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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

03 July 2020
Paul Van den Bulck DPA fines social media platform for data processing during referral programme

Belgium - AKD

The Belgian Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined a social media platform €50,000 for processing personal data during the scope of a referral programme without an appropriate legal basis. This decision is particularly relevant because it was rendered on the basis of the one-stop-shop mechanism and all of the national authorities concerned validated the DPA's reasoning.

Authors: Paul Van den Bulck, Isabel Rosendor
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Samuel Yang SAMR and NISSTC require Grade 2 cybersecurity protection or higher for targets of classified protection

China - AnJie Law Firm

The State Administration for Market Regulation and the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee recently released the Information Security Technology Classification Guide for the Classified Protection of Cybersecurity to provide methods and procedures for the classification and protection of information systems and other protection targets which do not involve state secrets (collectively known as 'targets of classified protection').

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
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Arthur Shay NCC bans Chinese OTT TV services

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

The National Communications Commission recently issued a notice of alert to all licence holders (including terrestrial TV channels, radio stations, satellite TV channels, cable TV channels and telecoms operators) which demands that they stop carrying ads, promotions or sponsorship for Chinese over-the-top (OTT) TV services, specifically We TV and Iqiyi, and requires compliance with bans on Chinese OTT TV services under the governing law administered by the Mainland Affairs Council.

Author: Arthur Shay
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Mark W Brennan California Privacy Rights Act to appear on November 2020 ballot

USA - Hogan Lovells

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) has received enough valid signatures to appear on the November 2020 ballot. If voters approve the initiative, the CPRA would significantly expand the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), establish the California Privacy Protection Agency, remove the CCPA's cure period and impose a number of General Data Protection Regulation-style obligations on businesses, among other requirements.

Authors: Mark W Brennan, Timothy P Tobin, Bret S Cohen
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Arthur Shay NCC regulates significant market powers in telecoms

Taiwan - Shay & Partners

Author: Arthur Shay
Michelle A Kisloff Cyber investigations and privilege: court finds that forensic report is not covered by work product doctrine

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Michelle A Kisloff, Peter M Marta, Paul Otto
Jürg Schneider Federal Council moves forward in protection against cyber risks

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Ashley Robinson
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United Kingdom - Bird & Bird LLP

Author: Nikhil Vyas
Samuel Yang MIIT interviews Sina Weblog for data breach issues

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Samuel Yang, Yang Chen
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International - International Law Office

Author: Patrick McGauley

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