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European Commission VP comments on harmonisation and monetising user data, and guidance on the direct application of the GDPR is issued

Developments in the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy regarding harmonisation and monetising user data, as well as the GDPR.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 20 April 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

UK government publishes response to its consultation on the Directive on security of networks and information systems

The UK government has published its response to a public consultation on the EU Directive on security networks and information systems.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 18 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Facebook announces plan to implement GDPR globally

Facebook has announced it is launching a range of new privacy tools in an effort to “put people in more control over their privacy.”

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 18 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Investment treaty tribunal confirms trademark licences can be qualifying investments entitled to treaty protection

Bridgestone’s tire dispute in Panama opens door for milestone interpretation of investment treaty protection for trademarks.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 April 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

China tightens scrutiny on overseas intellectual property transfers

On March 29, 2018, the Chinese State Council released Measures for the Overseas Transfers of Intellectual Property Rights for trial implementation.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

European Commission approves provisions for cross-border data flows while consultation on GDPR Article 49 guidance closes

Recent developments in the European Commission's approach to cross-border data flows and personal data protection in trade agreements.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 06 April 2018 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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European Commission outlines blockchain development plans, calls for a feasibility study and unveils FinTech Action Plan

The EU Commission has unveiled its FinTech Action Plan, and together with the European Parliament has launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 29 March 2018 | Practice Area: General Financial Services

Accountancy forum newsletter

The accountancy forum newsletter covers a range of issues affecting accounting firms, with a core focus on liability and regulatory risk.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 28 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Fund marketing in the EU - Commission proposes changes

The EU Commission has issued proposals for a new Directive and new Regulation intended to “boost the cross-border market for investment funds” and “eliminate current regulatory barriers.”

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 27 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Shipowners face risk of criminal liability for illegal demolition of end-of-life vessels

A Rotterdam court has found Dutch reefer operator Seatrade and two of its directors criminally liable for illegally selling vessels for demolition in South Asian yards in breach of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 26 March 2018 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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