The Digital Economy Bill passed into UK law last Thursday 27 April 2017 amidst the flurry of activity known as the ‘wash up’ period before the dissolution of Parliament and ahead of the early general election in the UK to be held on 8 June. The Digital Economy Act introduces measures to “modernise the UK for enterprise,” and includes plans for public sector data sharing, direct marketing and age verification for online pornography, amongst other measures. An overview of these measures is set forth in this post.
Hogan Lovells’ leading Privacy and Information Management practice is due to have its largest presence ever at the forthcoming IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress taking place in Brussels from 18 to 20 November. More than 20 lawyers from 7 offices will be attending and actively participating at the conference. Please come and visit us at Booth 3.
A draft bill circulating on the Hill would impose new regulations on companies involved in the mobile “app” ecosystem, including wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, device retailers, operating system providers, website operators, and other online service providers.