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Preventive Compliance Plans in Consumer Law Matters: A Tool to be Considered in Data Protection Issues
Carey, January 2022

The possibility of having, in the short term, a new statute on personal data protection, which updates the current regulation of Law No. 19,628 on the protection of private life, is rather unlikely. Bulletin 11144-07, which modifies said Law, remains at the initial legislative stage in the Chamber of Origin, therefore it is not feasible to foresee the approval of this bill in the medium term. On the other hand, the recent publication of Law No...

Year in review 2021: Data Protection (GDPR)
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2021

Record number of fines in 2021 At European level, a record number of fines have been issued during 2021 for violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Since the GDPR entered into force in the EU on 25 May 2018, the supervisory authorities have imposed or notified fines in approx. 900 cases with an accumulated amount of approx. EUR 1.3 billion. As many as 500 of these cases are from 2021 with accumulated fines of as much as EUR 1...

Year in review 2021: Technology, Media and Telecom
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2021

Trends IT contracts An increasing number of clients have requested aid in purchasing either cloud service technology or offering cloud services to the market. We have seen a significant shift from on-premise solutions (i.e. local servers on customer premises) to public cloud and multi-tenant cloud solutions. Initially, customers pushed suppliers to offer cloud solutions. Now we see the opposite: suppliers pushing customers (who are not always ready for this) into the cloud...

Leveraging Fintechs and Big Data in a Fair Lending Focused 2022
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, December 2021

[!<CDATA[ Over the past decade, financial technology companies (fintechs) have been on the rise, disrupting all segments of the financial industry. Their innovative technology, swift adaptation to market trends, and ability to create personalized and efficient customer experiences enabled them to reshape the way we look at, use, and provide financial services...

Ohio Permanently Expands Use of Telehealth Services
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, December 2021

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of telehealth across Ohio and the United States was steadily increasing. However, out of necessity over the last two years, telehealth has expanded exponentially in order to reduce risks of COVID-19 transmission to practitioners and patients alike. Nearly overnight, the health care community was forced to change the way services were accessed, delivered, and received...

Regulation of Law on Digital Transformation of the Administration is published
Carey, December 2021

On December 11, 2021, the Regulation of Law No. 21,180 on Digital Transformation of the State (the "Regulation") was published in the Chilean Official Gazette, which introduces important amendments to Law No. 19,880 on Administrative Procedures...

Facebook pivots from facial recognition system following biometric privacy suit; more biometric privacy litigation on the horizon, Westlaw Today
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

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Sharing of negative user reviews online must be tolerated
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2021

The core question of the doctor list case was whether online sharing of user reviews of health professionals on the Norwegian website «Legelisten.no» was necessary to ensure the freedom of expression and the public’s need for information. Furthermore, the Supreme Court had to decide whether those interests outweighed the privacy interests of the persons being reviewed...

Reliance on Multiple Cloud Infrastructure Services will become More Popular Next Year Due to Recent High-Profile Cloud Computing Failures
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, December 2021

Businesses are increasingly relying upon the cloud computing infrastructure for hosting their websites, storing their data, and deploying artificial intelligence. Using a cloud computing service saves businesses the costs associated with purchasing and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, allowing them instead to purchase the services and storage that they need...

Reliance on Multiple Cloud Infrastructure Services will become More Popular Next Year Due to Recent High-Profile Cloud Computing Failures
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, December 2021

Businesses are increasingly relying upon the cloud computing infrastructure for hosting their websites, storing their data, and deploying artificial intelligence. Using a cloud computing service saves businesses the costs associated with purchasing and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, allowing them instead to purchase the services and storage that they need...

Reliance on Multiple Cloud Infrastructure Services will become More Popular Next Year Due to Recent High-Profile Cloud Computing Failures
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, December 2021

Businesses are increasingly relying upon the cloud computing infrastructure for hosting their websites, storing their data, and deploying artificial intelligence. Using a cloud computing service saves businesses the costs associated with purchasing and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, allowing them instead to purchase the services and storage that they need...

Reliance on Multiple Cloud Infrastructure Services will become More Popular Next Year Due to Recent High-Profile Cloud Computing Failures
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, December 2021

Businesses are increasingly relying upon the cloud computing infrastructure for hosting their websites, storing their data, and deploying artificial intelligence. Using a cloud computing service saves businesses the costs associated with purchasing and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, allowing them instead to purchase the services and storage that they need...

Reliance on Multiple Cloud Infrastructure Services will become More Popular Next Year Due to Recent High-Profile Cloud Computing Failures
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, December 2021

Businesses are increasingly relying upon the cloud computing infrastructure for hosting their websites, storing their data, and deploying artificial intelligence. Using a cloud computing service saves businesses the costs associated with purchasing and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, allowing them instead to purchase the services and storage that they need...

Reliance on Multiple Cloud Infrastructure Services will become More Popular Next Year Due to Recent High-Profile Cloud Computing Failures
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, December 2021

Businesses are increasingly relying upon the cloud computing infrastructure for hosting their websites, storing their data, and deploying artificial intelligence. Using a cloud computing service saves businesses the costs associated with purchasing and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, allowing them instead to purchase the services and storage that they need...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig has been ranked #1 within FinTech in Norway for the third time in a row
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2021

In the guide, Chambers notes: «It’s the leading tech law firm and has now become the leading FinTech law firm,» says an interviewee, who adds: «It’s the only law firm to enhance their FinTech offering consistently.» Our partners Espen Tøndel and Morten Winther defend their individual Band 1 rankings...

Thailand’s ETDA Set to Release Far Reaching Royal Decree on Digital Processing Processors Ensnaring Foreign Companies Supplying Thai Consumers
DFDL, December 2021

On 25 October 2021, the Thai Cabinet approved in principle the national Electronic Transactions Development Agency’s (“ETDA”) release of its Royal Decree on Supervision of Digital Platform Services Required to be Notified (“DPRD”) under the auspices of the Electronic Transactions Act B.E. 2544 (2001). The Decree requires that the ETDA be notified by business operators intending to provide digital platform services to consumers in Thailand...

A False Sense of Cybersecurity?
Lavery Lawyers, December 2021

Ransomware has wreaked so much havoc in recent years that many people forget about other cybersecurity risks. For some, not storing personal information makes them feeling immune to hackers and cyber incidents. For others, as long as their computers are woring, they do not feel exposed to no malware. Unfortunately, the reality is quite different...

Trademark Lawyer 2022 Cover Story: Protecting Your Brand from Counterfeits in the Age of Social Media
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, December 2021

The 2022 edition of The Trademark Lawyer magazine is out, and Dinsmore intellectual property lawyer Sara Suleiman is the author of its cover story. She wrote about the five crucial actions companies must take to to protect their brands in the age of counterfeit goods sold on social media. An excerpt is below. The advent of social media has permanently transformed the way products and services are marketed and sold...

Current Trends in Tech Exits and Financing
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021

Shoosmiths’ London office hosted its first hybrid seminar on 23 November, With Alastair Peet, Steve Barnett and Lisa Faragher from our VC team teaming up with Pietro Strada and Paddy MccGwire from technology focused corporate finance house Silverpeak to discuss current trends in tech market exits and financings. The seminar also included a panel discussion with David Cocks, co-founder of CloudTrade and Simon King, Partner at Octopus Ventures...

Do You Know Your Open-Source Licences?
Lavery Lawyers, December 2021

Do you have the right to copy source code written and developed by someone else? The answer to this question depends on the situation; however, even in the context of open innovation, intellectual property rights will be the starting point for any analysis required to obtain such an answer. In the software industry, open-source licences allow anyone to access the source code of corresponding software, free of charge and with few restrictions...

Drones Regulatory Framework in Myanmar – Top 5 Key Q&As
DFDL, December 2021

The use of drones in the world is increasing very rapidly and plays an important role in optimizing processes across a various range of industries: agriculture, delivery services, infrastructure, mapping, military and so on. These machines are very efficient, effective, and safe tools for quality, safety and savings...

Consultation on Remote Hearings
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2021

  The issue of online court hearings, and many other types of dispute resolution processes, has been a hot topic over the last few months as restrictions have eased and court users try to figure out what the new normal is, or should be. The Scottish Civil Justice Council has just closed a consultation that seeks views on proposed new rules covering the most appropriate mode of attendance at civil court hearings in the Court of Session and in the Sheriff Courts in Scotland...

Insurance Tips For Mitigating DOJ Cyber Initiative Risks, Law360
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Employer Best Practices For Biometrics Compliance: Part 2, Law360 Expert Analysis
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Employer Best Practices For Biometrics Compliance: Part 1, Law360 Expert Analysis
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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