On March 1, 2020, the Provisions on the Governance of Network Information Content Ecology took effect. The Provisions govern China’s network information content ecology—including content producers, platforms, users, industry organizations and Departments of Cyberspace Administration.
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On May 1, 2018, the Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification went into effect in China. The Specification should be taken seriously as a best practice in personal data protection in China, and should be complied with where feasible.
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On January 9, 2018, the FTC issued a paper recapping the key takeaways from the FTC’s and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s June 2017 workshop on privacy and security issues involving connected cars. The workshop featured representatives from consumer groups, industry, government and academia.
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On December 18, 2017, the French data protection authority publicly announced that it served a formal notice to WhatsApp regarding the sharing of WhatsApp users’ data with Facebook Inc. This decision, dated November 27, 2017, follows the investigations led by the CNIL regarding Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp.
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On August 22, 2017, the National Infrastructure Advisory Council issued a report entitled Securing Cyber Assets: Addressing Urgent Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure. The NIAC Report notes that sophisticated and readily available malicious cyber tools and exploits have lowered the barrier to cost and increased the potential for successful cyber attacks.
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On June 20, 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure issued a report on the ethics of Automated and Connected Cars. The Report was developed by a multidisciplinary Ethics Commission established in September 2016 for the purpose of developing essential ethical guidelines for the use of automated and connected cars.
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