The General Data Protection Regulation, which saw the light of day in spring last year, is set to apply from 25 May 2018. This means that businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes have about 16 months to prepare themselves to comply with the new set of data protection rules. However, this preparation is easier said than done.
The European Data Protection Supervisor publishes guidelines on the processing of personal data through web services and by mobile applications.
Court of Justice decides that dynamic IP addresses, registered by an online media services provider in the context of the provision of its services, constitute personal data.
On 8 September 2016 the Court rendered judgment in case C-160/15, GS media BV v. Sanoma Media Netherlands BV. The Court decided that sharing hyperlinks providing access to protected works (in the case at hand celebrity photos that were yet to be published), made available on the Internet without the consent of the copyright holder by a third party, can by itself be a communication to the public in the sense of article 3(1) Directive 2001/29, when certain conditions are fulfilled.
Time.lex will be Eggsplore’s partner for new financial technologies. Time.lex and Eggsplore join forces to complement Eggsplore’s fintech know-how with time.lex’s legal expertise in digital technologies, IP, and privacy. Their joint competences will provide answers to the digital challenges currently faced by the financial industry.
A Data Protection Officer is a position or role within an organisation. The Data Protection Officer oversees the processing of personal and privacy-sensitive information. When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, many companies will be obliged to have appointed a Data Protection Officer.
The EU's first ever comprehensive cybersecurity rules were published in the Official Journal at the beginning of this week. The Network and Information Security Directive is set to enter into force at the beginning of August and shall apply from May 2018 onwards. Taking a layered approach towards cybersecurity, it entails obligations for EU institutions, Member States and private organizations alike. Read on to find out more.
The internationally renowned legal ranking "Legal 500" last week published its list of the best law firms by sector and by country for 2016, based on a large-scale satisfaction survey of clients of the firms involved.
In its niche subjects time.lex is again recognised as a “top-tier” and “leading” firm with very high scores.
A few trends have combined in the last few year that have made the Affero GPL license increasingly more common. It combines open source innovation, cloud computing, and dual licensing options, for an ideal cocktail.
It took four years of negotiations, but the EU's institutions finally agreed on the text of the General Data Protection Regulation. While it will still take some time before the Regulation takes effect, it is nevertheless highly recommended to prepare for the (near) future.