Baker McKenzie and Milltown Partners have jointly produced a report outlining regulatory approaches towards young people’s safety online in different markets around the world, capturing global trends and exploring regional variations. The aim of the ‘Online child safety: an opportunity to get it right’ report is to provide tech companies operating in this space with information on current stakeholder attitudes, an understanding of the direction of policy and regulation travel, and practical advice on how to navigate an often high-stakes issue successfully.
Looking to the year ahead, Baker McKenzie commissioned a survey of 600 senior lawyers across the globe and uncovered that corporations expect more disputes this year, driven by economic uncertainty, global trade shifts and altered business models. Disputes around cybersecurity/data and ESG rank as emerging risk areas, while tax and employment disputes remain a constant consideration for organizations. To help stay abreast of emerging challenges and prepare to navigate the changing disputes landscape, join our experts across the globe in a series of webinars as they unpack findings from our latest report, The Year Ahead: Global Disputes Forecast 2023, and uncover a practical, actionable way forward.
By means of Resolution No. 1/2023, published in the Official Gazette on 5 January 2023, the Chief of Cabinet Ministers launched the public consultation on the Second National Cybersecurity Strategy. The goal is for all parties interested in cybersecurity and the protection of the digital space to participate, contribute recommendations and share experiences.
The public consultation process will be available for 30 business days from the day following the date of the Resolution’s publication in the Official Gazette, that is, until 16 February 2023.
On 10 October 2022, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed into law Republic Act No. 11934, otherwise known as the “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act”. The primary purpose of the Act is to mandate all public telecommunications entities to require the registration of SIM cards prior to their sale and activation, in an effort to promote accountability and provide law enforcement with an identification tool in resolving crimes .
On 16 December 2022, the Data Protection Authority issued Resolution No. 255/2022 (“Resolution”). The Resolution approves the guiding criterion on the processing of genetic data, which is mandatory for those who are subject to the Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326.
Our upcoming “Deciphering Digital Transformation for Industrials” seminar on 14 February 2023 provides an opportunity to hear directly from Baker McKenzie’s digital transformation specialists and industrial leaders on their experience implementing digital change and insights on what risks to avoid for a successful transition.
This virtual seminar series provides insights on how the regulatory landscape is changing and discuss the future of crypto within the financial services sector. Recordings of the following sessions are now available — The Crypto Ecosystem; Integrating Crypto into Established Financial Services (Part 1: Funds and Listings and Part 2: Practical Considerations); Crypto Risk: Significant Legal and Regulatory Risks; A Deep Dive into NFTs; and DeFi (Decentralized Finance).
The interim chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission announced that MCMC is undertaking a review of the current online content regulation and framework. This was shared following recent publication of online content deemed to be harmful to national security and harmony. He also noted that countries in the region such as Indonesia, Singapore and Australia have introduced direct regulatory oversight on social media service providers, holding them to greater accountability and responsibility when managing harmful content.
The Australian Federal Government has passed major changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in the form of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2022.
On 29 November 2022, the Agency for Access to Public Information incorporated an online registration form to enable foreign individuals and legal entities that are not established in Argentina but that process personal data of Argentine citizens to register as “responsible for personal databases.”