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Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU adopted

The European Parliament has adopted the Regulation on the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data in the European Union (the “Regulation“) which was already provisionally adopted by the Council of the EU. Seen as a major building block of the Digital Single Market of the EU, the Regulation aims to safeguard the free flow of non-personal […]
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Bridging the divide between code and law in distributed ledger ecosystems

Anastasios A. Antoniou, partner at Antoniou McCollum & Co. revisits the divide between code and law through the prism of blockchain technology.  This article was first published as a post on Oxford Business Law Blog. Code and law have been entangled in a silent tension ever since the advent of cyberspace.  The centralised architecture of […]
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Profiling and automated decision-making compliance under the GDPR

The availability of vast amounts of personal data on the internet combined with the ability to find correlations and create links between this information, can allow elements of an individual’s personality or behaviour, interests and habits to be determined, analysed and predicted. This exponential surge in data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence is facilitating […]
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Data subjects’ rights under the GDPR

What is personal data and who is a data subject? Everyone has the right to the protection of their personal data. Whilst not an absolute right, this right is enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) simplifies the regulatory environment for international businesses and data subjects […]
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Passporting in the EU for banking, financial services and insurance undertakings

State of play Access to the EU’s Single Market is increasingly becoming a priority for non-EU credit institutions, financial services providers and insurance undertakings. Structuring an EU presence entails navigating through a number of options, each with different results from an operations, compliance, tax and supervision perspectives. Non-EU credit institutions, financial services providers and insurance […]
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