Technology Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal rules on defamation claim against provider of an internet discussion forum

In Oriental Press Group Ltd & Others v Fevaworks Solutions Ltd & Others [2013] HKEC 1025, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has ruled on whether and under what circumstances the provider of an internet based discussion forum … Continue reading

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IP-rich Japanese companies may face new competition issues in Europe: CJEU’s decision in AstraZeneca

Japanese companies that enjoy a dominant position in a particular market in Europe are likely to be aware that they are subject to high standards of competitive behaviour, and must not abuse their dominant position lest they be deemed to … Continue reading

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One big step for data protection in China?

The PRC Standardisation Administration issued a national standard entitled the “Information security technology – Guideline for personal information protection within information system for public and commercial services” (信息安全技朮 公共及商用服务信息系统个人信息保护指南) (the Guidelines) on 5 November 2012. The Guidelines will take effect … Continue reading

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MOFCOM declaring the use of VIE (variable interest entity) structure in the internet sector illegal?

On 13 August 2012, MOFCOM approved Walmart’s acquisition of a controlling interest in an online supermarket business in China subject to conditions. What is worth noting about the decision is not that the acquisition is approved but the express reference … Continue reading

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Further measures to protect presonal data: new requirements for obtaining type approvals for mobile devices in China

The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has recently released a draft notice on the proposed introduction of new requirements for granting type approvals for mobile devices to strengthen protection on personal data. The public consultation period for the … Continue reading

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New measures to regulate malpractices adopted by ICPs in China and their use of personal data

The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently published a set of measures entitled “Several measures on regulating the internet information service market” to regulate certain misbehaviours of internet information service providers in China and their use of personal … Continue reading

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“New and improved” data protection regime? Hong Kong government launches public consultation on e-health record sharing

On 12 December 2011, the Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau launched a two-month public consultation on the Legal, Privacy and Security Framework for a territory-wide patient-orientated Electronic Health Record (eHR) Sharing System as part of a proposed reform of … Continue reading

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New legislative proposals on data protection law in Hong Kong and Singapore: bringing the legal regime in line with best practices

With increasing public concern over data protection issues, a bill imposing more stringent rules on the use of personal data is being considered by the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Meanwhile over in Singapore, a consultation paper on the introduction … Continue reading

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