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Digital transformation is simply not the use of new software or the digitization of existing processes. The evolution of technology and the internet has led to a real revolution in the legal field. It has generated new conflicts that appear in the digital world, where traditional rules and regulations do not seem to be sufficient to guarantee a peaceful coexistence. Therefore, a demand for attorneys that specialize in digital law and legal risk management has…
With the rapid development of the IT industry, judicial practice is being replenished with a number of interesting cases on disputes with software developers. The analysis of such court decisions allows tracing trends in dispute resolution, which, in turn, gives an opportunity to take them into account when building one’s relationship with software developers. Imagine the following situation: you have concluded a contract and ordered software, but when the deadline for developing the software has…
Advertising of goods by bloggers who are popular on social media networks like Facebook and Instagram is a trend in brand promotion that, however, has two sides. The popularity of bloggers’ video content on YouTube is not slowing down. Telegram channels have a wide audience and a good viewing percentage. Do you have an insane number of followers on social networks? Are you really working on the quality of your content, rather than doing spontaneous…
We start a series of articles about agreements that are common for the Internet space. In this article we will familiarise with the SEO agreement. It is commonly referred to as “search engine marketing agreement”. The subject of this agreement are the services provided for improvement of a particular website position in search engines when a visitor enters certain key words into such search engine. The first question that may arise – can we refer…
On July 16th, 2020, European Court of Justice has made its ruling in so-called “Schrems II” case, in which the mechanism for transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) has been revised. Previously, the US companies could apply the Privacy Shield Frameworks to their data-related business actions in the EU and the EEA. After Schrems II, Privacy Shield has become a measure that no longer determined to meet cross-border data transfer requirements of…
Many IT companies have very complicated structure of processing of personal data from a GDPR point of view. Often such companies do not conduct the audit of their data processing activities and thus prepare initially wrong GDPR compliance plan. We have implemented GDPR audit procedure to properly analyze the clients’ personal data processing practices and create accurate roadmap to GDPR compliance. What is GDPR audit? GDPR audit is an analysis of the personal data processing…
In 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted by the European Commission and superseded the Directive on privacy and Electronic Communications 2002. GDPR has a direct application in all Member-States of the EU. However, it provides opportunities to adjust its rules to the realities of each country. So what are the main differences of the Law providing for the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the…
Introduction The Regulations, that recently have absolutely struck the game developers represented at the iOS market, were approved in 2016 by the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA). However, their direct effects became manifestly evident just in the 2020.  It is unknown how Apple has managed to circumvent them for 4 years, though it is believed to be a retaliation due to the degrading relationships between US and China in recent years.  Unfortunately, business relations…
Inserting food into a nutrition app is a part of a dieting routine for many people. It is convenient, it counts our calorie-intake and prompts us to form healthy eating habits. Also, it collects some data about us. How does GDPR apply to a personalized nutrition app? Basically, GDPR should be applied to a personalized nutrition app as quite to any other app with different purpose. They all must meet all the basic requirements, which…
It has been over two years since the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has been implemented. Strict data protection requirements and the liability in case of non-compliance made almost all companies to change their business processes so that all data collected have been processed in a proper way. However, not every business put enough efforts into compliance with the GDPR, thus big fines have been imposed on them. It should be noted that punishable situations…