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Cyprus: Predictability of criminal liability in relation to restrictions of movements due to Covid-9

The prohibition of unnecessary movements was implemented from the 24th of March, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulatory Administrative Act 117/2020. Subsequently, with the coming into force of the Regulatory Administrative Act 152/2020, from 13 April until 4 May, at 5:59 a.m., citizens without permission to commute due to work were only permitted one movement by exception, after following the SMS process, or the handwritten completion of Form B for persons above 65 years of age.

Criminal indictments and issue arrest warrant against Russian residents

The Supreme Court of Cyprus issued its decisions in the matter of the Application of Rostovstev, Civil Application No. 38/2020 on 2 April 2020 and No.40/2020 on 30 April 2020, affirming the Court’s power to issue a warrant of arrest against Russian resident defendants who fail to appear in Court after a criminal indictment has been duly served.

Advertising self-regulation: Promoting higher standards for the ad industry

The Purpose of Advertising self-regulation Advertising self-regulation is the advertising industry’s ability and willingness to regulate itself responsibly, by actively promoting the highest ethical standards in commercial communications and safeguarding consumers’ interests. Historically, advertising self-regulation has helped address many societal concerns and, in some cases, put an end to previous questionable advertising practices. One such […]

Cyprus adopts e-signatures

The EU Regulation 910/2014, known as eIDAS (the Regulation) is directly applicable to the Member States of the European Union since 1st July 2016 and it aims to establish common standards for electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions across European Union. Cyprus adopted to this regard Law 55(I)/2018 (the Law), which regulates the use of e-documents, e-signatures, e-identifications, e-seals etc, complying with the requirements of the Regulation.

Access of non-EU bidders and goods to the Cyprus public procurement market

On 24 July 2019 the European Commission issued new guidelines geared towards access of third-party nationals and corporations in the EU public procurement area, as part of a package of initiatives aiming to ensure fair competition, high quality and a level playing field in public procurement markets, regardless of origin of bidders.

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Why you might be accepting fake news without realising it

Do you believe everything you see? No matter how discerning or intelligent you are, we are all pre-programmed to be more accepting of information in certain contexts than others. While most of us are wise to the ‘Nigerian prince’ phishing scams of old, we are less likely to question an email from someone we know. We might question news on a website we’ve never seen before – but not in a publication we know well. And if we follow somebody high-profile on a social media platform we’re familiar with, like Instagram, chances are we take what they say at face value. It’s precisely because of this that mainstream media recently described influencer and celebrity accounts as ‘the gateway drug to fake news’.

Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.

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