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Client Update | Technology and Regulation

3 October 2018

We are pleased to introduce you to our new edition of the monthly Technology & Regulation Client Update, which includes a variety of notable regulatory and industry compliance developments in the fields of personal data protection, digital advertising, content, data security and app compliance. These include the following:

  • Data protection legislative trend in the US: the State of California amends the California Consumer Privacy Act and enacts the first IoT Security Bill in the US;
  • Google Ads announces a crackdown on technical support fraud schemes;
  • Apple updates its App Store policy to require all apps to post privacy policies;
  • Fighting “Fake News”: Adtech industry giants agree on a voluntary Code on Disinformation;
  • Russia imposes VAT obligations on foreign service providers supplying online services to recipients based in that country;
  • NIST launches a collaborative Privacy Framework Initiative;
  • White Hat Hackers may be immune from prosecution subject to several conditions as set out in the new Israeli State Attorney’s guidelines on computer offences;
  • Equifax is fined £500,000 by the ICO concerning a 2017 data breach; and
  • Fake reviewer on TripAdvisor is imprisoned in Italy.

For the full update, click here.

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