AUSTRIA: Is legal advice by software solutions and/or AI permitted in Austria?

In its judgment 4 Ob 77/23m from 27th June 2023 the Austrian Supreme Court, among other things, ruled that the provision of recommendations for action by software solutions and/or AI to lawyers in a legal advisory or automated manner is permissible and that the ...Mehr lesen

ChaptGPT: the Italian Data Protection Authority leads the way and imposes GDPR compliance.

The Italian Data Protection Authority recently gained international attention for being the first to address the privacy risks of generative artificial intelligence, ordering the temporary restriction of the Italians’ data processing to OpenAI because of the violation of ...Mehr lesen

Czech Data Protection Office record breaking penalty for spam

The Czech Data Protection Office (Úřad pro ochranu osobních údajů or ÚOOÚ, further as “CZDPA”) is the authority supervising compliance with GDPR and related agenda. One of these is the area of the spam – unwanted electronic communication (usually called as newsletters by ...Mehr lesen

Waiting for Cjeu Ruling in the Matter of “Deutsche Wohnen” (C-807/21)

Since the end of December 2021, the preliminary ruling of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on the conditions under which an administrative fine may be imposed on a legal entity for violating the GDPR has been pending. Since then, the Austrian Data Protection ...Mehr lesen

Unveiling some salient features of Nigeria’s novel Nigeria Data Protection Act (NDPA) 2023.

For a period, the Nigeria Data Protection regulation (NDPR) 2019 was the reference point for data privacy and protection compliance in Nigeria. The enactment of the Nigeria Data Protection Act (“NDPA”) on June 12 2023 launched a new era in data privacy and protection ...Mehr lesen

AI Act and GDPR: managing the world of data in the world of privacy.

Contrary to some persisting beliefs that the AI Act and GDPR are inherently incompatible, GDPR may in fact be interpreted in a way that concords with the purposes of the AI Act. Processing personal data through an artificial intelligence (AI) system’s algorithm triggers ...Mehr lesen

Generative AI and the Protection of Personal Information under the Japanese Law

While generative AI has been getting attention in business, there has been a concern on the protection of personal information when using them. Recently, the Japanese Personal Information Protection Commission (“PPC”) has issued an Alert on the use of generative AI ...Mehr lesen

Cross-Border Data Transfer: Navigating Compliance under the Nigerian Data Protection Act...

The recently enacted Nigeria Data Protection Act (“the Act”) 2023 is now the principal data privacy and protection legislation in Nigeria, and it establishes the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (the Commission) to oversee the implementation of the Act. The Act ...Mehr lesen

Brazil's innovative approaches to data protection: the main differences between GDPR and...

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Brazilian General Data Protection Act (LGPD) are two comprehensive data protection regulations that have gained significant attention worldwide. Both regulations emphasize the importance of obtaining individuals' ...Mehr lesen

AdTech Update: CJEU landmark data protection ruling for online and behavioral advertising

Online advertising is one of the largest online industries. However, it also has long faced issues with data protection regulators. The CJEU has handed down a landmark ruling that clarifies what legal bases controllers can rely on for online and behavioral advertising. ...Mehr lesen