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Virginia’s influential, pro-business privacy model; and Amex’s co-branding deals face Dutch scrutiny
25 March 2022 00:00
With privacy laws now being considered by lawmakers in many of the US’s 50 states, Virginia appears to have become the leading alternative to California — that is, Virginia’s business-friendly privacy laws offering a model in stark contrast with California’s stricter approach to enforcement. Now, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act is becoming a blueprint for other state-based privacy legislation, with Utah the most recent jurisdiction to follow the Virginian lead. Also on today’s podcast: Fees charged by credit-card companies are back in the news in Europe. Why the Netherlands’ highest court is reviewing Amex’s co-branding deals and questioning whether they too should be subject to an EU-wide cap on credit-card fees.
21 March 2022 14:41 by Lewis CroftsAmex’s ability to charge significant fees via co-branding deals with the likes of KLM is under scrutiny at the highest Dutch court
15 March 2022 22:33 by Amy MillerAs Utah prepares to become the fourth state to enact a consumer privacy law, the patchwork of US privacy regulations the tech industry dreaded and predicted is taking shape
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
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Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an... Read more
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Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.A graduate of Oxford University, Lewis worked in academia at the Charles University in Prague prior to becoming a journalist.