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In Brief Telecommunications concessions and authorization holders and other companies that own or use telecommunications or broadcasting infrastructure must provide certain information to the Federal Telecommunications Institute through the National Information and Infrastructure System (Sistema Nacional de Información e Infraestructura (SNII)). The obligation to report such information is effective as of July 2024. The SNII is a database that will contain information on active infrastructure and means of transmission, passive infrastructure, rights of way and public…

28 January 2024 is Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. Data Privacy Day encourages the global community to think about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. In an increasingly connected and digitized world, where data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulation are rapidly evolving, the work of the global data community is more vital, and more challenging,…

This past year brought the rapid rise of ChatGPT and other generative AI platforms, accompanied by several noteworthy legal and regulatory developments. 2024 promises to continue with technology advances, making it a pivotal year for businesses navigating global data privacy and cybersecurity risks. Our Baker McKenzie Top 10 predictions for 2024 follow. AI-enhanced cyber threats will increase globally. Threat actors will continue to leverage AI for increasingly sophisticated attacks, exploiting new technologies to enable highly-personalized…

On August 9, India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 (“DPDP Bill”) passed both houses of the Indian Parliament and now awaits Presidential assent. In 2017, India’s Supreme Court mandated that privacy is a fundamental human right. Since that time, India has been working to pass data protection legislation. The DPDP Bill is India’s fifth draft of the bill. The DPDP Bill only applies to the processing of digital personal data in India, where the personal…

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”). US companies that participate in the DPF will be deemed to provide “adequate protection” under Article 45 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for personal data transfers received from the European Union (“EU”) and European Economic Area (“EEA”). Why did the EC need to adopt the adequacy decision for the DPF? As we have previously written, the…

The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (“ODNI”) announced today that it has fully implemented new safeguards under Executive Order 14086. See INTEL – ODNI Releases IC Procedures Implementing New Safeguards in Executive Order 14086. These steps clear the path for the European Commission to adopt the draft “adequacy decision” for cross-border data transfers pursuant to the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. By way of brief background, in July 2020, the Court of Justice…

28 January 2023 is Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2023, Baker McKenzie’s Global Data Privacy and Security Team is pleased to present this special edition update of key data protection and privacy developments and trends across the globe, as well summarising future legislative changes, predictions, and enforcement priorities to look out for during 2023.…

Friday 28 January 2022 is Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2022, our Global Data Privacy and Security Team have provided a roundup of key trends and developments across the globe from a data protection perspective as well as looking ahead to what to expect in 2022. There are new laws and developments to keep…

In this episode of TMT Talk, Harry Valetk, is joined by Carlos Vela, a technology partner located in Mexico City, and Flavia Rebello, an IP partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe* in Brazil, to discuss what’s going on in the LatAm region with respect to the video game industry, its size and the legal and market trends. In addition, our partners will talk about the key trends in the region, including around investment, regulation and localization, and much more.…

The 43rd edition of the Global Privacy Assembly, GPA Mexico 2021 co-sponsored by Baker McKenzie, kicked off Monday with a full slate of virtual presentations and discussions. The program included speakers from regulators and data protection authorities, the private sector, think tanks and advocacy groups, NGOs, and academia—and covered topics ranging from facial recognition to the impact of data protection on marginalized communities. In case you weren’t able to catch the proceedings we’ve compiled some…