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Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

2016 was an eventful year in the Asia-Pacific region, as data protection and cyber security issues increasingly feature in the news headlines in the Asia-Pacific region as they do elsewhere, our annual publication, the 2017...more

Encouraging news for cross-border internet retailers (and shoppers) in the EU

by Bryan Cave on

The European Commission (the "Commission") has been investigating the European-wide parcel delivery industry for some time. With online retail becoming an increasingly important avenue for both consumers and retailers, the...more

Opt-in System Introduced in Turkey for Commercial Electronic Communications in E commerce Law

by Locke Lord LLP on

Turkey’s solid and rapidly expanding e-commerce market volume reached 18.9 billion Turkish Liras as of the end of 2014. The Turkish e-commerce sector accounts for 1.6% of the country’s overall retail sector. Even though this...more

Trans-Pacific Partnership Has Challenges, Opportunities for U.S. Companies

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. and its 11 negotiating partners – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam – reached preliminary agreement on October 5, 2015, on the Trans-Pacific...more

CA AG Requires Chief Privacy Officer and Privacy Compliance Program

by BakerHostetler on

California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris, has required Houzz, a home décor information and e-commerce website and mobile app publisher, to hire a chief privacy officer (CPO), conduct a company-wide privacy assessment, and...more

Online Payment Systems Technology in China—Trojan Horse or Forbidden Fruit?

by Morgan Lewis on

Powerful new computational technology pioneered in e-commerce presents Chinese regulators with potential concerns and solutions to the perennial problem of information, pricing, and settlement capacity. Online payment...more

Web.com Suffers Data Breach Affecting 93,000 Customers

The list of companies hit by cyber-attacks continues to grow.  This time, Florida-based web hosting company, Web.com, has announced that it suffered a data breach that may have compromised credit card information and other...more

Transferring Customer Data in an Asset Sale

In today’s world, consumer data is a huge asset for companies across all industries, in particular those in technology-focused spaces like social media, apps, wearables, and retailers involved in e-commerce. The value of such...more

Internet Of Things, News Websites Fare Poorly In Security And Privacy Review

by King & Spalding on

On June 16, the Online Trust Alliance, an industry group focused on developing and encouraging best practices in online security and privacy, announced that a recent audit of approximately 1,000 websites showed that 46%...more

European Commission Publishes Strategy on the Digital Single Market

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 6 May the European Commission released the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy (the ‘DSM Strategy’), with the declared objective to tear down the obstacles to doing business online. The DSM Strategy has been released...more

New rules on mobile payments!

by DLA Piper on

Time is up for companies operating in the mobile payments’ arena, as from April 1, 2015 the new set of rules issued by the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Italian DPA”)...more

Solving the Legal Challenges of Trustworthy Online Identity

by Locke Lord LLP on

In this age of phishing, hacking, identity fraud, and other forms of cybercrime, answering two simple questions – “Who are you?” and “How can you prove it?” – is fast becoming a critical requirement for online business...more

Law À La Mode - Issue 14 – October 2014 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive: An overview of the new Directive on Consumer Rights and its implementation in Belgium, France, Italy and the UK - Free Zones in the UAE: What do...more

Major Barrier to E-Commerce in Middle East and North Africa is Fear about Data Security

In a recent article published by Law 360, Proskauer litigation associate Courtney Bowman outlines how companies can make inroads in the e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Although often overlooked,...more

Fashion, global e-commerce and harmonized legislation

by DLA Piper on

We discussed fashion and online retail and the new related legal issues. When a fashion company decides to approach e-commerce, it is likely that it will deal with different jurisdictions, taking into account, for...more

Prospects on Germany's Digital Landscape in the Next Four Years: What Does the Coalition Agreement Say on Technology?

by White & Case LLP on

Following the German federal election on September 22, 2013, the Christian Democratic Party, the Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party decided to take up coalition talks for the formation of a new government...more

New Law on Customer Data Protection in China Impacting Telecom and Internet Companies

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Rules Regarding the Protection of Personal Information of Telecommunications and Internet Users (the “Rules”) were adopted and announced on July 16, 2013 by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the...more

Privacy in China: New Rule to Protect Personal Information

by Dechert LLP on

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China adopted a Decision Relating to Strengthening the Protection of Information on the Internet (the Decision) on December 28, 2012....more

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