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    03.02.2023
    Europe

    EU Data Act – Fo­cus on Cloud Ser­vices

    In 2021, the European Commission released its proposal for a “Data Act”, a far-reaching legal regime on access to and use of non-personal data in the EU. The basic premise underlying the Commission’s proposal is that industrial data – 80% of which is not used to date – constitutes untapped potential. Through the Data Act, the Commission aims to overcome the legal, economic and technical obstacles it believes to be responsible for the underuse of data, and to clear the way for increased data use.As highlighted in our earlier Law-Now, the Data Act proposal focuses...
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    03.02.2023
    International

    On your radar | Is­sue 20 | Key em­ploy­ment is­sues to be aware of in­ter­na­tion­ally

    Welcome to the first edition of On your radar for 2023, which highlights expected employment law developments over the year ahead.Changes range from big picture concepts around future ways of working, to the finer details of leave entitlements and statutory protections. Both Belgium and Portugal discuss moves towards a 4-day working week, showing a consistent trend, while demonstrating different domestic approaches to achieving that – interesting to see whether other countries will follow either.Another theme we continue to see coming through is ESG, and there are interesting...
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    27.01.2023
    EU

    Happy Data Pro­tec­tion Day! What’s on the ho­ri­zon for 2023?

    28 January is Data Protection Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. To mark the day, our Tech & Data Team has summarised the key regulatory trends for 2023 in tech & data. International data transfers New framework for EU-US data transfers On 13 December 2022, the European Commission published its draft adequacy decision on the new EU-US Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (“TADPF”), a framework that aims to facilitate data flows between EU-based companies and certified US companies. There are still some...
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    27.01.2023
    Europe

    Quantum com­put­ing pat­ent in­crease is far above av­er­age

    On Wednesday 25 January 2023, the European Patent Office (EPO) issued their Insight Report into quantum computing and patents. In their Report, the EPO considered quantum computing patents in general and then concentrated on three topics that they considered key in quantum computing (a) physical realisations of quantum computing; (b) quantum error correction/mitigation; and (c) quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence. The report is very welcome at a time when the field appears to be advancing rapidly. A group of researchers in China have claimed to use a small quantum computer to calculate...
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    25.01.2023
    International

    Key out­comes from COP-15

    At the end of 2022, the 15th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity culminated in a new Global Biopersity Framework to 2030. Twenty three targets require broad based action to bring about “a transformation in our societies’ relationship with biopersity by 2030, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled”. Post COP, governments are to explore how they can translate the targets into national action,...
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    23.01.2023
    EU

    The European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes the res­ults of its eval­u­ation of State aid rules re­gard­ing SGEI

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    On 1 December 2022, the European Commission published the results of the evaluation it launched on 17 June 2019 on the application of its State aid Regulation concerning services of general economic interest (SGEI) in the field of social services, health and for small amounts of aid to citizens, public authorities, companies, associations, consumer/business organisations, NGOs, trade unions and Member States. As a reminder, the Commission's regulatory package, which came into force in 2012 and consists of an exemption decision (allowing for the avoidance of prior notification of public service...
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