Technology has facilitated ever-increasing content creation and with this benefit comes less-than-desirable phenomena, like fake news and defamatory content. This, along with the opportunities and challenges that user-generated content creates for the tech industry, has made the regulation of online content a global hot topic. In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina PardoJanet MackenzieLawrence LeeLex Kuo, and Gabriela Paiva-Morette discuss the trends and recent updates on the measures employed worldwide to tackle this issue.

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Carolina Pardo is a lawyer and specialist in International Contract Law graduated from Universidad de los Andes. She obtained a LL.M. with specialization in International Private Law and Competition Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Over 20 years, she has advised major national and international clients on matters related to compliance with data protection, competition and consumer law rules. She has also successfully coordinated and prepared proposals for submission to national authorities on behalf of major industrial groups in Colombia.

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Lawrence C. Lee is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Palo Alto office and a member of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Lawrence regularly advises public and private companies, as well as investment banks and private equity funds, in connection with M&A transactions across a variety of industries, with a focus on the technology sector. He most recently served as in-house counsel for a San Francisco digital currency exchange where he led all corporate and strategic transactions and investments. From 2015 to 2018, he was selected by California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2020, Lawrence was selected by Law360 as a Top Attorney Under 40 in the Technology sector.

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Janet is a partner and head of the TMT industry group for the Johannesburg office. She has extensive expertise in the Telecommunication and Information technology sector, as well as the Media, Broadcasting and Entertainment industry.

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Lex Kuo is a registered foreign lawyer in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Lex has deep expertise in the technology, media/entertainment, sports and telecom industries, with a particular focus on Greater China. He advises on regulatory and transactions projects relating to technology, intellectual property, cybersecurity and data privacy, including tech and IP licensing, cybersecurity and data protection assessments, global terms of services and privacy policies, new media content licensing agreements, as well as e-sports transactions.

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Gabriela Paiva Morette is a partner in the IPTech group and focuses on TMT matters. She received a master of laws degree from Kings College London. Worked at the London office of Baker & McKenzie in 2011, in the Intellectual Property practice group.

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