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Spanish data protection agency imposes 10 million euro fine on Google - highest fine to date

The AEPD concluded that Google had infringed articles 6 (lack of legal basis for the transfer) and 17 GDPR (right to erasure). Each of these infringements carries a fine of 5 million euros.

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Data

Big Tech : The surge of GDPR claims from consumer protection associations - European Court of Justice decision strengthens position of Consumer Protection Associations

We look at the European Court of Justice's recent decision which ruled consumer protection associations may bring representative actions against data protection violations.

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Fintech

Global Crypto Round-Up

This monthly newsletter provides you with a monthly brief into the world of digital assets, keeping you up to date with regulatory developments, publications and events from across jurisdictions.

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Data

Dutch government fraud scandal leads to record-breaking GDPR fine

The Dutch data protection authority (DPA), Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, has imposed a fine of 3.7 million euros on the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingsdienst).This article discusses the background of the fine and addresses the broader implications.

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Fintech

Native issuances of DLT securities in Luxembourg, France and Germany and admission to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Securities Official List

This article looks at how Luxembourg, France and Germany have taken the lead by adopting specific legislations allowing companies to issue securities directly on the blockchain, and thus providing the required legal certainty.

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Sport & gaming

"You can't win anything with kids" - Minor's data in sport – returns and regulations

Over the last two decades, there has been an industry wide acceleration, in sports, towards collecting and processing athlete personal data. This article looks at the use cases and hurdles of using minor's data in sport.

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Data

Connecticut Data Privacy Act Becomes Nation's Fifth State Privacy Law, Setting Stricter Standards

The Act is the latest stitch in the patchwork of state and federal privacy laws that is growing ever more complex. And as has become a trend, while the law shares many similarities with its counterparts in other states, the Act also has certain unique provisions that companies that do business in Connecticut will need to carefully consider before the law goes into effect on July 1, 2023

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Intellectual Property

Copyright and AI: protecting value throughout the AI process

In this short article we will discuss how copyright may offer protection to investments in AI, especially in cases where AI software may fall short of patent protection.

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Fintech

Using Court orders to help recover stolen cryptocurrencies

On 4 March 2022, the Singapore High Court in CLM v CLN granted a proprietary injunction over stolen cryptocurrency assets against persons unknown, along with ancillary disclosure orders against cryptocurrency exchanges to assist in tracing the assets. This is the first reported Singapore decision on this issue.

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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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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

Influencer marketing – key considerations for brand owners

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

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Bringing crypto into the mainstream: why cryptoasset regulation matters - Webinar - 29 June : 12:00 - 13:00 UTC

As cryptoasset markets continue to evolve, regulators and policy makers globally are responding to the risks and opportunities they present, including through introduction of new regulations. In this session, hosted with Lexology, we will discuss how cryptoasset regulation and supervisory approaches are developing across the UK, EU, USA and APAC, and consider the importance of regulation in underpinning the mainstream adoption of cryptoassets by financial investors, banks and other financial market participants. We will also look at how increasing adoption of cryptoassets may impact businesses outside of financial services. In this context we will cover:

  • Major regulatory developments and supervisory approaches across jurisdictions
  • How firms are preparing for new regulation, including challenges for cross-border businesses and regulatory arbitrage risks
  • Regulatory considerations for launching new cryptoassets, implications for companies issuing or investing in cryptoassets and the importance of correctly classifying cryptoassets within the regulatory framework
  • Regulation of cryptoasset service providers including custodians, exchanges and prime brokers

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