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February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

December 15, 2018

In early November, the Austrian Data Protection Authority issued a directive that data processing operations in all cases requires a data protection impact assessment (DPIA). Under Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), DPIA is required during data collection. The Austrian rule changes are bringing effect to GDPR into the national regime. Please note that failure to carry out a DPIA can result in fines up to EUR 10m or 2% of worldwide annual turnover. DPIA Examples Some examples include:…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

July 14, 2016

An important amendment to the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Law (N.4/1978) in Cyprus is currently under consideration by the Council of Ministers regarding automatic exchange of information. More specifically, the proposed amendment aims at regulating the conditions under which the Cypriot Tax Commissioner may disclose information on any person with a view to complying with agreements for automatic exchange of information between Cyprus and other countries (both EU and non-EU countries). While the notion of automatic exchange of information…

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February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

December 15, 2018

In early November, the Austrian Data Protection Authority issued a directive that data processing operations in all cases requires a data protection impact assessment (DPIA). Under Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), DPIA is required during data collection. The Austrian rule changes are bringing effect to GDPR into the national regime. Please note that failure to carry out a DPIA can result in fines up to EUR 10m or 2% of worldwide annual turnover. DPIA Examples Some examples include:…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

July 14, 2016

An important amendment to the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Law (N.4/1978) in Cyprus is currently under consideration by the Council of Ministers regarding automatic exchange of information. More specifically, the proposed amendment aims at regulating the conditions under which the Cypriot Tax Commissioner may disclose information on any person with a view to complying with agreements for automatic exchange of information between Cyprus and other countries (both EU and non-EU countries). While the notion of automatic exchange of information…

99
February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

December 15, 2018

In early November, the Austrian Data Protection Authority issued a directive that data processing operations in all cases requires a data protection impact assessment (DPIA). Under Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), DPIA is required during data collection. The Austrian rule changes are bringing effect to GDPR into the national regime. Please note that failure to carry out a DPIA can result in fines up to EUR 10m or 2% of worldwide annual turnover. DPIA Examples Some examples include:…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

July 14, 2016

An important amendment to the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Law (N.4/1978) in Cyprus is currently under consideration by the Council of Ministers regarding automatic exchange of information. More specifically, the proposed amendment aims at regulating the conditions under which the Cypriot Tax Commissioner may disclose information on any person with a view to complying with agreements for automatic exchange of information between Cyprus and other countries (both EU and non-EU countries). While the notion of automatic exchange of information…

99
February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

December 15, 2018

In early November, the Austrian Data Protection Authority issued a directive that data processing operations in all cases requires a data protection impact assessment (DPIA). Under Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), DPIA is required during data collection. The Austrian rule changes are bringing effect to GDPR into the national regime. Please note that failure to carry out a DPIA can result in fines up to EUR 10m or 2% of worldwide annual turnover. DPIA Examples Some examples include:…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

July 14, 2016

An important amendment to the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Law (N.4/1978) in Cyprus is currently under consideration by the Council of Ministers regarding automatic exchange of information. More specifically, the proposed amendment aims at regulating the conditions under which the Cypriot Tax Commissioner may disclose information on any person with a view to complying with agreements for automatic exchange of information between Cyprus and other countries (both EU and non-EU countries). While the notion of automatic exchange of information…