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Clifford Chance To Host International Tech Law Conference in Berlin - Talking Tech Live: Innovation in Business
13 September 2019
Clifford Chance will hold its inaugural Talking Tech Live: Innovation in Business conference on Thursday, 19 September 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Hosted by the firm's Tech Group, the international event will bring together tech expert speakers from the European Commission,...
13 September 2019
A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on blockchain. Now, as seen in recent cases, enterprising...
Global Intellectual Property Newsletter –23rd Edition – Legal Issues Surrounding the Protection of 'Data' and other IP Topics
11 September 2019
We welcome you to the 23rd Edition of the Clifford Chance Global IP Newsletter. This newsletter has a focus on legal issues concerning the protection and use of 'Data'. We start with the question of whether there is a need for an ownership right to data...
FTC's $5 Billion Penalty Against Facebook: Momentum Builds For Increased U.S. Regulatory Focus On Data Privacy
14 August 2019
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a record-breaking $5 billion penalty against Facebook for a series of data privacy violations culminating in last year's Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is far larger than any that has ever been imposed...
12 August 2019
6 August 2019
On 30 July 2019, the Greek Data Protection Authority (the "Greek DPA") issued a fine of €150,000 against PwC as a result of breaching of the GDPR rules in processing personal data of its employees The Greek DPA initiated an investigation regarding...
Amendment to Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act of Japan: Expansion of Regulated Sectors for Foreign Direct Investments into Japan
1 August 2019
Japan currently requires prior approval for foreign direct investments into a very limited number of sectors closely related to national security and public order. With effect from 1 August 2019, however, such regulated sectors will be expanded to include...
31 July 2019
In July 2019, the Romanian Data Protection Authority (the "ANSPDCP") announced the application of the first fines for the breach of the Regulation (EU) no. 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of personal data and on...
31 July 2019
Protectionism and a looming tech war between China and the West may dominate current headlines, but there is an urgent need to work together to develop global frameworks around innovation and the safety of technology, Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner, said...
26 July 2019
The New Saudi Insolvency Law represents a significant step towards the achievement of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and to improve the position of Saudi Arabia in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings. It seeks to deliver a law which is modern...