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Procedures and principles for social network providers in Turkey

October 2020 – Recent amendments to Turkish Law No. 5651 “On the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (the “Amendments”) have widened the scope of Law No. 5651 to cover social...

Draft Serbian Law on Digital Assets published for public consultations

October 2020 – On 13 October 2020, a draft Law on Digital Assets (the “Draft”) was published in Serbia for public consultations, which will be open until 28 October 2020. Below is a preliminary overview of the main provisions of the Draft. A more...

Kinstellar strengthens its Ukraine practice with new Partner Olexander Martinenko

October 2020 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce the appointment of Olexander Martinenko as a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution and Commercial practices at the firm’s Kyiv office.

Kinstellar advises Turkey Wealth Fund on the merger control approval for its acquisition of a controlling interest in Turkcell

October 2020 – Kinstellar’s Kyiv office has successfully advised Türkiye Varlık Fonu (Turkey Wealth Fund) in connection with obtaining the merger control approval from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of a controlling interest...

Czech data protection authority imposes highest-ever fine for distribution of unsolicited commercial communications

October 2020 – The Czech Data Protection Authority (the “DPA”) has imposed a fine totaling 6,000,000 CZK (approximately 250,000 EUR) to a car dealership for its repeated distribution of unsolicited commercial communications to almost 500,000 thousand...

Ukraine significantly eases immigration quota eligibility requirements for IT specialists

October 2020 – New eligibility requirements and a revised immigration quota allocation for IT specialists have come into effect in Ukraine. In particular, the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine has introduced changes...

Kinstellar advises Infosys on the EUR 30 million acquisition of GuideVision

September 2020 – Kinstellar has successfully advised Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services, on the Czech and Hungarian aspects of the acquisition of GuideVision, a leading ServiceNow Elite partner in Europe. Other international...

Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030

August 2020 – On 19 August 19 2020, the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications released a new draft strategy entitled Concept for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030. It aims to define...

Turkey: What is in the Bill on Social Networks?

July 2020 – On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (“Law No. 5651”). Law No. 5651 is...

EU-US Privacy Shield invalidated; SCCs upheld with extended obligations of ex ante assessment

July 2020 – On 16 July, the CJEU delivered its landmark ruling in the Schrems II case (Case C‑311/18) concerning data transfers into third countries pursuant to Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) and the EU-US Privacy Shield.