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Findings from the current inspection activities and practice of the Czech Office for Personal Data Protection

March 2021 – The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection (ÚOOÚ) recently published the results of inspections it carried out in 2020. Compared to other supervisory authorities across the European Union, the Czech regulator for personal data protection...

Peter Kováč contributes to a study on the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR

March 2021 – Peter Kováč, Of Counsel in the Bratislava office, has contributed to a study on the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR. A series of workshops was held in the first half of 2020 with the participation of representatives...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish Data Protection Law – January 2021

Feburary 2021 – In January, the most remarkable announcement of the Turkish Data Protection Board (the “Board”) was in relation to the new privacy policy of the messaging and VoIP platform WhatsApp. Another important development was the Board’s...

Ukrainian parliament adopts bill on virtual assets in the first reading

December 2020 – On 2 December 2020, Ukraine’s parliament adopted in the first reading the Bill on Virtual Assets No. 3637, which is available in Ukrainian here. The proposed legislation is the latest in a series of attempts by lawmakers to regulate...

Updated Overview of the 5G Auctions in Central and Eastern Europe

December 2020 – The introduction of 5G networks will bring significant changes to the telecommunications market. Not only will the technology open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors (including manufacturing, health, energy...

Czech 2020 Tech M&A Considerations

December 2020 – At Kinstellar Prague, we believe that the acceleration of the digital economy will force companies to change their strategies and fuel M&A opportunities in the technology sector. In 2020, we have already assisted clients with dozens...

Overview of the 5G Auctions in Central and Eastern Europe

November 2020 – The introduction of 5G networks will bring significant changes to the telecommunications market. Not only will the technology open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors (including manufacturing, health, energy...

Sanctions for social media providers in Turkey: Implications of the new rules

November 2020 – The authorised regulatory body in Turkey, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (the “ICTA”), imposed administrative fines of TRY 10 million (equivalent to approximately EUR 1 million) on social media platforms...

The aftermath of Schrems II: Increased need for adequacy assessments of the legal systems of non-EU countries to ensure data transfer compliance with the GDPR

November 2020 – On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) issued a landmark judgment in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II Decision”).

Overview of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)’s first Open Internet ruling

November 2020 – The principle of net neutrality was examined and interpreted for the first time in joined cases C-807/18 and C-39/19 before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The applicable law (Regulation 2015/2120) prevents internet...