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Australia: Digital Platforms Inquiry – Government Response Released

The Australian Government has now released its response and an 'Implementation Roadmap' (Response) to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry...

EDPB Guidelines on Territorial Scope of GDPR

EDPB - Guidelines on the Territorial Scope of the GDPR (Art. 3) and on Representatives (Art. 27) - Now adopted after public consultationThe European...

United States Commerce Proposes Rules re Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services...

On 26 November 2019, the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) issued a highly anticipated proposed rule with proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) to implement Executive...

Russia Mandates Pre-installation of Russian Software on Electronic Devices

From 1 July 2020 certain types of electronic goods could only be sold in Russia with pre-installed Russian software1.The list of specific products, the...

Russia Increases Fines for Personal Data and IT Violations

As of December 2, 2019 Russia significantly increased administrative fines for companies for violations of personal data localization rules and the requirements for online...

Ahead of Privacy – Netherlands Update

Draft ePrivacy regulation rejected by EU Council committee: In 2020 the EC will have to choose between re-drafting or withdrawalLast Friday, the Council’s position...

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Announces New Framework for Regulating Virtual Asset Trading...

Download full version in PDFThe Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has taken another major step towards establishing a regulatory framework for virtual asset trading...

UK Statement on Legal Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts

A UK Government-backed, industry-led initiative has published an expert legal statement recognising cryptoassets as property and smart contracts as enforceable agreements under English law....

Hong Kong: SFC Clarifies Regulatory Standards for Electronic Record Keeping

Download Full Version in PDFHong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular on 31 October 2019 ("Circular") clarifying its expectations of SFC-licensed...

How are German Data Protection Authorities going to determine a fine? EUR 14.5 million...

In October 2019, the German Data Protection Authorities ("DPAs") published guidelines on how they are going to determine the amount of a fine in...

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