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    16/05/2024
    Germany

    News from the CJEU on GDPR compensation

    Updated version of the article published on 25 January 2024The CJEU clarifies the requirements under Art. 82 GDPR. In addition, further CJEU rulings of practical relevance are pending.At the beginning of this year and at the end of 2023 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) published several rulings on the relevant standard damages under data protection law in Art. 82 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in which the CJEU concretised the requirements of Art. 82 GDPR in important and previously controversial points. The CJEU relied on its Judgment from 4 May 2023 (C-300/21)...
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    14/05/2024
    Hungary

    EU introduces criminal offences and penalties for sanctions violations

    Criminal offencesUnder the Directive, the following conduct constitutes a criminal offence when committed intentionally and in violation of restrictive measures or a national provision implementing restrictive measures:making funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to, or for the benefit of, a designated person, entity or body;failing to freeze funds or economic resources belonging to or owned, held or controlled by a designated person, entity or body;enabling designated natural persons to enter into, or transit through, the territory of a EU member state;entering into or continuing...
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    06/05/2024
    Hungary

    Hungary passes legislation to expand scope of consumer protection provisions

    The following article summarises the main obligations contained in these legislative updates.Amendment of statutory warranty periods in case of certain non-perishable consumer goodsGovernment Decree No. 151/2003. (IX. 22.) on the Statutory Warranty for Certain Non-Perishable Consumer Goods currently prescribes one-, two- and three-year warranty periods, depending on the sales price of the specific goods. By passing Government Decree No. 93/2024. (IV. 23.) on the Amendment of Government Decrees Related to Consumer Protection, the government made the following changes to statutory warranty periods:Two-year...
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    02/05/2024
    Hungary

    Hungary expands scope of child protection measures

    Limitations and bans on the sale of specific products designed for childrenWith effect from 5 September 2021, the amendment to Government Decree No. 210/2009. (IX. 29.) on the Conditions for Performing Commercial Activities introduced special restrictions and prohibitions on the sale of certain products. By passing Government Decree No. 93/2024. (IV. 23.) on the Amendment of Government Decrees Related to Consumer Protection, the government has now broadened the scope of these limitations and bans with effect from 8 May 2024 as follows:It is prohibited to display in a shop window any product intended...
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    26/04/2024
    Germany

    Article 82 GDPR: Liability claims under the right of access under data protection law

    It is easy to request access pursuant to the GDPR. If it is not granted, if it is granted late nor not fully, claims for compensation may be asserted as a result.Employees against former employers, consumers against insurance companies, banks and other entities: there are a variety of legal relationships in which claims for compensation may arise as a result of infringements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Article 82 (1) GDPR states that any person who has suffered material or non-material damage as a result of an infringement of the GDPR has the right to receive compensation...
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    25/04/2024
    Sweden

    Cyber and Information Security - Update of the NIS Directive (NIS2)

    The so-called NIS Directive[1] has been updated through the NIS2 Directive[2], which is set to be applied no later than October 18, 2024. The update aims to enhance the overall cybersecurity level of the EU and entails tightened requirements for actors in both the private and public sectors.Further developments of the implementation of the NIS2 Directive in SwedenOn 14 December, 2022, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the NIS2 Directive, which constitutes an EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. As a result of the adoption of the NIS2 Directive, the Swedish government appointed a...
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