Sharing data in the public sector: how the EU is making it easier to access and re-use public data
EU negotiators reached an agreement on January 22, 2019, making it easier to share public sector data within the digital…
How to make sure you’re compliant with the Market Abuse Regulation
The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) entered into force on July 3, 2016, with three main objectives. It seeks to ensure that the regulations develop at the same speed as the market. It strengthens the mechanisms to combat market abuse by laying down new requirements. And it is also intended to consolidate the power that regulators have to impose sanctions. But these…
Protecting your data and your private life: USA vs EU
Patriot Act, Freedom Act, Cloud Act… all the various legislation that has been adopted in the United States over the past few years is worrying businesses in Europe. But are they right to be concerned? At a time when the digital revolution is accelerating at an enormous pace, everything rests on the solutions implemented by organizations. The decision to trust…
GDPR & mobile working: new opportunities, new challenges
Perspectives - GDPR & mobile working With the GDPR entering into force on May 25, 2018, the issue of securing our devices when on the move has never been so important. Two experts share their insights on the threats we face and the way we can overcome them : Gérard Haas, lawyer and specialist in intellectual property and new technology…
CLOUD Act: the US introduces a law on seizing data stored abroad
The new legislation could have gone unnoticed – inserted into the middle of the 2232-page American finance law passed by Congress and signed by Donald Trump on March 23, 2018. Yet, while the CLOUD Act has been welcomed by major IT players like Microsoft, it has caused concern for civil liberties associations, who are worried about the impact on our…
NIS Directive: a higher common level of network and IT system security within the EU
The different strategies in place at a European level are a good place to start when it comes to raising awareness of cybersecurity within the European Union. The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, adopted in July 2016, is a perfect example of this. Member States have until May 9, 2018, to transpose the legislation into their national law. “Cybersecurity…
Infographics- Insider lists management
On July 3rd 2016 the new EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into force. One of the important procedural changes outlined in MAR is for organizations to identify, record ans retain insider lists, that they need to produce upon request.
GDPR: what do European companies need to do to comply?
After more than 4 years of negotiations and hundreds of amendments, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally published in April 2016. The new legislation, which replaces a Directive from 1995, enters into force in May 2018. And if businesses want to avoid a fine which could be imposed if the new European rules are violated, now is the…