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North Macedonia’s data protection law: Ten months to comply

By Marija Vlajković and Andrea Lazarevska It has been exactly eight months since the Republic of North Macedonia adopted the new Law on Personal Data Protection (“Law“), largely in compliance with the GDPR, entering into force only a few days after it was promulgated. Controllers and processors were afforded 18 months in which to align their […]

Hungary: COVID-19 travel restrictions are back

By Alexandra Bognár, Dániel Gera Pursuant to Government Decree 408/2020 (VIII 30), Hungary closed its borders to non-Hungarian citizens as of 1 September 2020. The new rules abolish the tricolour system of green, yellow and red countries (for further details please see “Travel restrictions are back”) and qualify virtually all countries as red. Rules Hungarian […]

COVID19 Overview on moratoria

By Martin Ebner, Henri Bellando, Minela Sehovic, Tsvetan Krumov, Ondřej Havlíček, Ozren Kobsa, Gergely Szaloki, Petar Vucinic, Jovan Barovic, Martin Antczak, Adina Damaschin, Petar Kojdic, Vid Kobe, Alexandra Adamickova, Levent Celepci Readers should be aware that EBA issued guidelines designed to clarify (among others) when a moratorium measure (private or public) does not automatically trigger the re-classification […]

Slovenia: Expected developments and competition law considerations in the light of fuel market liberalisation

By Eva Škufca, Lea Avsenik, Maks David Osojnik On 23 September 2020, the Slovenian government decided that price control measures in the field of fuel products are no longer necessary, meaning that the retail fuel market will be fully liberalised from October 2020. Slovenia was the last EU Member State in which the government administered retail fuel prices. […]

EU FDI screening regulation enters into force

By Volker Weiss, Constantin Fladerer As of 11 October 2020 the EU FDI Screening Regulation is in force, ending the long wait for a Union framework to screen foreign direct investments. The umbrella spanned by the EU FDI Regulation is a further (crucial) building block in the EU’s endeavors to tighten and coordinate the screening of […]

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Facebook’s oversight board: What is it and will it make a difference?

By Jane Ashford-Thom This month sees the launch of Facebook’s new ‘Oversight Board’ – an exciting development after years of disputes over Facebook’s content moderation decisions. The company’s attempts to self-regulate are often called into question by the lack of transparency around interpretation of policies – in particular, why some offensive posts are removed and […]

Job support scheme | Your questions answered

By Philip Pepper The Chancellor has announced an expansion of the Job Support Scheme to support businesses required to close due to local or national lockdowns How will the expansion to the scheme work? Companies who are legally required to shut for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions will be given […]

How to efficiently respond to DSARs

By Gregory Campbell, Chirag Zaveri In the first year and a half since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, over 275,000 complaints were filed and over £400M in fines issued. Some 70% of surveyed businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as […]

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Thrings kicks off redundancy consultation and defers two rent payments

South-West firm Thrings has kicked off a redundancy consultation for around 20 roles and deferred the rent payment of two of its offices, part of an extensive set of measures implemented by the firm. The Bristol-headquartered outfit has taken the decision as it faces a fall across its financial metrics. Revenue in 2019/20 dropped 8 […]

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DLA Piper‘s global co-CEO Simon Levine has laid out plans for a new collective of consulting services to turn the law firm into an expansive professional services outfit. The firm has launched a separate umbrella brand, Law&, to target new business areas and broader advisory services besides legal advice. The separate business, which is owned […]

Financial Conduct Authority

Court sides with HSF and Mishcon in landmark insurance test case

The High Court has ruled in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority, arguing on behalf of a group of policyholders, in a dispute over whether coronavirus-induced shutdowns should be covered by insurance policies. The FCA, instructing Herbert Smith Freehills, brought a series of test cases on an expedited basis to resolve uncertainty as to whether […]

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