Tag: internet

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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Technology disruptions are advancing across all industry sectors, and the legal profession is no exception. Are lawyers being assisted or replaced?

“Legal innovation has lagged compared with other industries.” So says Mark A. Cohen in his 1,300-word opinion piece about the convergence of law and tech penned for Forbes.com (‘Legal Innovation’ Is Not An Oxymoron — It's Farther Along Than You Think). In the article, Cohen sheds light on a wave of artificial intelligence (AI) and…

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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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