Policy

California’s design code law brings uncertainty and heightened precautions

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act requires a mental health consideration for companies operating an online service or product, a first for a US privacy regulation that lawyers said needs more clarification for its sweeping scope.

27 September 2022

Indonesia awaits regulator to enforce new data law

Indonesia has passed a long-awaited personal data protection law unifying the nation’s formerly scattered approach under a comprehensive law, but questions remain about the framework’s regulator.

27 September 2022

Commission insists €500 million contract raises no data protection concerns

The European Commission is seeking to reassure lawmakers that the awarding of a new contract for the operation of a communications service between EU institutions will not risk data from Brussels being transferred to the UK.

27 September 2022

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

UK telecoms regulator to probe Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud sector study

The UK’s Office of Communications is launching a study into the cloud services sector to identify any competition concerns arising from the market power of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

23 September 2022

EDPS takes to court to fight Europol data processing

The EDPS has urged the European Court of Justice to strike out provisions of the Europol Regulation, which it says override a previous order from the regulator and undermines its authority.

22 September 2022

Spanish DPA chief appointment back to square one

Spain’s highest court has ordered a fresh start to the process of appointing a president and vice-president of the county’s data protection authority after it was suspended earlier this year.

22 September 2022

GDR 100 Elite interviews: Osborne Clarke’s Flemming Moos and Ashley Hurst

Hamburg-based Osborne Clarke data practice head Flemming Moos and international head of tech, media and comms Ashley Hurst tell GDR about dark patterns, enforcement hotspots and the recent evolution of UK data protection litigation.

20 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

German regulator approves first supervisory body for credit referencing industry

A consultancy’s bid to become the first supervisory body in Germany to be accredited under the GDPR has been approved by the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen’s regulator, and it will now supervise a group of German credit agencies’s compliance with its code of conduct.

15 September 2022

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