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Investigations on private companies for data protection compliance purposes

On 13 July 2020 the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Cyprus (the Commissioner) announced that in accordance with the provisions 57(1)(a) and 58(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the Regulation), the Commissioner will soon commence investigations on private companies in order to evaluate whether the Regulation is properly applied and whether there is adequate protection of the personal data.

European Commission publishes evaluation report on GDPR

The Commission’s report argues that, generally, GDPR has successfully met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of enforceable rights and by creating a new European system of governance and enforcement. It also, however, identified a number of areas of improvement.

Police and judicial journalism – legal and social impacts

The current challenges journalists are facing while conducting police or a judicial reporting, the criminological terminology used, the profile of the “criminal” at the recording of the crime, and how the mentality of journalism will change to address prisoners and ex-prisoners, were discussed at an online event organised by the Association of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Rights Protection.

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2020

Harris Kyriakides LLC contributes the Cyprus chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2020. The guide provides a practical cross border insight into product liability work. The Cyprus chapter can be viewed below

Amendment of the Finance Leasing Law

On 05/06/2020, the Parliament adopted the amendment of the Finance Leasing Law of 2016 (72(I)/2016) (the “Law”) with 29 votes in favor, 14 against and 2 abstentions.

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Permission in principle – growth, renewal, protect

The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.

Setting aside company transactions involving Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies

Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.


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