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Lothar Determann has been helping companies in Silicon Valley and around the world take products, business models, intellectual property and contracts global for nearly 20 years. He advises on data privacy law compliance, information technology commercialization, interactive entertainment, media, copyrights, open source licensing, electronic commerce, technology transactions, sourcing and international distribution at Baker McKenzie in San Francisco & Palo Alto. He is a member of the Firm's International/Commercial Practice Group and the TMT and Healthcare industry groups.

Baker McKenzie’s TMT Looking Ahead 2022 five-part series explores key themes, offers timely insights, and lays out recommendations for technology, media and telecommunication companies looking to navigate the latest industry developments. Topics covered include tech regulation and compliance, tech M&A, interactive entertainment, 5G and TMT as the driver of change.

Baker McKenzie’s TMT Looking Ahead 2022 five-part series explores key themes, offers timely insights, and lays out recommendations for technology, media and telecommunication companies looking to navigate the latest industry developments. Topics covered include tech regulation and compliance, tech M&A, interactive entertainment, 5G and TMT as the driver of change.

On “Privacy Day” – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an investigative sweep targeted at the data collection practices of businesses running consumer loyalty programs in California and issued notices of non-compliance to a number of “major corporations” in the retail, home improvement, travel, and food services industries. Such loyalty programs offered financial incentives to consumers (e.g., discounts, free items, and other rewards) in exchange for their personal information.

Baker McKenzie’s TMT Looking Ahead 2022 five-part series explores key themes, offers timely insights, and lays out recommendations for technology, media and telecommunication companies looking to navigate the latest industry developments. Report 1 of the series explores how TMT companies can:
manage heightened regulatory activity and continued scrutiny of the industry; understand how regulators will shape new laws and share information on compliance and enforcement activities; get ahead of the curve in protecting IP in key areas of innovation, including autonomous vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain and digital health; and
navigate an increasingly complex regulatory enforcement environment following an increase in cyber attacks in 2021

Californians recently voted to create the California Privacy Protection Agency and pass sweeping changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 through the California Privacy Rights Act. The California Attorney General’s Office has been actively enforcing the CCPA since July 2020 and will continue to have enforcement powers alongside the California Privacy Protection Agency under the amended CCPA. Meanwhile, the California Privacy Protection Agency will update the existing CCPA regulations and adopt new ones.

Employers will have to disclose that they have been “selling” personal information of California employees under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), unless they update commercial contracts with service providers and other business partners effective 1 January 2022. Also, employers should tighten their data retention and deletion protocols, because CCPA requires data minimization and California employees are gaining broad data access, portability, and correction and deletion rights. Deployments of Artificial Intelligence, employee monitoring software, and automated decision-making are coming under increased scrutiny, too, pursuant to CCPA. Employers face these new requirements in addition to an existing obligation under CCPA to issue privacy notices to employees, which has applied since 1 January 2020 and required an update when the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) took effect on 16 December 2020.

Between maintaining business continuity and keeping your workforce safe, we know there’s been little time to track the rapidly changing employment law landscape in California — with our “quick hits” format, we will provide a content-rich presentation complete with practical takeaways in 75 minutes. This webinar is designed to ensure that California in-house counsel are up to speed on the top employment law developments of 2021 and are prepared for what’s on the horizon in 2022.

On 1 July 2021, President Putin signed one of the most significant bills of 2021 in Russia and in doing so turned Russian IT regulation on its head. The “Landing Law”, which regulates the activity of foreign IT entities in Russia, marks a new trend in the regulation of information technology in Russia.
The main development is that under the new law foreign information technology companies will be required to establish a physical presence in Russia.