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    Get concise, easy-to-understand updates on the EU's digital single market strategy. A single source of alerts and reports on EU data protection and e-privacy rules, and other data protection regimes worldwide. Get in-depth, impartial intelligence on topics like the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU rules on the free flow of data, their context and implications.
    Track regulators’ responses to cyber risks with updates on the implementation of the EU cybersecurity rules and other topics. Coverage of regulatory developments (e.g. on access to data, liability) impacting new technologies such as AI and IoT services. Follow national and European rules on the taxation of digital businesses, and on the relationship between online platforms and users (business users and consumers).
    Follow the latest developments in consumer protection around digital content, products and services. Monitor EU and national initiatives on the taxation of digital businesses Get an overview of regulation that seeks to foster the development of e-Commerce in Europe

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Dutch data protection authority opposes government use of telecoms location data without specific legislation
07 April 20 Olha Hruba

The Dutch data protection authority said that the current legal framework does not allow the government to use telecoms location data to fight COVID-19. Specific legislation is necessary to be able to do that. According to the authority, anonymisation of location data would not be enough to safeguard the privacy of citizens.

Colombian data protection law is applicable to Facebook Inc., says the DPA.
07 April 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombia data protection authority (DPA) confirmed its 2019 orders imposing behavioural remedies on Facebook Inc., regarding its processing of the personal data of Colombian users. The DPA supported its decision mainly by arguing that Facebook Inc is using cookies to collect personal data within the Colombian territory.

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
05 April 20 Javier Huerta Bravo

This week’s edition features stories about a new Tracker on the announced EU Digital Services Act and research by Cullen International on data sharing requirements imposed by European governments on providers of electronic communications services in 13 European countries, as well as voluntary data sharing agreements, to fight COVID-19.

COVID-19: privacy outlook in the Americas
03 April 20 Carlos Castellanos

Many countries have sought to collect and use personal data as a means of helping to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to manage its effect on public health. However, in doing so, public authorities and private organisations must continue to comply with existing rules governing the use of personal data. In some countries, specific rules or guidance have been issued in this area.

Mexico consults on a national observatory for the fourth industrial revolution
02 April 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) consulted until 31 March 2020 on the design of the national observatory for technological trends in ICT.

Data sharing by providers of electronic communications services with public authorities to fight COVID-19
02 April 20 Elisar Bashir

This new research by Cullen International aims to shed light on data sharing and data processing requirements imposed by European governments on electronic communication service (ECS) providers in 13 European countries, as well as voluntary data sharing arrangements.

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