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By Daniele Iàcona, Costin Sandu The first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity is expected to be transposed into Romanian law anytime now, bringing into play enhanced system security obligations for major companies in certain sectors, as well as fines of up to 5 % of non-compliant companies’ turnover. Romania is on its way to finalising the second […]

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