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Latest Updates on Privacy - November, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Privacy – November, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: Supreme Court sets up a committee to look into the Pegasus matter The Apex Court has ordered for the establishment of an independent three-member expert committee to investigate claims of pervasive and targeted monitoring of politicians, journalists, and activists through the Pegasus spyware. The committee will be overseen by retired Supreme Court judge Justice RV Raveendran. The committee will look into whether the Pegasus spyware was used to access stored…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - October, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – October, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Google asserts before EU General Court that $5 billion antitrust fine unfounded Tech giant Google had been fined by the European Commission, the EU’s antitrust regulator, on grounds that it had leveraged its Android operating system to fortify its dominant position in the internet search sector since 2011. Google’s submissions before the five-judge bench of the General Court were that the fine imposed was based on flawed calculations, on the…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - September, 2021 - Part IV

Latest Updates on Privacy – September, 2021 – Part IV

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: California Governor signs new data access law for gun owner information Governor Newsom recently signed into law Assembly Bill 173, which provides access to research centres information on gun owners, including personally identifiable information. The Bill names the California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis as the nodal point for the receipt of gun owner information from the California Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ is also permitted to…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: South Korea fines Google $177 million for abuse of dominance South Korea's new Telecommunications Business Act, colloquially referred to as the 'anti-Google' law looks to empower South Korea's antitrust regulator in trying to control Google's abuse of its dominant market position, and has resulted in the company facing a $177 million fine for allegedly blocking customized versions of its Android operating system. The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF), a…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part 1

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Competition Commission of India to investigate Apple Inc. for in-app purchase system In a suit filed by a non-profit group, the competition regulator CCI will investigate tech giant Apple for allegations of abuse of its dominant position for imposing its proprietary in-app purchase system on developers, which involved a 30% commission levied for distribution of paid digital content and other restrictions. The information, which is a submission alleging anticompetitive behaviour,…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 23rd August to 29th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 23rd August to 29th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: UK to develop its own privacy rules Given Britain’s exit from the European Union, the question has now revolved around Britain’s obligations under privacy law, as it would now be considered as a third country under the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which encumbers stricter compliance for handling data. As part of its overhaul of its Data Protection Act, Britain intends to do away with…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 16th August to 22nd August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 16th August to 22nd August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: China passes a new privacy law, to take effect from November 1st China has passed a new data privacy bill, which contains strict regulations as to how to manage user data. The law, termed the Personal Information Protection Law, mandates the collection of consent when collecting user data, and details provisions as to the protection of user data when transferred outside China. The law also requires a designated…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 9th August to 15th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 9th August to 15th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: Messenger voice and video calls to now be protected by encryption, announces Facebook In a move reminiscent of blacked out screens and garbled voices, social media platform Facebook on Friday announced that it would now be encrypting voice and video calls made from their social texting app Messenger, adding on to their policy of encryption of text chats. This is seen as a welcome move, given that Messenger…

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HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Music, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, Endgame Earns USD 2 Billion at Box Office, and more

  Bombay HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Songs, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, DJ Arty sues Marshmello for ‘Happier’, RIAA Obtains Subpoena to De-anonymise Cloudflare Users, Artists Sue Universal Music over Assignment Clause, Facebook Revamps Video Rankings to Promote Original Content, Avengers: Endgame Earns Over USD 2 Billion in 11 days, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Makes Queen Richer Than the Queen, Snap Inc. Partners with Shopify for Advertising, and more. Copyright Quote “You will…

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‘Bala’ Infringement Suit, No Political Ads at IPL, IPRS License to YouTube, and more

Director Files A Suit Against Makers of ‘Bala’, Delhi Health Director Asks Centre to Restrict Tobacco Ads at Filmfare, No Political Ads During IPL 2019, Music Publishers Sue Peloton, Universal Music Wins ‘Generic Lyric’ Copyright Infringement Suit, Court Dismisses $4 Million Award Against Zillow , RNC Fends Off Copyright Infringement Claim Filed by Montana Photographer, Discovery India Partners with Dailyhunt for Short-form Content, Google Obtains IPRS License for YouTube, Facebook Signs Music Deals with T-Series, Zee and YRF , Hotstar…

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