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Client Update | Technology and Regulation | May 2019

30 May 2019

Dear Clients and Friends,We are pleased to present the latest edition of our monthly Technology & Regulation Client Update, which includes a variety of notable regulatory and industry compliance developments in the fields of digital advertising and content regulations, personal data protection, cybersecurity, internet platform compliance policies and more. These include the following:
  • The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Updated Transparency and Consent Framework;
  • The German Data Protection Authorities’ guidelines on the applicability of GDPR to telemedia services, including requirements on cookies and other tracking technologies;
  • $3 million fine for HIPAA violations imposed on a diagnostic medical imaging services company due to the lack of cybersecurity protocols and mishandle of data breach incident;
  • A Fine of $100,000 imposed on a company’s CEO for violation of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law;
  • China’s new guidelines for the protection of online personal information, with new requirements on cybersecurity and the processing of personal information;
  • An FTC warning which led to the removal of dating apps from various app stores over potential COPPA violations;
  • Facebook’s updated policy on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency advertising, exempting contents from pre-approval process;
  • Google’s ban on a Chinese apps developer and tightening evaluation procedures following the investigation of abuse of permissions and ad fraud; and
  • San Francisco’s ban on city use of facial recognition technologies.

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