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Global: Bite-size Briefings – Cryptoasset regulation

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A series of briefings that take a 'bite-size' look at international trends in financial services regulation, drawing on the expertise of Baker McKenzie's experienced...

Philippines: Latest eRehistro updates from the National Privacy Commission

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The Philippine National Privacy Commission (NPC) released on its official Facebook page two announcements regarding the soon-to-be launched eRehistro system. The NPC announced: (1) the system's process and requirements for account creation, data processing systems (DPS) inventory; and (2) the amendment of registration information for covered personal information controllers (PIC) and personal information processors (PIP).

Japan: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q1 2021

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New law affecting digital markets in Japan now in effectA new law that would require greater transparency in transactions involving digital platform operators came into force on 1 February 2021. 

Global Indirect Tax Newsletter: First Quarter Issue, 2021

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READ PUBLICATIONWelcome to our latest issue of the Global Indirect Tax Newsletter. We thank you for your continued appreciation and readership, and we hope...

United Kingdom: AI in recruitment – How inclusive is your algorithm?

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The use of algorithmic decision-making in recruitment to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of process is unsurprisingly on the rise.  Put simply this technology can enable companies to review far greater numbers of applications at speed, and, in theory, allow for an unbiased approach to recruitment decision making.  However, as the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out in its recent guidance on this topic, employers should take a critical and careful approach to when and how this technology is applied. If not applied carefully these tools can serve to actually exacerbate the inequalities that they are aiming to address, and could cause employers to fall foul of the UK’s equality and data protection legislation.

Mexico: Geolocation of mobile devices for financial transactions

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In brief The amendments to the Law that oblige financial institutions to obtain and store real-time geolocation of clients' mobile devices went into effect in...

Thailand: Doing Business in Thailand 2021

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For over 40 years, the team at Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office has assisted foreign individuals and international companies who are seeking investment opportunities in...

Global: Crypto around the World

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Since the ICO boom in 2017, governments around the world began settling on different approaches to regulating the crypto industry. Many legislatures and regulators...

Canada – Updated National Security Guidelines – Canada signals focus on sensitive technology, personal...

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On 24 March 2021, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (“Minister”) issued updated Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments (“Updated Guidelines”). The Updated...

UK publishes new guidance on technology exports – 5 key takeaways for companies using...

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The UK Export Control Joint Unit has published a revised guidance note on exporting military or dual-use technology. This guidance clarifies a number of common queries...
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