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  • Claudio Arturo, from our Austrian member firm, PFKA, has written an article describing a recent amendment to the Austrian citizenship act, which allows simplified access to Austrian citizenship for victims of National Socialism and their descendants. This new procedure went into effect in Austria in 2020. Recently, the scope of eligible applicants was broadened. Below,

  • Blessing or… just a burden?  Data Protection Legislation around the World: learn from PLG Lawyers in Canada, Italy, Germany and France the result of Data Protection laws implementation in each of these countries. – Eva Ochoa, President of the PLG IP&IT Mutual Interest Group   GDPR experiences from France A few months after the introduction

  • A few months after the introduction of GDPR, it is time to draw up a report of the first French experiences. Obviously the French data protection authority, the CNIL, is trying to design a uniform case law and make implementation of GDPR easier for companies. The CNIL gave notice of the major topics on which

  • GDPR came into force on May 25th, 2018. At the same time, the new German Data Protection Law, which specifies the opening clauses of GDPR, came into force. Besides some curious discussions (such as whether doorbell signs can be labelled by the landlord without the consent of the tenant), there are also tangible results from

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) n°2016/679 introduced numerous innovations regarding the processing of personal data. Among these, great interest was raised by the obligation, for the Data Controller, to carry out in certain cases an assessment of the impact that the treatments could have on data protection. The WP29 adopted specific guidelines on the

  • The entry into force of GDPR was subject to broad press coverage in Canada. At a time when data protection scandals such as those faced by Facebook were also receiving a lot of media attention, the legitimacy of regulations such as the GDPR appeared undeniable in principle. When it came to compliance, and as is

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