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New era for personal data protection
data protection, outsourcing
Work is underway on a General Data Protection Regulation for the EU. The changes expected in the new legislation will be important for outsourcing companies. Among the planned changes, there will be severe sanctions for violation of data protection regulations.
End of the Safe Harbour programme: What next?
data protection, European Court of Justice
The Court of Justice has issued a judgment invalidating the European Commission’s Safe Harbour decision. This means that participation in the Safe Harbour programme by US entities is no longer grounds for European companies to transfer personal data of EEA citizens to the United States.
Protection of personal data in internal investigations
data protection, corporate
Poland’s data protection regulations do not directly address internal investigations, but that does not mean they do not apply. In fact they can play a major role in drawing the line between lawful and unlawful investigative measures.
Increased legal protection for gift-getters
Lots of folks in Poland are wondering why exactly the new Consumer Rights Act is entering into force on the 25th of December. It sure looks like a lobbying effort by Old Saint Nick.
Downstream merger: acquisition of a parent company by a subsidiary
Although it is possible for a limited-liability company to acquire its own parent company, the transaction carries legal risk.
Lack of due diligence is not an unlawful act
corporate, appeal courts
A management board member’s failure to apply due diligence does not result in liability to the company without a specific unlawful act causing injury to the company.
Amendment of Personal Data Protection Act
new provisions, data protection
The Polish Inspector General for Personal Data Protection will have authority to impose fines for failure to comply with data protection orders. The ability to withdraw consent to processing of personal data has also been clarified.