NY A.G. settles with online retailer Bombas which failed to notify data breach involving credit cards details

On June 6, 2019 Attorney General Letitia James, announced settlement with online retailer Bombas LLC for failing to provide notice of payment cards consumers’ data breach occurred to 39,561 consumers. In 2014 unauthorized intruders inserted malicious software code to steal payment card information into the ecommerce platform supporting Bombas’ website. Intruders accessed customer information (such as names, addresses, and credit card information) of 39,561 payment card holders. Bombas started Read more [...]

Blockchain law passed in San Marino contains some interesting aspects

  On June 6, 2019, the Republic of San Marino approved the Blockchain Decree of the Republic of San Marino (Delegate Decree n. 86, dated May 23, 2019). No official press statement has been released yet, but this source revealed the news. The Blockchain Decree provides a regulatory framework formulating specific rules for two different applications of Distributed Register Technology (Distributed Ledger Technology or – more commonly – Blockchain): investment tokens (digital Read more [...]

EU Regulation on screening of foreign direct investments

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash On April 10, 2019, the Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union entered into force. It will become applicable from October 11, 2020. The Regulation was approved also considering that the major trading partners of the European Union already developed frameworks for the screening of foreign Read more [...]

ECJ holds member members cannot add requirements for EU lawyers to register under their home-country professional title

On May, 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) clarified that EU national legislations cannot prevent lawyers registered as lawyers with the relevant authority of their home Member State to register in the host Member State in order to practice there under their home-country professional title but the practice of law must be in accordance with the rules of professional conduct of the hot state. In Case C-431/17, Monachos Eirinaios / Dikigorikos Syllogos Athinon, Monachos Eirinaios, the applicant Read more [...]

Nigeria’s extensive data protection law is in force

On April 25, 2019, the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019 entered into force. The Regulation was issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, and it mirrors the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation’s scope of application is quite broad. It applies to all transactions intended for the processing of personal data (which relate to an identified or identifiable natural person) of natural persons in Nigeria, natural persons residing in Read more [...]