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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

20 November 2020
Arthur Shay Government subsidy scheme for 5G network deployment available from 2021

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

The National Communications Commission recently announced that the government will allocate NT$26.65 billion from 2021 to 2025 to subsidise the 5G network deployment of five telecoms operators under the premium bid prize collected from the 5G spectrum auction in January 2020. The government intends to reach a penetration rate of 50%, 60% and 70% of the 5G population in non-remote areas by 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Author: Arthur Shay
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Ruth Boardman ICO's investigation into data broking sector and enforcement notice to Experian

United Kingdom - Bird & Bird LLP

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently published a report on its investigation into data protection compliance in the direct marketing data broking sector. The ICO's investigation focused on offline marketing services offered by the three largest credit reference agencies in the United Kingdom. The investigation covered only direct marketing services and did not extend to the core credit referencing function of these companies.

Authors: Ruth Boardman, Katerina Tassi
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Julian B Flamant California voters approve significant CCPA changes

USA - Hogan Lovells

California voters have approved the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), a new law coming into effect on 1 January 2023 that will significantly amend the California Consumer Privacy Act. The CPRA will, among other things, modify existing consumer rights and create new rights and establish the United States' first dedicated privacy enforcer. Despite never having been reviewed by California's legislature, the CPRA also limits the extent to which its provisions can be amended through future legislation.

Author: Julian B Flamant
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Switzerland - Walder Wyss

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Guernsey - Ogier

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USA - Hogan Lovells

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Arthur Shay Bill to establish Ministry of Digital Development in preparation

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

Author: Arthur Shay