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Canada: Ontario proposes a provincial privacy law
26 July 21 Carolina Limbatto

The Government of Ontario proposed new privacy rules. The proposal includes stronger protections than proposed by the Federal Government to update the federal privacy legislation PIPEDA. The Government of Ontario will receive comments until 3 August 2021.

Argentina approves new data security requirements for public authorities
26 July 21 Carolina Limbatto

The innovation secretariat approved minimum security requirements for public authorities to keep data safe. The entities must adopt preventive and corrective measures to protect the information they receive, generate or manage, as well as their resources. The requirements also apply to the public bodies’ system and cloud providers.

Update on the global solution to taxation of digital economy
22 July 21 Javier Huerta Bravo

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) would be subject to a new taxing right that would no longer be exclusively circumscribed by reference to the physical presence of businesses. Instead, a share of excess profits of MNEs would be redistributed to jurisdictions where users and customers are located.

Update on the global solution to taxation of digital economy
22 July 21 Javier Huerta Bravo

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) would be subject to a new taxing right that would no longer be exclusively circumscribed by reference to the physical presence of businesses. Instead, a share of excess profits of MNEs would be redistributed to jurisdictions where users and customers are located.

Italian telecoms regulator obliges online marketplaces and search engines to submit financial information
20 July 21 Stefano De Luca

Providers of online intermediation services and search engines must disclose information related to their revenues and operations in Italy or linked to the Italian territory to the Italian telecoms authority by 30 September 2021.

EU Digital Markets Act: comparison of amendments proposed by rapporteurs in European Parliament lead and associated committees
19 July 21 Javier Huerta Bravo

Stéphanie Yon-Courtin (Renew, France), rapporteur in the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs committee, proposes to extend the scope of the Digital Markets Act by adding web browsers and virtual assistants to the list of core platform services (CPS), and to add new obligations, such as a ban for gatekeepers to pre-install their own CPS.

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