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Slovak company Sygic develops COVID-19 contact-tracing app: Interview with Michal Štencl, Executive Chairman & Founder

June 2020 –  A short interview with Kinstellar client Michal Štencl—Executive Chairman & Founder of Sygic and leader of a team of volunteers developing mobile apps for the Slovak government in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In April...

Turkish Competition Authority designates its strategy unit for digital markets

11 May 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (‘TCA’) has recently empowered its already existing Strategy Development Department for digital markets.

Czech Republic: The National Cyber and Information Security Authority issued a warning of imminent and serious cyber-attacks on information and communication systems

16 April 2020 – On 16 April 2020, the National Cyber and Information Security Authority issued a warning of imminent and serious cyber-attacks on information and communication systems in the Czech Republic, particularly on healthcare systems.

European Commission takes steps to establish EU-wide mobility data “Toolbox” to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19

10 April 2020 – As part of the efforts to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact throughout the European Union, on 8th of April 2020 the European Commission¹ adopted a "Recommendation on a common Union toolbox for the...

Three easy steps to be privacy-ready for your webinar in the time of Covid-19

7 April 2020 – Especially during these hectic times, you might need to share information quickly or adapt to new working conditions. Most of us have had to move our businesses online and communicate more, or exclusively, electronically. Data protection...

Regional: Non-Contact Business Landscape

3 April 2020 – The current coronavirus pandemic has made physical business meetings difficult, if not impossible. Companies who continue business operations have been forced to shift to online channels, particularly if such operations are strongly dependant...

Turkey: Personal Data Protection Authority guidance on COVID-19 related data processing activities

2 April 2020 – The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) published guidance on 27 March 2020 to address some of the key questions that businesses have been asking regarding their obligations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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...