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29 June 2021

Long-Awaited Online Safety Bill is Introduced by the UK Government to Combat “Harmful” Online Content

Two years after the UK Government first put forward its intention to introduce a new regime to address illegal and harmful content online, the UK Government published the Online Safety Bill (“Bill”) on 12 May 2021. The Bill imposes duties of care on providers of digital services, social … Read More

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21 June 2021

Federal Government Interest in Cyber Continues: Congressional Hearings on the Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

On May 7, 2021, Colonial Pipeline experienced a ransomware cyberattack on its corporate network. This attack, attributed to the DarkSide hacking group, led the company to temporarily halt the operation of its pipeline network—causing fuel shortages throughout the East Coast. Although highly publicized, the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack is not unique. … Read More

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18 June 2021

European Commission Publishes Details of its Forthcoming Data Act

The European Commission has formally launched its legislative initiative aimed at increasing access to and further use of data, so that more public and private actors can benefit from technologies such as Big Data and machine learning. The Commission has published its inception impact assessment on the forthcoming Data Act, … Read More

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29 April 2021

EU Commission Invites Stakeholders Feedback on Draft AI Regulation

On April 26, 2021, the European Commission announced that its draft proposal for the new EU Artificial Intelligence Regulation (“Draft AI Regulation”) is currently indicated to be open for feedback until July 15, 2021.* The Draft AI Regulation was published on April 21. Please refer to our blog … Read More

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23 April 2021

EU Commission Issues Draft AI Regulation

On April 21, 2021, the European Commission (EC) issued its eagerly awaited draft proposal on the EU Artificial Intelligence Regulation (Draft AI Regulation) – the first formal legislative proposal regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI) on a standalone basis. The Draft AI Regulation is accompanied by … Read More

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19 March 2021

An Agency Is Born: California Appoints Board of Its New California Privacy Protection Agency

On March 17, 2021, California officials announced the appointment of five board members of the California Privacy Protection Agency ( the “CPPA”), the first data protection agency in the United States.  The CPPA, created by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) which California voters approved in November 2020, is charged … Read More

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17 March 2021

New Guidance on the Revised Swiss Data Protection Act Published by the Swiss Regulator

On 5 March 2021, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) published a short position paper on the revised Swiss Data Protection Act (revDPA).  The position paper provides guidance for companies that are subject to the revDPA as to how to meet its requirements once it enters into force, … Read More

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09 March 2021

European Commission Releases Assessment of the EU Member States’ Rules on Health Data in Light of GDPR

On February 12, 2021, the European Commission (Commission) published an “Assessment of the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR” (the Assessment). The Assessment concludes, amongst other things, that there are variations in the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation … Read More

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04 March 2021

East Coast Meets West Coast: Enter the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act

For over two and a half years, California has enjoyed the spotlight of having the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States. On March 2, 2021, Virginia forced California to share the honors, when Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA).… Read More

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22 February 2021

With Veto Override, Maryland Becomes First U.S. State to Enact Digital Advertising Tax

Amidst significant economic and legal concerns, on February 12, 2021, the Maryland Senate joined the House in voting to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 732 (HB 732) to adopt a Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax (Tax), the nation’s first tax targeting digital advertising. The override was … Read More

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