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Just over two years since the coming in to force of the Platform to Business Regulation (P2B), we take another look at developments in relation to enforcement action in key EU Member States and the UK. The past year has seen a notable increase in activity in Italy in particular, as well as several instances of enforcement in France and Germany. We also understand that competent authorities in several EU Member States are working on…

To enhance the efficiency of services provided by the government sector through electronic means, the Draft Electronic Performance of Administrative Functions Act B.E. …. (“Draft EAA”) has recently been approved by the Thai Parliament. The Draft EAA, which is currently pending publication in the Royal Gazette, aims to facilitate the performance of state agencies via electronic methods as the main approach. To whom will the Draft EAA apply? All state agencies, including ministries and departments,…

Following President Xi Jinping’s announcement that China would seek to join the newly-created Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (“DEPA”) at the 2021 G20 Summit in Rome, China’s Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) formally applied for China to join the agreement on November 1, 2021. The DEPA, which is described as the first trade agreement to target the digital economy, has been entered into by New Zealand, Singapore, and Chile. It contains 16 articles covering provisions on facilitating…

Baker McKenzie’s TMT Looking Ahead 2022 five-part series explores key themes, offers timely insights, and lays out recommendations for technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) companies looking to navigate the latest industry developments. Topics covered include tech regulation and compliance, tech M&A, interactive entertainment, 5G and TMT as the driver of change. Report 5: TMT Industry as the Driver of Change TMT companies are often the first to develop innovative solutions and to face increasingly sophisticated regulation of…

This article articulates a few more updates on the draft decree amending Decree No. 06/2016/ND-CP on the management, provision and use of radio and television services (“Draft Decree 06”) in Vietnam. Specifically, following the approval of Vietnam’s New Cinema Law and to keep consistency with provisions on the dissemination of films in cyberspace herein, the Ministry of Information and Communications is now working on Draft Decree 06. Below are noteworthy summaries reflecting the latest development…

Metaverse is one of the hottest buzzwords in technology today. Given its potential impact on both the real and virtual worlds, developments are being made to accommodate this new technology in multiple facets globally. Particularly, countries in Asia are experiencing strong incentives for the initial exploitation of the Metaverse. For example, investments in Thailand relating to the Metaverse are seen both in the public and private sectors. These investments involve many traditional companies, such as…

As scheduled, earlier yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, June 15, 2022), with the ratio of 449 out of 467 National Assembly delegates saying “Yes,” the National Assembly of Vietnam (NA) officially approved the Cinema Law. The new Cinema Law (henceforth in this article referred to as the Law) will come into effect from January 1, 2023. Although the final version of the Law is currently non-available and has been set to be gazetted only in late June 2022, some…

On May 25, 2022, the Draft Cinema Law (amended) (“Draft Law”) was discussed at the 3rd session of the 15th National Assembly. Compared with the version of the Draft Law previously submitted to the National Assembly, this new draft has many progressive amendments, with regulations revised and presented more clearly and coherently. In particular, concerning film dissemination in cyberspace, the Draft Law has been supplemented with several new regulations and mechanisms to provide useful support…

In this episode of TMT Talk, Harry Valetk is joined by Renata Amaral, Head of the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability Practice Group at Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil, to discuss consumer protection in the video gaming industry with a special focus on advertising. Learn what makes video game consumers a special category of consumers, who acts as providers according to the law and court decisions, how the law considers children video game consumers and much more. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5UbATK7NbZaXvoB1i8ZImR

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