Intellectual Property and Information Technology

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Germus, Gábor
Germus and Partners

Bainbridge, Jill
Blake Morgan LLP

Hirschfeld, Q.C., ICD.D, Christene H.

Intellectual Property and Information Technology

At the end of March the Polish government adopted the draft of the new act on data protection (“Draft”). The Draft has been passed to the Parliament where further works are being proceeded. The new law is expected to come into force, along with the GDPR, on May 25, 2018.

The Draft aims to adapt local legal framework to the GDPR regime. The new act will replace the currently binding Act of August 29, 1997 on Data Protection. Following issues regulated in the new draft law may be particularly interesting from the perspective of data protection practitioners:

Read more: Draft of the new Polish data protection act

No matter where your business is located or operating, if your company suffers a data breach you may have legal compliance and reporting obligations or face possible fines and lawsuits. With legislation passing in South Dakota and Alabama at the beginning of April 2018, all 50 states now have data breach notification laws that businesses are required to follow should their data be breached.

To learn about how the newer breach notification laws are placing stricter requirements on businesses, with potentially greater penalties for noncompliance, read more here.

Blake Morgan are delighted to share the inaugural edition of their Intellectual Property roundup - OwnershIP

The range of the selected articles – from the publishing of photos on social media to controlling the costs of litigation – provide a view through the eyes of Blake Morgan's experts of the developments they have seen over the last 12 months. They have not overlooked the now obligatory piece on the impact of Brexit.

Read more: OwnershIP - The Intellectual Property roundup from Blake Morgan

Hazel Dawson and Sinead O’Connor of DQ’s data protection team have co-authored the Isle of Man chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2017.

The Guide, which is distributed online and in hard copy to a wide range of users, provides a practical cross-border insight into data protection law.  DQ is delighted to have contributed the Isle of Man chapter which builds on the firm’s association with ICLG, DQ’s employment team being authors of the Isle of Man chapter for the Employment Guide.

Read more: DQ authors Isle of Man chapter of Data Protection Guide

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Protecting private lives has become a natural need in the age of technology in which almost every place is equipped with cameras and where information, images, and ideas can be shared easily and without boundaries. Within this context, the legal regulations on the protection of personal data have a very wide scope of application by penetrating every branch of law in which real persons are involved. This branch, which is developing in our country, is a leading topic that should be taken into consideration immediately in terms of employers. In this article, we shed light on the obligations of employers within the framework of Law No. 6698 on Protection of Personal Data ("LPPD") and related legislation.

Read more: Protection of Personal Data within the Scope of Turkish Labor Law