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The ultimate loot drop: the Netherlands is planning to ban loot boxes in video games

Will the Netherlands become the next European country after Belgium to ban loot boxes? We look at what loot boxes are, and why they want to ban them.

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Data

One "Fine" Day? Insights from the first fine issued by the California Attorney General under the CCPA

On August 24, 2022, the California Attorney General (CAG) announced a $1.2 million settlement with Sephora to resolve allegations that the consumer goods retailer violated the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) by failing to disclose to consumers that it was selling their personal information. The settlement is notable not only because it is the first civil penalty issued under the statute, but also because it confirms a broad interpretation of what constitutes a "sale" of personal information under the law and the requirement for websites to respond to global privacy controls.

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Data

An overview of the newly adopted EU Data Governance Act

The DGA is a key pillar of the European Strategy for Data, seeking to promote the re-use of protected data held by public sector bodies. While access to such data could bring opportunities for innovation and technological advancement, as well as facilitate business models relating to data intermediation and data altruism, attention will need be paid to the conditions and safeguards for data sharing and re-use in the DGA. In this article we explore key aspects of the DGA.

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Artificial intelligence

What is the UK's new AI Rulebook?

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published a policy paper outlining the UK government's emerging thinking on its approach to regulating artificial intelligence (AI) in the UK. This article considers the context in which the UK's proposed approach to AI regulation has been developed and some noteworthy areas where the proposed plans currently differ from the draft EU AI Act.

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Data

Who do you share my data with? AG Pitruzzella weighs in on the debate

A recent ECJ opinion looked at the question: Under GDPR, does the right of access extend to information about specific recipients or categories of recipients? Does a controller have the right to decide whether it provides information to a data subject about specific recipients or categories of recipients?

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Telecoms

Amended Telecoms Security Requirements – What's in Store for Public Communications Providers?

This article looks at the governments response to it consultation on the draft Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations (Regulations) and associated Code of Practice

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Intellectual Property

NFTs – An Introduction and Some Key Intellectual Property Considerations

According to nonfungible.com, the global non-fungible token (NFT) market was estimated to be worth around $16.8 billion in 2021. In this article, we explore some of the key intellectual property considerations relating to NFTs.

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Artificial intelligence

Developers can now let an AI assistant write code for them - but what are the IP implications?

A year after its announcement, GitHub Copilot was launched last month to the public at large. The tool promises to "fundamentally change the nature of software development" by providing AI-based coding suggestions, saving developers time and effort. What are the intellectual property implications for those who build or buy software created using Copilot? The launch of Copilot also coincides with the UK Government's response to its public consultation on artificial intelligence and intellectual property, and the impact of the Government's proposals are also considered in the article.

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Data

Singapore's PDPC launches guide on personal data protection considerations for blockchain design

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), Singapore's main authority body for administering the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) , has published a guide on personal data protection considerations for blockchain design to help organisations with blockchain adoption by clarifying how to comply with the PDPA when deploying blockchain applications to ensure more accountable management of customers’ personal data.

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Talking Tech: Asia Pacific Antitrust - Australia in 2022

Sydney counsel Rob Tang and senior associate Ryan Draper examine broader trends behind Australia's crucial antitrust developments in the past two years, and key developments to expect over the course of the next year. They will also discuss the impact of such developments on digital tech platforms operating in an intensifying regulatory environment in Australia with increased consumer-driven and anti-competition litigation in the sector.

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'What is the Metaverse? Will it change the world, and why should I care? - Webinar

As investment floods into the Metaverse – a collection of immersive, integrated, virtual worlds where users can live, work and play – our panel of experts explored the practical applications of the Metaverse and the legal issues that will arise as it grows.

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Media & entertainment

The Metaverse: What are the legal implications?

As a growing number of tech companies invest heavily in the metaverse – which allows users to live, work and play in alternative virtual worlds – we explore the legal issues that it may give rise to, including data security and privacy, IP, copyright, and antitrust.

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Intellectual Property

Sheeran successful in copyright infringement lawsuit

High Court gives declaration of non-infringement relating to 'Shape of You'. The judge found that Sheeran had not copied Sami Chokri (performing under Sami Switch) song's 'Oh Why' hook. We explain why and what it could mean for similar claims

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Intellectual Property

Iconic British TV character 'Del Boy' considered a literary work in landmark UK judgment

Things aren't so "cushty" for parody dining experience company as the fictional character "Del Boy" from Only Fools and Horses is considered a literary work, and therefore protected by copyright, in a significant UK judgment.

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Media & entertainment

Using "Influencers" in marketing

With influencers becoming an ever more useful tool to get to consumers, we look at the law regulating the use of influencers from a UK and German perspective

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Media & entertainment

Influencer Marketing: Advertising and Marketing on social media in the UK

How brands can suffer reputational damage

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Intellectual Property

Influencer marketing – key considerations for brand owners

The right influencers, the right audience, the right content and managing risk

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The metaverse – legal and economic perspectives on a growing industry - Frankfurt |19 October 2022 | 16:30-18:30,

Members of our Clifford Chance Tech Group, together with Prof David Wuttke from the Technical University of Munich and Thomas Richter, in-house legal counsel technology at Deutsche Bank, will be available to provide you with a glimpse into some of the technological, commercial, and legal challenges the metaverse will bring.

Take your first steps in the metaverse: You will have the opportunity to try out various access options on site, such as a virtual reality headset.

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