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Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

07 May 2021
Constantin Herfurth EDPB guidelines on personal data breaches: what controllers need to know

European Union - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently published the Guidelines on Examples Regarding Data Breach Notification. These guidelines will help data controllers to decide how to handle personal data breaches and what factors to consider during risk assessments. The EDPB guidelines constitute practice-oriented, case-based guidance that is based on the experience gained by data protection authorities in recent years.

Author: Constantin Herfurth
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Gordon Moir Proposed new laws aim to eliminate rural mobile 'not spots' and speed up 5G roll-out

United Kingdom - Wiggin LLP

The government is proposing law changes to boost ongoing efforts to improve rural connectivity. It says that the reforms will reduce build time and costs for new infrastructure while protecting rural areas by minimising any visual impact. Under the proposals, mobile companies will be allowed to make new and existing masts up to five metres taller and two metres wider than currently permitted.

Author: Gordon Moir
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Alan Owens Government publishes response to call for views on consumer smart product cybersecurity regulation proposals

United Kingdom - Wiggin LLP

In July 2020 the government announced that it planned to change the law to make smart products more secure and published a call for views on its proposals. Having received 110 responses from organisations and individuals, the government has now published its response. The government says that it will legislate, when parliamentary time allows, to create a new robust scheme of regulation to protect consumers from insecure connected products.

Author: Alan Owens
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Recent updates

Rachel Alexander Court grants order for extended disclosure for preliminary issues trial in copyright infringement case

United Kingdom - Wiggin LLP

Author: Rachel Alexander
Mark Brennan Unanimous Supreme Court rejects expansive interpretation of TCPA autodialer definition

USA - Hogan Lovells

Authors: Mark Brennan, John W Castle, Arpan A Sura, Ambia Harper
Chotika Lurponglukana Overview of Personal Data Protection Act

Thailand - Veritas Law Limited

Authors: Chotika Lurponglukana, Ruengrit Pooprasert
Florian Terharen Facial recognition technology: regulations and use

Austria - Schoenherr

Author: Florian Terharen
Jürg Schneider Parliament adopts Information Security Act

Switzerland - Walder Wyss

Authors: Jürg Schneider, Hugh Reeves, Ashley Robinson
Siri Alvsing Online marketing of tobacco products

Sweden - Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

Authors: Siri Alvsing, Maria Bruder
Oki Mori Data protection regulation amendments: new information categories and data subject rights

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Authors: Oki Mori, Keiji Tonomura, Emi Fujisaki, Naoki Fukumoto
Gill Dennis COVID-19 and sponsorship rights: rise in e-sports

International - Pinsent Masons

Authors: Gill Dennis, Aumair Qayum

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