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Clyde & Co
Since the outbreak of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have seen a targeted focus by cyber criminals to capitalise on the crisis.
Bangladesh
Ikigai Law
Bangladesh is home to 87 million internet subscribers, accounting for approximately 53% of its entire population.
China
Hogan Lovells
A deeper dive into the president's fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals new initiatives aimed at safeguarding technology
DLA Piper
China's authorities have published a much-anticipated brand new directive on internet content regulation and governance, which will come into force on 1 March 2020.
Jones Day
The Situation: Authorities in China have cracked down on privately developed cryptocurrency, yet have heavily invested in and encouraged the development of other blockchain applications and services.
Kangxin
The China National Intellectual Property Administratio (CNIPA) has updated its examination guidelines to include a specific section on how the office is likely to assess patent applications
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
With the coming into effect of the new PRC Encryption Law on January 1, China is moving steadily to develop and implement an encryption regime that protects core state security interests
DLA Piper
The new PRC Encryption Law will come into force on 1 January 2020. It will bring fundamental changes to the sale, import and use of encryption technologies in China by foreign and domestic ...
Dentons
Compliance can be both an obligation and a privilege. Obligation means the basic requirements that have to be met, any shortcomings in which may subject you to punishment.
Hong Kong
ONC Lawyers
FinTech Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Hong Kong, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Mayer Brown
As COVID-19 or "coronavirus" spreads around the world, so are phishing scams or the infection of computer systems with malware through phishing emails and websites that appear to be related to ...
Mayer Brown
This article, authored by partner Gabriela Kennedy and counsel Karen Lee (both Hong Kong), was reprinted in the December 2019 edition of CSj, the monthly journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered
Hogan Lovells
A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction freezing the assets of a French cryptocurrency trader in a dispute over what happened to bitcoins held in an...
India
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Cryptocurrency can be understood as digital assets created to function as a mode exchange which uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions.
Vaish Associates Advocates
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency; it is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to control its creation and management, rather than to rely on a central authority.
Vaish Associates Advocates
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) first issued its ban on banks' dealings with crypto businesses back in April 2018 (the ‘order'), which took effect in July of that year.
LexCounsel Law Offices
The crypto-currency platforms have been subjected to various governmental actions in the past without the virtual currencies being banned in India.
J. Sagar Associates
FinTech Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of India, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Obhan & Associates
On March 4, 2020, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India ("Supreme Court") set aside the Reserve Bank of India's ("RBI")...
Khaitan & Co
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court of India has quashed the circular issued by the RBI on 6 April 2018 that prohibited banks and financial institutions from dealing in, and providing services for ...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Supreme Court on March 04, 2020 lifted the ban imposed by RBI on crypto currency in 2018.
Ikigai Law
Algorithmic bias ("AI bias") is a phenomenon that occurs when "an algorithm produces results that are systematically prejudiced due to erroneous assumptions in the machine learning process."
Ikigai Law
These technologies are, gradually, being put to use.
Ikigai Law
The nearly two-year long challenge by Indian cryptocurrency users, traders and exchanges, against the April 6, 2018 RBI circular[1], which cut off such users' access to the formal economy has come to a close.
Ikigai Law
On 6th April 2018, an RBI circular prohibited all entities regulated by the RBI from dealing in Virtual Currencies ("VCs") or providing services for facilitating any person or entity in dealing with or settling VCs.
Rajani Associates
An e-commerce marketplace entity is not permitted to require any vendor to sell products on an exclusive basis through its platform.
LexOrbis
Blockchain, the new buzzword in the technology space has been gaining traction among various industries.
Khaitan & Co
Digital transactions and fintech have been the buzz words during the past few years.
Vaish Associates Advocates
Blockchain Technology is one of the latest technologies in the era of technology. Technology which carries the potential to change the outlook of the way things are done till now and all the orthodox methods which our human brain is habitual to.
AZB & Partners
Note to contributors: ‘cryptoasset' includes cryptocurrencies (eg, Bitcoin and Ether) and crypto-tokens (eg, security tokens and utility tokens), but excludes branded loyalty points...
Argus Partners
A blockchain, as its name suggests, is a virtual chain made of blocks, where each block contains information.
AZB & Partners
In India, over the past few years, the use of technology, including blockchain, to fuel financial transactions has boomed significantly. Such development has not gone unnoticed
Singhania & Co
This article provides an analysis of Smart Contracts which operate using Blockchain technology and provide an interesting alternative to Traditional Contracts.
Indonesia
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants
The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) announced in a press release on February 24, 2020, that it was temporarily halting any new registrations for financial technology (fintech) lending.
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants
The Indonesian legal framework for cybersecurity is varied, depending on the context of the crime. However, the main reference would ...
Malaysia
SKRINE
The National Automotive Policy 2020 (‘NAP2020') was launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia on 21 February 2020.
Labuan IBFC Inc
Listen in to this session as the panelists identify such gaps and how to bridge them, while examining differences in mindset, culture and ethos.
Labuan IBFC Inc
What current and emerging global trends are evident in the digital asset and finance industry? Listen in to this discussion, where panelists talk about the underlying...
Labuan IBFC Inc
Shenzhen, 15 August 2019 - The China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB), Labuan Branch successfully signed two Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU")...
Singapore
CNPLaw LLP
In our earlier CNPupdate article published on 9 May 2018, we discussed the regulatory approach to cryptocurrency and bitcoin exchanges in Singapore.
Withers LLP
With the growing spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease ("COVID-19"), businesses around the world are activating their business continuity plans to ensure that operations continue with ...
CNPLaw LLP
The Payment Services Act 2019 ("PS Act"), which was passed by Parliament in January 2019 and will come into force on 28 January 2020, regulates payment systems and payment service ...
Taylor Vinters Via LLC
What is cryptocurrency and blockchain? – Cryptocurrencies are virtual, digital currencies that offer the benefit of exceptionally strong protection, ...
Sri Lanka
Ikigai Law
The Cyber Security Bill has been drafted to protect vital information and essential services from cyber attack.
Taiwan
Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices
It is no news that in some jurisdictions there have been cases where virtual currencies being criminal proceeds were seized, confiscated, and even auctioned off by courts or law enforcement agencies.
Thailand
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd
Thailand has rapidly grown its digital economy, and has made a concerted push towards technological innovation.
Vietnam
Dezan Shira & Associates
As Vietnam moves from low-tech manufacturing to a service-oriented economy, the country's information technology (IT) market is increasingly gaining traction, giving competition to IT firms in China and India.
Worldwide
Hogan Lovells
In 2020, conglomerates around the globe are expected to continue gobbling up tech upstarts – whether in an effort to...
Hogan Lovells
Asia-Pacific region economies are often spoken of in terms of their rapid adoption of mobile communications...
GameChanger Law Advisors
Cryptocurrency, and its underlying technology, Distributed Ledger Technology ("DLT") are arguably two of the most polarizing financial developments of the last decade.
Labuan IBFC Inc
Around the region, what were the milestones for the year and what may we look forward to in 2020 and beyond?
Ikigai Law
With over 4 billion people online, the internet has reshaped how we do business, communicate and conduct governance
DLA Piper
No one is immune from cyberfrauds and cyberattacks. Individuals, businesses, professional firms and even government organisations often fall prey to such attacks and become victims of ...
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