On Data Protection Day, we take stock of a particularly hectic year, for many reasons other than data protection, but also for what has happened regarding data protection itself. The pandemic has forced us to strike a balance between the right to data protection and other fundamental rights, such as public and individual health.
In the first webinar of the IE Private Law Series, Dr. Evelyn Terryn explored how consumer law may be reinvented in order to achieve a more sustainable planet. Learn more about her research, possible solutions and conclusions.
As technology advances, we must strengthen social institutions. Growing agreement could allow policymakers to prepare the ground for action, with the goal of offering realistic solutions for everyone in the “platform economy.”
How to build the data economy: creating a legal and policy framework that sets the right safeguards while allowing us to reap the rewards of data
Screening requirements introduced by the Government as a reaction to the financial crisis prompted by the COVID19 pandemic are framed on too broad terms capturing too many transactions in too many sectors and this will deter foreign investments in Spain
The COVID-19 crisis has seen videoconferencing move beyond the merely useful to become an absolutely essential tool for business and individuals. What are the ramifications of that change on privacy, security and trust?
The creation of a priority channel for reporting the sharing of sensitive content and requesting its withdrawal is a courageous, responsible and timely initiative.
The complexity of the regulatory panorama won’t allow us to make concrete predictions about the future of Smart Mobility. Evaluating the different paths Smart Mobility might take, however, will allow us to prepare for its future challenges and opportunities.
What are trade secrets and how are they being regulated throughout Europe and the US?
Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have so far failed to revolutionise the international payment system. Will Facebook’s Libra deliver the unfulfilled promises? Will the giant technology companies disrupt and dominate the world’s financial system?
The amended MiFID, focusing on investor protection and transparency in the financial sector, means financial institutions are considering how to most effectively use technology to comply with regulation and compete in the new financial landscape.
While having large quantities of data and personal information in circulation can lead to security breaches and irresponsible use of information, when handled responsibly, the onslaught of data can be a win for everyone.
Artificial intelligence is increasingly present in our daily lives. As AI takes on a wider range of more serious responsibilities, we will have to deepen its understanding in order to avoid machine-generated errors of judgment. Many experts point to an explanatory function as the solution—is it the only answer?
Through a thrilling depiction of real-life politics, Brexit: The Uncivil War puts a spotlight on how the digital era has transformed democracy.
Technological innovation is an essential aspect of today’s business reality, where financial institutions are investing in new technologies and IT security so as not to fall behind in the current digital revolution.
Sovereign wealth funds have begun to play a critical role in the global economy. Maturing investment strategies and increasingly complex relationships between governments have led to challenges in regulation and international investment policy and strategy.
Digital currencies and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, as well as their underlying technologies distributed ledger and blockchain have so far failed to revolutionise the international payment system. Now that the hype seems to be gone, is there a future for those innovations in the payment industry?
Regulations in the financial sector are in a constant state of growth in the effort to improve the degree of security in banking. How can we keep up with regulations in the financial sector? Here’s how tech is helping us close the gap
Financial crime is on the upswing in the digital era. But the regulation and technology that have been required to both comply and compete in the new financial landscape are leading to changes that will more innovatively secure the sector.
Being an informed voter is hard by itself. Nowadays, it is even harder with the rise of disinformation.
Despite our best efforts to mitigate climate change, we are still incurring in costly mistakes. There are no shortcuts in this fight to save our planet, and we cannot allow our margin of error to get any narrower.
Learn how new regulations and disruptive forces will continue to reshape the competitive payments landscape.
Let us take stock of a particularly intense time regarding data and try to envision how all the regulatory and social changes created around personal data will affect us.
It’s not perfect, but it could work: The Action Plan against disinformation in the 2019 European elections
More resources, better coordination between States and collaboration between digital platforms and media, to combat disinformation and ensure free and fair European elections.
Is property back in style? Are we now at the stage where, in the virtual world of data, property is also law? If this is the case, what does this mean for AI?
As technology advances, law and governments have been playing a game of catch-up in order to regulate the role these advances have on society. As it transcends political and legal borders, technology has become more and more of a challenge as we move into the future.
Can you imagine paying taxes, or even receiving government benefits, in Bitcoin? Once the domain of hackers and tech nerds, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are now entering the mainstream, and are well positioned to disrupt the world economic order as we know it.
What is the new legal context following the approval of the new network and information systems security law that cracks down on cybersecurity guidelines in Spain?
Alongside the European Union’s efforts to research, educate and raise awareness about fake news, its member states are beginning to legislate against it. Though the results to date have been far from outstanding, there are glimmers of hope on the horizon.
The current state of regulation in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space leave many perplexed. With an uncertain road ahead, a unified regulatory framework for blockchain and cryptocurrency will be crucial to unlocking its full potential.