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IT law

EU AI Act: The EU aims to set requirements for artificial intelligence

The EU AI Act is a significant step towards regulating AI, aiming to establish comprehensive requirements and address risks associated with this rapidly advancing technology.   The EU has taken a significant step towards regulating artificial intelligence (AI) by introducing the EU AI Act (the Act). This Act strives to establish a comprehensive rulebook for

Data Protection Law and Regulations for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Recent changes in UK and EU data protection laws have imposed strict data protection and management requirements on SMBs, but there are ways for these businesses to ensure they remain in compliance.   The landscape of data protection law has undergone significant changes in recent years, particularly in the UK and the EU. These changes

Aphaia attends FOAN 2022

Aphaia attended FOAN 2022, which was held in Valencia (Spain) on the 11th and 12th of October.   The 10th International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Networks (FOAN) took place in Valencia on 11-12th October, in an all-day event which was organised jointly with the International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems

CJEU ruling on special categories of personal data

A recent CJEU ruling on special categories of personal data may have far reaching implications for online platforms.    On 1 Aug., the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling on a few legal interpretations referred to them by a Regional Administrative Court in Lithuania. This ruling relates to the processing

Cybersecurity guide published by CNIL of France

The CNIL, in collaboration with the French government, has recently published a cybersecurity guide for French municipalities.    In recent times, cybersecurity has posed major difficulties for several communities in France. As a result, a study was conducted by Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr, a government-sponsored cybersecurity initiative, toward the end of 2021. This study was focused on communities

UK Online Safety Bill: changes made to combat fraud and scams

The government has recently made changes to the UK Online Safety Bill to combat fraud and scams.    The UK government recently announced changes to its online safety bill. These changes target several facets of online advertising including social media advertising, with the aim of boosting people’s trust and confidence in being online, by improving

Guidance on cookie consent requirements from Malta DPA

The guidance on cookie consent requirements from the Malta DPA gives insight on the applicable legal framework for their use.   The Data Protection Authority of Malta has just published guidance cookie consent requirements to aid businesses and organizations in setting them up correctly on their web pages and apps. Cookies are alphanumeric files which

Case between Schrems and Facebook intensifies as further questions are raised

Case between Schrems and Facebook intensifies as questions are forwarded from Austrian Supreme Court to CJEU.   Austrian lawyer and activist, Maximilian Schrems is once again making headlines, as Austrian Supreme Court accepted his request to refer key questions regarding his Facebook case to the CJEU. The focal point of this privacy case is Schrems

Facebook and WhatsApp data sharing requires further investigation, says EDPB

Further investigations are  required by the Irish Supervisory Authority before making a final decision regarding Facebook processing WhatsApp user data.    The EDPB had adopted an urgent binding decision pursuant to Article 66 of the GDPR, requiring the Irish Supervisory Authority to carry out an investigation, rather than taking final measures, following a recent change

Colorado Privacy Act written into law

Colorado Privacy Act has been written into law, making Colorado the third US state with comprehensive privacy laws.    The Colorado Privacy Act has recently been signed into law, giving comprehensive privacy laws to the residents of Colorado for the first time. Colorado is now the third US State to enact such laws, with theirs