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Turkey: Overview of certain legal aspects of COVID-19

19 March 2020 – Our note below provides guidance on some of the key questions you may have regarding the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on your business in Turkey.

A new level of cyber fraud - keeping an eye on your money

March 2020 – An e-mail arrives from a long-term business partner’s e-mail address, informing of a change to their billing account number. The email appears to match familiar identifiers, such as the name, domain name, company name, etc. But, in reality...

Bank ID introduced in the Czech Republic will utilise bank authentication tools to access public administration systems and other online services

February 2020 – Following their introduction in 2009, Data Boxes (in Czech: “datové schránky”) represented the Czech state’s only major foray into the world of e-government services. Another example are ID cards containing an electronic chip...

Czech government proposes a seven percent digital services tax

February 2020 – In an attempt to correct an imbalance in taxation caused by the rise of digital services, the Czech government has come up with a proposal for an indirect digital services tax, targeting Internet giants’ profits from user-based online...

Personal data breach notifications can now be made online

January 2020 –  Pursuant to Article 12 of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698, “In case the processed data is collected by third parties through unlawful methods, the data controller shall notify the data subject and the Board within...

5G Spectrum Auctions in Kinstellar Jurisdictions

December 2019 – The 5G rollout is a hot topic throughout Europe, with the anticipated deployment due shortly, and availability in the EU expected from 2020. The 5G infrastructure will open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors...

New obligations under the Slovak Cyber Security Act

November 2019 – The Slovak Cyber Security Act (Act No. 69/2018 Coll., the “Act”) defines the minimum requirements to ensure cyber security in Slovakia. The Act applies to operators of essential services, i.e., to entities in key sectors, including...

The Industrial, Digital and Competition Agendas of the New European Commission: What is in Store for Central and Eastern European Businesses

October 2019 – The countdown to the election of the new European Commission has begun. The College of Commissioners—each with their own agenda, approach and vision—is expected to make Europe “more like herself”, “greener”, “fit for the...

User consent for storing and accessing cookies in light of the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union

October 2019 – On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a preliminary ruling in a case that made its way from the Federal Court of Justice in Germany (FCJ) regarding the validity of user consent systems for cookie...

Cryptocurrency platforms and digital wallet providers in Bulgaria will soon be obliged to apply anti-money laundering measures

August 2019 – Bulgaria last year announced its intention to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) and Banking Union, which is expected to pave the way for the country to join the Eurozone. A roadmap has been adopted with specific regulatory...