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Children now spend a lot of time playing games online, but the gaming industry has received less scrutiny than social media or streaming platforms over privacy concerns. As gaming grows, the scale of user vulnerability increases as well. Many young people do not understand the data risks posed by online games. Luckily, privacy regulators are increasingly focusing efforts toward protecting children’s safety and autonomy online. Young people enjoy online games because they allow for play, learning and…

El Parlamento Europeo aprobó el 5 de julio el articulado final del Reglamento de Servicios Digitales (DSA) y del Reglamento de Mercados Digitales (DMA). Estas normas regulan la posición jurídica de proveedores de servicios digitales de intermediación (p. e. plataformas como marketplace, motores de búsqueda, redes sociales, servicios de hosting, etc.) y, consecuentemente, afectan también a todos los demás players (usuarios y empresas de todos los tamaños) que interactúan a través de sus servicios.…

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…

Brian Hengesbaugh and Partner Paul Glass dissect the recent guidance issued by the ICO in response to the SoldWinds cyber attack. Listen to hear: an overview of what the guidance sayswhy the ICO decided to release guidance in regards to this incidenthow companies should best approach the 72-hour notification rule https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ufO2qYMt4rPOQiVOKHo4n?si=ZMqpxKVpRvKsT8G7jo6o-A

A global conversation exploring the key issues re-shaping the workforce in light of heightened disruption, technological advancements and cultural shifts. Companies are facing critical business challenges in regard to their most important asset – their people. While workforce transformation is not a new concept for global organizations, the pandemic has forced us to rapidly adapt our standard ways of working and how we engage with employees to ensure the long-term viability of the business. We…

Disruptive cyber-attacks aimed at supply chains are on the rise, as the recent SolarWinds security breach has so prominently brought to light. While your immediate IT infrastructure may not have been directly impacted by that breach, now may be a good time to check-in with you key service providers. If they host or in any way process digital assets on your behalf, there is reason for concern in light of the devastating SolarWinds security breach.…

In response to the July 16, 2020 Schrems II ruling from the European Court of Justice, the US Department of Commerce has issued a formal “Standard Contractual Clauses” White Paper to help organizations assess whether their transfers offer appropriate data protection in accordance with the ECJ’s ruling outlining the robust limits and safeguards in the United States for government access to data. Government data access safeguards post-Schrems II Following the Schrems II ruling, organizations that…

As governments around the world progressively look to re-open their economies, companies are assessing whether and how to re-open their premises. Caution is required as employers are under obligations to safeguard the health and safety of their workforce and most government authorities continue to encourage remote working. Key areas of concern include the different social-distancing measures and/or technology solutions companies are expected to implement for the safe re-opening of their premises and re-integration of employees…

Upcoming amendments to the Japanese Telecommunications Business Act are intended to bring more foreign companies within the scope of the Act. This will lead to more foreign entities in the telecommunications space having to take measures with the competent Japanese authorities, and have certain new specific obligations imposed upon them, such as the obligation to report serious incidents, and keep user communications secret. Application of the Telecommunications Business Act to foreign corporations On February 28,…

NHSX, the technology and digital unit of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), recently published its draft Digital Health Technology Standard. The Standard aims to accelerate how digital health technologies (DHTs) are reviewed, commissioned and scaled for use across the wider health and care system, and provides guidance to support digital health technology developers. The Standard is in draft form at the moment, and NHSX are seeking feedback via a short survey until 22 April (although…