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NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
In November 2020, Massachusetts voters approved Question One, a ballot initiative amending the Commonwealth’s 2012 Right to Repair Law. The amendment provides that motor vehicles sold in Massachusetts “with model year 2022” will be required “to equip any such vehicles that use telematics systems – systems that collect and wirelessly transmit mechanical data to a remote server – with a standardized open access data platform. Owners of motor vehicles with telematics systems would get access to mechanical data through a mobile device application.”
Traders selling goods, services, and/or digital content online to consumers in the United Kingdom and the European Union need to comply with laws requiring the provision of certain information as part of the sales process.
The European Commission (Commission) published draft Article 28 standard contractual clauses (Article 28 Clauses) last month for use between controllers and processors when processing personal data in the European Union. Somewhat confusingly, these clauses share the same name as the new Standard Contractual Clauses for personal data transfers out of the EEA, which were also published in November 2020; however, the two are distinct.
The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) held its third “Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence” on November 4, 2020, to discuss its revised issues paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence.
The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), which expands consumer privacy rights, passed as California Proposition 24 on November 3, 2020.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently handed down two of the largest fines relating to a data breach in UK history.
Please join us on November 11 for a webinar discussing Russian privacy laws. Technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions partners Anastasia Dergacheva and Ksenia Andreeva will discuss privacy regulations worldwide and trends for 2021, with a focus on Russian privacy law.
Morgan Lewis partner Reece Hirsch will moderate and present on a panel titled “Digital Health Privacy: OCR and FTC Perspectives” during the virtual 2020 Privacy + Security Forum on October 22.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, technology companies and public health authorities around the world have been developing contact tracing apps as a way to track and thus slow the spread of the virus. Implementation of those apps, however, can raise privacy and cybersecurity considerations.
Please join us on September 8 for a webinar discussing the recently finalized California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations. This webinar is part of our 2020 Data Privacy and Protection Boot Camp series.