On December 14, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had issued orders to nine social media and video streaming companies, requesting information on how the companies collect, use and present personal information, their advertising and user engagement practices and how their practices affect children and teens.
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On November 6, 2020, Hunton attorneys Dora Luo and Yanchen Wang published a new Guidance Note for OneTrust DataGuidance on China’s data protection laws. The Guidance Note examines recent changes to China’s emerging cybersecurity and personal information protection framework.
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On November 27, 2020, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the lawsuit it brought against Google on February 20, 2020, regarding alleged violations of the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in connection with G-Suite for Education.
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On December 1, 2020, the Cyberspace Administration of China released draft rules on the “Scope of Necessary Personal Information Required for Common Types of Mobile Internet Applications” (the “Draft Rules”) (in Chinese).

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On November 24, 2020, a multistate coalition of Attorneys General announced that The Home Depot, Inc. agreed to pay $17.5 million and implement a series of data security practices in response to a data breach the company experienced in 2014.
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On November 18, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth submitted its response to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on the Draft Personal Information Protection Law.
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