Archives of Digital

Transfers of personal data from Cyprus to third countries

EU data protection rules apply to the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes all EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. All countries outside the EEA are treated as third countries for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR lays down a number of rules aimed at establishing a […]
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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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EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum releases first report ‘Blockchain Innovation in Europe’

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, an initiative of the European Commission, in which Anastasios Antoniou, partner at Antoniou McCollum & Co. participates as a member of the policy and framework working group, has released its first report titled ‘Blockchain and Innovation in Europe’. The ‘Blockchain and Innovation in Europe’ paper examines the state of blockchain […]
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Cyprus enacts national legislation supplementing the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ensures a consistent level of protection for natural persons throughout the EU in a manner which provides legal certainty and transparency. EU Member States are enacting legislation regulating specific processing situations and other aspects which supplement the GDPR and enhance this legal certainty. Cyprus enacted the Protection of Natural […]
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