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Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W48A20): WTO released World Trade Report |UN Agencies statement on Data Privacy | Africa Economic Commission launched ATEX, e-commerce platform | Russia’s Duma passed law on Remote Working | India banned 43 Chinese mobile apps | Data Privacy breaches | UK Cyber force | Gender Violence online | Content regulation.

Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W48A20): WTO released World Trade Report |UN Agencies statement on Data Privacy | Africa Economic Commission launched ATEX, e-commerce platform | Russia’s Duma passed law on Remote Working | India banned 43 Chinese mobile apps | Data Privacy breaches | UK Cyber force | Gender Violence online | Content regulation.


UAE views Israel as a strategic cybersecurity partner, says head of national cyber authority


United Nations Agencies has released joint statement on Data Protection and Privacy in the COVID-19 Response

USA, the New York Attorney General, along with 46 other AGs, had reach a $17.5 million settlement with Home Depot Product Authority, LLC, following a 2014 data breach.

Canada, the Privacy Commissioner issued a statement on Bill C-11 for the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 on Canada’s private sector privacy legislation.

European Commission has proposed measures to boost data sharing and support European data spaces

France, CNIL has imposed €800,000 fine on Carrefour Banque for GDPR and electronic communications code breaches

Greece, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority has announced publication of decision adopting Coronavirus and data protection guidelines

Lithuania, “the State Data Protection Inspectorate published guidelines for controllers and processors on assessing the lawfulness of requests for the provision of personal data”.

Ireland, The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications issued a statement on the implementation of the Regulation on a Framework for the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data in the European Union

Norway, The data protection authority announced its decision to impose a fine of NOK 400,000 (approx. €38,000) on the Norwegian Directorate of Customs for collecting and processing information without consent

Portugal, data protection authority issued guidelines on the processing of health data.

Germany, The Baden-Württemberg data protection authority issued a statement on Microsoft Corporation’s suggested measures on user rights following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (‘CJEU’) judgment in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems.

Brazil, the personal and health information of more than 16 million Brazilian COVID-19 patients has been leaked online. – The Federal Ministry of Public Districts and Territories issues decision to suspend sale of personal data by Serasa Experian.- The Civil House of the Presidency published Resolution No. 1 of 19 November 2020.- Special Debureaucracy Department has issued normative instruction on role of DPO in federal public administration bodies

Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace has approved rules for the collection and processing of personal data

South Korea, The Personal Information Protection Commission announced its strategy roadmap for the protection of personal information for the next three years .- It also issued a fine of SGD 20,000 (appox. €12,500) to Times Software Pte Ltd for failures to make reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorised disclosure of personal data.- Facebook has been fined 6.7 billion won, approximately $6 million for sharing user data without their consent.

Malaysia, The Department of Personal Data Protection released a statement addressing allegations that Muslim Application Pro Limited is selling customer data to the United States army

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation issued a statement on a data breach

Singapore, the Personal Data Protection Commission has issued the draft Advisory Guidelines on Key Provisions of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill.

Australia, the Office of the Information Commissioner has launched consultation on draft guidelines on collecting personal information for contact tracing purposes .- The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security released its report on COVID-19 app data and intelligence agencies within the IGIS’s jurisdiction.


USA, The Inspector General for the State Department stated the agency has taken steps to improve information security.- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has published its own advice for safer holiday shopping

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity has published a report on cybersecurity in the connected and automated mobility ecosystem

UK, Prime Minister Johnson has informed Britain’s Parliament of the existence of the National Cyber Force.


The European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum published its report on EU Blockchain Ecosystem Developments.


The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation  jointly with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute and Trend Micro Inc. published a report on Malicious Uses and Abuses of Artificial Intelligence.

Australia, Human Rights Commission released a technical paper on algorithmic bias.

USA, Los Angeles Police Department has banned the use of commercial facial recognition systems


Pakistan, The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications adopts social media rules on unlawful online content

Vietnam threatened to shut down Facebook over censorship requests

Facebook defended decision to bring content moderators back to offices despite Covid-19 risks

The European Court of Human Rights announced communicated case on blocking of Telegram messenger app


Free expression and the Internet are key to combating violence against women, Article 19 Said


World Trade Organisation has released the World Trade Report 2020 pointing out trade policies in digital era.


India, Telecom Regulatory Authority has conducted online Consumer Outreach Program to safeguard consumer interests and awareness


Macau, the Office for Personal Data Protection released preliminary statistics on its enforcement against illegal telemarketing activities.

India, government banned 43 mobile apps with linked to China  


Manchester United has confirmed that the club has experienced a cyber attack on our systems


The Russian State Parliament announced has passed Bill No. No. 973264-7 on remote working


ITU has completed evaluation for global affirmation of IMT-2020 technologies

Togocom has launched the 1st 5G network in Togo

The optical fiber interconnection between Chad and Niger has started


Economic Commission for Africa has launched ATEX, e-commerce platform that will support transactions when AfCFTA starts next year


The Administrative Court of Stockholm has rejected Google LLC’s appeal against findings of right to be forgotten violations


The Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology met with his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo to discuss digital cooperation between the two countries.


The European Parliament announced that the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies within the Directorate-General for Internal Policies published its study on the Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Transport System

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