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Privacy & Cybersecurity Update – April 2021 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

In this month’s edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the Second Circuit’s ruling allowing standing for increased risk of identity theft following a data breach, the European Commission’s recently released Draft AI Regulation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s cybersecurity guidelines for retirement plans and the Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling that a ransomware attack may be covered under a crime insurance policy.

Second Circuit Allows Data Breach Claims for Increased Risk of Identity Theft

European Commission Publishes Draft Artificial Intelligence Regulation

US Department of Labor Issues Its First Guidance on Cybersecurity Best Practices for Retirement Plans


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China’s internet watchdog finds 33 mobile apps broke data privacy rules

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Travel Restrictions From COVID Epicenter India Came ‘Weeks’ Too Late

JACK GUEZA cataclysmic rise in COVID-19 cases on the Indian subcontinent was allowed to spread for too long before the Biden administration issued restrictions on travel, public health experts warn, a decision that could make thwarting potentially vaccine-resistant variants of the disease even more difficult just as America crosses a major milestone in vaccinations.“Travel restrictions should have been imposed much earlier,” Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law and director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, told The Daily

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China’s New Privacy Regulation Reforms Tech Giants Social Retail Scene

China’s five-day-long May Day ‘Golden Week’ has seen revenge spending at full effect, with domestic travels predicted to see 265 million trips made during the period, surpassing 2019 levels. Further to that, several municipalities in China such as Shanghai launched the ‘Double Five Shopping Festival’ with over 1,900 events and branded partnerships lined up for two months across shopping, tourism and entertainment venues. Beijing’s own ‘2021 Consumer Season’ also saw the

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Apple takes on the internet: the Big Tech battle over privacy

Tim Cook has a reputation for being soft-spoken and a little boring. His Twitter feed is replete with corporate platitudes. But when it comes to user privacy — “one of the top issues of the century” — he gets fired up.

In January the Apple chief executive railed against “data brokers, purveyors of fake news . . . trackers and peddlers of division . . . hucksters just looking to make a quick buck.” Cook said that if “everything in our lives can be aggregated and sold, then we lose so much more than data, we lose the freedom to

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Apple moving forward on app privacy, despite pushback

An update to the software powering some billion iPhones around the world kicks in Monday with an enhanced privacy feature critics fear will roil the Internet advertising world.

Apple will begin requiring app makers to tell users what tracking information they want to gather and get permission to do so, displaying what have been referred to as “privacy nutrition labels.”

The move by Apple, which has been in the works for months, has sparked a major rift with Facebook and other tech rivals and could have major implications for data privacy and the mobile ecosystem.

Digital ads are the lifeblood

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P&G Worked With China Trade Group on Tech to Sidestep Apple Privacy Rules

Procter & Gamble Co. helped develop a technique being tested in China to gather iPhone data for targeted ads, a step intended to give companies a way around Apple Inc.’s new privacy tools, according to people familiar with the matter.

The move is part of a broader effort by the consumer-goods giant to prepare for an era in which new rules and consumer preferences limit the amount of data available to marketers. P&G —among the world’s largest advertisers, with brands such as Gillette razors and Charmin toilet paper—is the biggest Western company involved in the effort, the people said.


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