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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

19 July 2019
Samuel Yang Cyberspace Administration of China issues rules on protection of children's personal information

China - AnJie Law Firm

The Cyberspace Administration of China recently held a public consultation on the Provisions on the Cyber Protection of Personal Information of Children (Draft for Comment). The draft provisions set out a number of recommendations for network operators, including formulating special rules to protect children's personal information and user agreements and employing a personal information protection specialist or designating personnel to oversee the protection of children's personal information.

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
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Jürg Schneider Review of private WhatsApp messages on work mobile phone deemed unlawful

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

The Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich recently clarified that employers must clearly regulate the private use of work communication devices, as well as any related control mechanisms. Further, data processing such as verifying WhatsApp chat messages – even if the information is stored on a work mobile phone – must be done in accordance with the more restrictive Article 328b of the Code of Obligations.

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Noémi Ziegler, Elma Berisha
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Mark M Brennan Supreme Court sidesteps important TCPA deference issues

USA - Hogan Lovells

In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court was expected to provide greater clarity on the extent to which litigants can challenge the Federal Communications Commission's Telephone Consumer Protection Act interpretations in private litigation. However, instead of deciding that issue, the court vacated the Fourth Circuit's ruling and remanded the case for further development.

Author: Mark M Brennan
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Recent updates

Samuel Yang Cyberspace administration releases new rules on security assessment of cross-border transfers of personal information

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
Sergey Medvedev Federal Anti-monopoly Service clarifies role of online messenger systems in advertising

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Authors: Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
Timothy P Tobin Nevada's new privacy law with data sale opt-out right will take effect before CCPA

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Timothy P Tobin, Mark M Brennan, Scott T Loughlin, Ryan Woo
Jürg Schneider Implementation plan adopted for national cybersecurity strategy

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Christophe Gösken
Arthur Shay Huawei ban – will smartphones lose their smarts?

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

Author: Arthur Shay
Federico Hernández Arroyo Internet for everyone?

Mexico - Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Author: Federico Hernández Arroyo