Archives of EU Law

Updates on legal developments in European Union law

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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Network and Information Systems Directive transposed in Cyprus

Cyprus has transposed the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (the “NIS Directive“) into national law, in the form of the Security of Network and Information Systems Law of 2017 (the “NIS Law“). Risk management and incident reporting obligations are imposed on operators of essential services and digital service providers by the NIS […]
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Commission’s NPL package and AMC blueprint

The European Commission has presented a package of measures to address high non-performing loan (“NPL“) ratios.  This initiative builds on the Council’s “Action Plan To Tackle Non-Performing Loans In Europe” of 11 July 2017. The Commission’s package consists of the following measures: Amendment to the Capital Requirements Regulation (EU) No. 575/2013 The Commission is proposing a […]
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EU bans unjustified online geo-blocking

On 2 March 2018,  the Geo-blocking Regulation was published in the Official Journal (Regulation (EU) 2018/302 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 February 2018 on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market). The Geo-blocking Regulation […]
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Are big data and algorithms next on the European Commission’s competition agenda?

Margrethe Vestager has made it clear that the European Commission is looking into potential competition issues arising from big data. Whether tech giants and other big data collectors should brace themselves for the next big showdown with the EU’s competition regulator remains to be seen. However, it is never too early to consider precisely what the competition issues are […]
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