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Paul is a global privacy, data protection and information security professional and is an attorney admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia (DC-USA), New York (NY-USA) and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). He received the Association of Corporate Counsel’s “Top 10 30-Somethings” 2018 award, was named a "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal and an "Innovative Corporate Counsel" by Law 360. Paul is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with concentrations in Asian law (CIPP/A), US law (CIPP/US), European law (CIPP/E) and Canadian law (CIPP/C). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). He was an Associate Professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in France and an attorney at major international law firms (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Allen & Overy and Linklaters). He graduated from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (France) with a Master's degree in Business Law and a postgraduate degree in Private and Public Economic Law. He also holds A Master of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (USA) and a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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A new report commissioned by the European Parliament recommends tackling the topic of loot boxes by looking beyond gambling aspects and approaching the issue from a wider consumer protection angle.

Posted by Paul Lanois on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:54:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
On 2 July 2020, the House of Lords Gambling Committee has issued a report covering the entire gambling industry, but also specifically addresses the topic of loot boxes in video games.

Posted by Paul Lanois on Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:04:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
The UK Government has issued a formal response to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee’s report on Immersive and Addictive Technologies. The government's response covers topics such as loot boxes and gambling.

Posted by Paul Lanois on Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:25:00 EDT
The European ratings board, known as Pan European Game Information (PEGI), has launched a new rating to inform users when a video game includes 'lootboxes' – or “paid random items”.

The past few days have been incredibly packed in terms of developments relating to video game law in the United States. Let's take a look at each of these cases to better understand what game developers can or cannot do.

Posted by Paul Lanois on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:38:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
On 21 January 2020, the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office, published a set of design standards for Internet services, which are intended to help protect the privacy and safety of children online.