensively covers various online communication channels and platforms and aims to remove illegal and harmful information from the Internet.

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
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Sergey Medvedev New rules and procedures for blocking mobile apps distributing pirated content

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Recent amendments to the Information Law aim to tackle the issue of mobile apps and e-platforms that distribute pirated content which infringes copyright and related rights. This article examines upcoming amendments and highlights the new enforcement possibilities that will be available to rights holders in Russia. The changes will also be relevant for businesses that own and operate mobile apps, which should consider the associated risks if their mobile apps contain pirated content.

Authors: Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
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Arthur Shay Low-power radio frequency equipment further deregulated

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

The National Communications Commission (NCC) recently reviewed and updated its checklist for radio frequency equipment. The NCC nevertheless underlined that deregulated equipment will remain subject to compliance with the technical specifications of low-power radio frequency equipment, which were previously amended on 23 August 2016.

Author: Arthur Shay
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Recent updates

Samuel Yang SAMR and NISSTC require Grade 2 cybersecurity protection or higher for targets of classified protection

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
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
Mark W Brennan California Privacy Rights Act to appear on November 2020 ballot

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Mark W Brennan, Timothy P Tobin, Bret S Cohen
Jürg Schneider Federal Council moves forward in protection against cyber risks

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Ashley Robinson
Nikhil Vyas COVID-19 and games industry: opportunities and challenges

United Kingdom - Bird & Bird LLP

Author: Nikhil Vyas
Patrick McGauley COVID-19 Weekly Report (27 April-3 May 2020)

International - International Law Office

Author: Patrick McGauley

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