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Security breach notification rules implemented in Spain
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, Spain
  • December 6 2012

Royal Decree-Law 132012, which incorporates the new European regulatory framework on electronic communications contained in Directive 2009136EC (Citizens' Rights) and Directive 2009140EC (Better Regulation), came into effect on 1 April 2012


Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, Global, USA
  • September 28 2012

Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam


Penal Code amendments passed for high-tech crimes
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Vietnam
  • September 30 2009

In recent months, Vietnam has been hit with a new type of SMS scam and has also experienced an increase in the spread of computer viruses, affecting individuals and the operations of corporations and government agencies alike


Telecommunications operator required to provide registration data of user due to offensive emails
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • March 15 2010

The Superior Court of the State of Minas Gerais required a large telecommunications operator to provide within five days the registration data of a user who sent emails with offensive content to a public official


New telemarketing rules
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • April 18 2011

The Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante) has issued a new Regulation on the use of personal data for telemarketing activities


Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology announces R$100 million for ITC projects to support major sporting events
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • June 1 2011

It has been decided that R$100 million is going to be dedicated to information technology and communications (ITC) projects, including the National Broadband Plan (PNBL), to support the major sporting events that will be held in Brazil - the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016


AGCOM launches a public consultation to further investigate critical issues relating to VoIP and P2P mobile network services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • May 24 2011

The Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) has issued Resolution No. 3911CONS to approve a study carried out by AGCOM on "consumer protection and competition safeguards with reference to VoIP and peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile network services" and to launch a public consultation in order to gather comments and input from telecommunications operators and interested parties


CNIL sanctions recidivist company for the first time
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 6 2011

The French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) had fined the company JPSM Co. for sending unsolicited advertisements by fax to individuals in 2007


Data Protection Authority to examine call centres
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • February 10 2010

The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) has announced its intention to examine call centres in order to check their compliance with French data protection regulation


Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) will have new powers to serve monetary penalties of up to £50,000 for serious incidents where businesses and organisations make unwanted marketing phone calls or send unwanted marketing e-mails to consumers