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TikTok: Dutch nonprofit alleges serious infringements of GDPR

In their complaint, SOMI brings out major infringements against the platform: the use and the lack of any appropriate safeguards for minors; the unlawful processing of personal data; the platform having no adequate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data; and the unlawful sharing of personal data.

General Court upholds Lego building blocks as Community design

The judgment overturned a previous decision by the Board of Appeals of the European Union Intellectual Property Office and reinstanted the building blocks as Community design

Legal Professional Privilege in Europe and Beyond

The roundtable discussion included the status of LPP in various European jurisdictions, including Germany, France, the UK and others, in addition to providing a regulatory overview within the EU legal framework, contrasting it with the status of LPP in the US.

Legal privilege for Spanish in-house lawyers clarified and enshrined in law

For company lawyers, this entails another European jurisdiction that clarifies and enshrines in statute the inherent rights and obligations of lawyers in the in-house community.

Swiss mulling on LPP for civil proceedings

Though preliminary in nature, it is positive to see discussions developing under the Swiss jurisdiction on extending lpp to corporate lawyers

Independence and legal privilege for domestic and foreign in-house counsel affirmed by Dutch District Court

The decision reaffirms the applicability of legal professional privilege for corporate counsel under Dutch law and clarifies who falls under the legal scope

Reflecting on EU state aid measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Commissioner for Competition has been active in approving state aid measures in order to benefit the affected businesses as quickly as possible.

Robots and humans go hand-in-hand with legal tech

Legal tech promises to automate tedious and time-consuming tasks, thereby freeing up the time of inhouse counsellors. But what processes could be automated, and should the legal staff fear for their jobs in the future?

Signs your corporate legal department needs a digital strategy

A digital strategy is important because it outlines how organisations can leverage technology to improve outcomes, including how technology can create a competitive advantages and concrete steps it will take.

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