Data localisation

Indian telecoms bill brings new data localisation concerns

The Indian government has presented a draft Telecommunications Bill for consultation, with possible widespread consequences for both traditional and internet-based communication service providers operating in the country.

26 September 2022

One year on from DSL and PIPL: challenges for multinational companies

China has rapidly evolved its legal framework in the wake of the landmark Data Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law. Morgan Lewis & Bockius partners Todd Liao and Lesli Ligorner and associate Sylvia Hu map out what companies should do to comply with a raft of new requirements.

16 September 2022

Vietnam passes new data localisation rules

Vietnam has introduced new guidance for its cybersecurity law, bringing into force extensive new data localisation measures.

22 August 2022

Sanctions breed uncertainty for data

With new waves of sanctions coming thick and fast from Western governments, data and cloud providers are working under the fog of war.

08 March 2022

Tech companies fear India’s data framework could harm business

International associations representing major global tech companies have expressed concerns over provisions in India’s draft data protection law relating to data localisation and the inclusion of non-personal data, citing concerns that these could hinder innovation and foreign investment.

03 March 2022

German lawsuit takes on the CLOUD Act

A court battle is underway in the German state of Hesse to determine the legality of the Cookiebot service, after the most recent appeal saw an emergency injunction against its use annulled.

09 February 2022

New Data Act would extend GDPR to non-personal data

Many of the protections applied to personal data under the GDPR will soon be expanded to non-personal data in a landmark legislative proposal put forward by the European Commission.

04 February 2022

Latest BIPA action targets AWS

Amazon Web Services faces a class action lawsuit in its capacity as a cloud provider, with plaintiffs alleging it breached the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by storing facial scans on behalf of a video game company.

01 November 2021

US FCC pulls telecoms licence over surveillance concerns

The Federal Communications Commission has ordered China Telecom to close its US business within 60 days, citing concerns that the Chinese Communist Party could use the state-owned company to access confidential data – and signalling that other companies will soon be in the firing line.

27 October 2021

California law enforcer sued for out-of-state data transfers

A lawsuit against the Marin County Sheriff’s Office shows the extent to which law enforcers disseminate licence plate data, revealing that one department shared such information with more than 600 other agencies.

18 October 2021

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