Tag: Cybersecurity

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): application in Europe and the effects across non-European countries

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new European Union Regulation on data protection and privacy, which came into force on 25 May 2018. The new Regulation 679/2016 has been directly implemented within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). The Regulation has the merit to achieve a more harmonious EU relating…

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Cybersecurity, data protection and enhanced cross-border cooperation: CONSULEGIS Spring Conference 2017 wrap-up

Recently, a group of Horizons professionals represented the firm at the CONSULEGIS Spring Conference held in Amsterdam 11-14 May. CONSULEGIS is an international network of independent law firms, in-house lawyers and related professional advisors founded in 1990. The group includes members from 45 countries and 150 cities worldwide. Among several hot-topic issues addressed at the…

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Cybersecurity Law of China goes into effect 1 June

The Cybersecurity Law of China goes into effect 1 June 2017. With the date fast approaching, many companies are unclear about the specific terms of the law. The law, promulgated on 7 November 2016 by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), increases the national government’s jurisdiction over the business of cybersecurity. Its…

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