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California consulting on draft rules implementing privacy law
06 December 19 Andre Moura Gomes

The California state attorney general consulted on draft rules implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 until 6 December 2019. The law will enter into force on 1 January 2020.

New Internal Market commissioner outlines plans for next EU data strategy
05 December 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

A ministerial policy debate on data showed that although EU member states share the objectives that more data exchanges between private actors and interoperability should be achieved, they propose different measures to attain them. The new commissioner for the Internal Market outlined future EU actions on data policy.

Canadian Federal Court mandates ISPs to block TV streaming website
04 December 19 Carolina Limbatto

In a landmark decision the Federal Court of Canada mandates ISPs to block access to television streaming services for contravention of the Copyright Act.

Telefónica plans to sell its operations in Latin America, except in Brazil
04 December 19 Carlos Castellanos

Telefónica unveiled a significant transformation of its business, planning to spin-off the vast majority of its subsidiaries in Central and South America to focus on Spain, Brazil, Germany and the UK.

e-Privacy: next steps still unclear
04 December 19 Marianna Mattera

Whereas some EU member states are in favour of continuing discussions on the proposed e-Privacy Regulation, others consider that the European Commission should present a new proposal. The Commission was unclear about its plans at the Telecommunications Council of 3 December 2019.

Telecoms Council adopts conclusions on the significance and security risks associated with 5G
04 December 19 Visiola Pula

Europe’s telecoms ministers adopted on 3 December 2019 the Council’s position on the importance of 5G networks and the related security challenges associated with the technology.

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