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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

24 January 2020
Jürg Schneider Cybersecurity trends and issues: Switzerland

Switzerland - Walder Wyss


Cybersecurity is being taken increasingly seriously in Switzerland – both by the federal government and medium and large businesses. With the Federal Data Protection Act set to be revised in 2020 and additional measures in this space expected, companies are likely to continue investing significant resources into combating cyber risks in 2020 and beyond. This video discusses some of the key issues that have been affecting the Swiss cybersecurity space in 2019 and what to expect in 2020.

Author: Jürg Schneider
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Samuel Yang Publication of cybersecurity threat information subject to government approval

China - AnJie Law Firm

The Cyberspace Administration of China recently published the Administration Measures for Releasing Cybersecurity Threat Information (Draft for Comments) to solicit public opinions. According to the draft measures, the publication of cybersecurity threat information must be reported to regulators in a number of specific circumstances.

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
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Oki Mori Personal Information Protection Commission – recent trends

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In recent months, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) has been proactive in publicising cases of data breaches that have had a significant social impact, together with the names of the companies, even when the PPC did not exercise its supervisory authority over the companies in question. Whether this trend will continue should be carefully monitored.

Authors: Oki Mori, Takiko Kadono
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Mark W Brennan Washington State to try again for comprehensive privacy law

USA - Hogan Lovells

The Washington Privacy Act (WPA) gained significant traction in the legislature in 2019, passing the state Senate almost unanimously, but ultimately failing in the state House of Representatives due to discussions around facial recognition and compliance challenges. State Senator Reuven Carlyle has now released a revised draft of the WPA for 2020. If enacted as drafted, this new version of the WPA would come into effect on 31 July 2021.

Authors: Mark W Brennan, Timothy P Tobin, Bret S Cohen, Melissa K Bianchi
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Recent updates

Ruth Boardman Information Commissioner publishes draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing

United Kingdom - Bird & Bird LLP

Authors: Ruth Boardman, James Fenelon
Constantin Herfurth Data protection across all borders? GDPR's territorial scope

European Union - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Author: Constantin Herfurth
Samuel Yang Educational apps must be filed with education administrative departments

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Hongyu Jiang
Charlotte Brown Guernsey's data protection regime – shifting attitudes

Guernsey - Ogier

Author: Charlotte Brown
Jürg Schneider IT outsourcing by banks and insurers facilitated by revised regulations

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Christophe Gösken
János Böszörményi Article 15(3) of GDPR and right to access files or documents – an Austrian perspective

Austria - Schoenherr

Authors: János Böszörményi, Maximilian Trautinger, Günther Leissler
Okan Can Influencer advertising and brand protection

Turkey - Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

Authors: Okan Can, Mustafa Akbas
Arpan A Sura DoD and FCC to collaborate on 5G testbeds

USA - Hogan Lovells

Author: Arpan A Sura

Upcoming events

Managing Trademark Assets Europe 2020

28 January 2020 – London, UK

WTR’s Managing Trademark Assets Europe will bring together trademark counsel and brand experts from a variety of industries. It will provide a space in which to benefit from new insights, discuss best practice and share cutting-edge strategies for cost-effectively building and protecting brands.

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IPBC Europe 2020

24-25 March 2020 – Dublin, Ireland

After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, next year’s IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 24 to 25 March, 2020. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior IP professionals from European companies of all sizes.

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Data Business Congress 2020

February 3-4, 2020 – San Jose, California

By focusing on the data creation, management and value creation lifecycle, the inaugural Data Business Congress will deliver cutting edge intelligence and analysis of the key data issues confronting companies as 5G begins to roll-out and the Internet of Things continues to build. The Data Business Congress will bring together specialists in all areas including Creation, Capture, Protection, Management, Compliance, Exploitation and Monetisation and will provide best-in-class insight to those seeking to understand the multiple legal and business issues that go into building a world class data management and exploitation strategy.

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