New Partner in DJP!
We are gladly announce that at 1st of October mec. Agata Durczyńska, who’s the member of our team for over 10 years, has advanced to the circle of DJP Partners! In her practice mec. Durczyńska specialise in court disputes, commercial contracts, M&A transactions , and also in restructuring and bankruptcy. We believe, that mec. Durczyńska as a new Partner will boost development of our Law Firm, and we wish her all further success!
The Legal 500 recommends DJP
DJP has been highlighted in The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 ranking in the categories of TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) and Dispute Resolution. Many thanks to our clients for their trust and recommendations. The recommended lawyers are Gracjan Pietras (TMT, Dispute Resolution) and Łukasz Doktór (Dispute Resolution) #legal500 #tmt #litigation #djp
Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.
Our firm had the pleasure of advising Polski Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. by conluding number of agreements concerning creating, providing and long-term servicing of register system of Employees’ Capital Plans. Our work contained creating drafting contarcts and supporting PFR in negotiations refering to their provisions with selected contarctor. We are proud to have been able to support such a substantial project, which has a chance to impact on the situaton of millions of Poles. In the project were involved Gracjan Pietras, Łukasz Doktór, Adriana Palczewska, Kamila Świątkowska and Bartosz Góźdź.
New industrial property law
New amendment of industrial property law signed by president will adjust our law to requirements of the European Union. New regulations give the definition of trademark a wider meaning. From now – it will be possible to register trademarks not only in graphic form, but also in three-dimensional form or sound form. More in Puls Biznesu
Simple joint-stock company
The government adopted the amendment of the Code of Commercial Companies under which it will be created the Simple joint-stock company. Advantages of this fledgeling legal form will be: simplified process of registration, electronisation and simplification of the procedures in company. The solutions indicated above are supposed to ensure the start-ups market development in Poland. More in Rzeczpospolita
Voting on resolutions on paper will be possible
On 1st March 2019 amendments of the Code of Commercial Companies will be entering into force. One of the most significant change regarding limited liability company is change which allows voting on resolutions in writing. More in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
Cyberbezpieczeństwo w przedsiębiorstwach ciepłowniczych
Administrator of the succession and bankruptcy
The act on the administration of succession introduces a new participant to the Polish legal system – an administrator of the succession, who, upon an entrepreneur’s death, will be in charge of all activities within ordinary management and exceeding ordinary management, subject to the consent of all owners of the inherited enterprise. The administrator of the succession will be entitled to participate in judicial and/or administrative proceedings and to file for bankruptcy.
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The MŚP package
The Parliament adopted the „MŚP package” – a package of savings, benefits and facilitations for entrepreneurs, prepared by the Ministry of Business and Technology. The amendment provides in particular changes in terms of functioning of a company with limited liability – it will be possible to adopt all shareholder’s resolutions remotely by circulation. More in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
Changes in enforcement proceedings
In 2019, the Act introducing a number of changes to the provisions on enforcement proceedings will enter into force. The most important changes include a creation of enforcement departments in the district courts, which will be responsible for giving enforcement clauses and supervising the work of bailiffs. In connection with the amendment, the courts will be able to revoke the immediate enforceability granted to the default judgment, and in proceedings for disclosure of property use coercive measures not only for natural persons, but also for representatives of organizational units. There will also be a facilitation to help speed up the proceedings, which will be the application form for the initiation of enforcement proceedings and the complaint form for the activities of a bailiff. More in Rzeczpospolita
Today, Jarosław Jerszyński, legal counsel, partner to our law office, will have the pleasure to lead a lecture on implementation of the Act on the national cyber-security system and on the Regulation concerning key services, organised by the Polish District Heating Chamber of Commerce (IGCP).
The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection will know fiscal secrets of companies
The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has drafted an amendment of the act on competition and consumer protection. A purpose of the drafted provisions is to strengthen the institutional position of the President of the OCCP, to ensure the OCCP an access to information which may constitute a bank or fiscal secrets and to enable a transfer of information between the President of the OCCP and FSA (KNF). In addition, the amendment provides that the President of the OCCP will apply the EU regulation on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market (2018/302). More in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
Hearing of actio pauliana in another country
In regard to actio pauliana, the Court of Justice of the European Union has recognized that aggrieved creditors may use a special jurisdiction and demand a hearing theirs case in a country, in which a potential ineffective agreement has been concluded. More in Gazeta Prawna
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The Copyright Directive
European Parliament adopted by a vast majority a draft of copyright directive. The proposed directive includes controversial art. 13, which introduces mandatory web content filtering with regard to infringements of copyrights, and art. 11, which covers related rights for press publishers. Detailed information on how rules for monitoring and publishing of content are going to change please see issue of Puls Biznesu
Simple Joint Stock Company
As part of the amendment to the Code of Commercial Companies, planned for 2019 by the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology, work is underway to create a simple joint-stock company. The Polish Bank Association believes that the draft simplifies the rules and is beneficial for the shareholders of such a company, but does not adequately protect its potential creditors and business partners. More on this topic in Gazeta Prawna
Revolution in the Code of Civil Procedure
The Ministry of Justice is preparing an extensive amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure. The main purpose of this amendment is to accelerate the court proceedings and allow to organize more efficient proceedings. Amendments are intended to cover, inter alia, provisions regarding evidence procedure, as well restore an economic procedure liquidated in 2012. More in Rzeczpospolita
Revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
The revised Audiovisual Directive will cover not only traditional media but also video-sharing platforms such as Netflix, You Tube or Spotify. The new rules reflect digital progress and provide, among others, a fairer environment for all audio-visual providers, protection of minors and consumers against harmful content and provisions on promotion of European creators in on-demand catalogues with at least 30% share of European content. More in Gazeta Prawna
Changes in consumer bankruptcy
The bankruptcy procedure is not fully transparent and many people cannot restructure their debts” Deputy Minister of Justice Marcin Warchoł announced another amendment to the Bankruptcy Law at the beginning of 2019. For more details about planned changes please see today’s issue of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Changes in consumer bankruptcy
“The bankruptcy procedure is not fully transparent and many people cannot restructure their debts” Deputy Minister of Justice Marcin Warchoł announced another amendment to the Bankruptcy Law at the beginning of 2019. For more details about planned changes please see today’s issue of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
Is it possible to resell an e-book?
The Court of Justice of the European Union will soon decide whether the copyrights to the electronic edition of a book are ‘exhausted’ in the context of resaleability of a purchased copy.
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
The amendment to the act on combating unfair competition, which awaits its publication in the Journal of Laws, raises controversies as regards the employees’ liability for violation of trade secrets. While the experts differ on whether the new regulations are going to improve or deteriorate the protection of trade secrets, it is generally agreed that the amendment will force entrepreneurs to introduce changes in their internal regulations and agreements with employees.
The witness fee
As a part of amendments to the Civil Procedure Code, Ministry of Justice is considering an introduction of a new fee in the amount up to 100 PLN for appointing a witness, expert witness or party only during the proceedings’ course. The purpose of the amendments is to force entrepreneurs to submit evidence in a documentary form and to avoid an extension of proceedings.
Not everyone can be forgotten
The Right to be forgotten is not applicable to data available in public registers such as National Court Register (KRS) or Central Registration and Information on Business (CEIDG). Enterprises and non-governmental organisations don’t have to ask for a consent to process such data. For more details please see today’s issue of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
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The European Commission adopted a position on the reform of copyright law
The reform of copyright law proposed by the European Commission will change the rules for monitoring the content available on the Internet.
Google, YouTube and Facebook will be required to systematically check the content provided by their users, such as video or music, from the point of view of respect for copyright law. More in Puls Biznesu
Royalties collected more carefully
Works on the act on collective management of copyright and related rights have been completed. Organizations of collective management of works will have limited freedom in managing collected royalties and the issues of distribution of funds between creators will be more regulated. #copyrightlaw #royalties More in Rzeczpospolita
The Court’s decision to dissolve the company is just a premise
The Supreme Court decided that the existence of a premise for dissolution of a limited liability company including a final court judgment, does not automatically mean its dissolution – the dissolution is only when the liquidation process is completed and when the company is removed from the National Court Register. More in Puls Biznesu.
Changes in pursuing property claims
Shorter limitation periods, a new way of calculating the time limits for limitation, end of pursuing barred claims and changes in the enforcement of cash benefits are just some of the changes to the new, published on Friday in the Journal of Laws – Act of 13th April 2018 amending the Civil Code and some other laws. More in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
BTE will not be changed even by the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal
BTE will not be changed even by the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal
The Supreme Court issued a decision under which it recognized that the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal of 15th April 2015 declaring the unconstitutionality of the procedure for issuing BTE does not constitute grounds for reopening proceedings undermining the enforcement of bank enforcement titles. More in Rzeczpospolita
A management board may be punished by having their business closed down
The new act on liability of collective entities provides for winding up of a company and a takeover of its assets and shareholders rights by the State in the event of serious infringements. For more details please see today’s issue of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
The limitation periods will be shortened
Pursuant to an amendment of the Civil Code adopted by the Polish Senate, the limitation periods for pecuniary claims shall be reduced from 10 to 6 years. Changes adopted at the same time in the civil procedure shall include i.a. a requirement to indicate a claim’s due date already in a lawsuit. More on lex.pl
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RODO in 10 (not necessarily easy) steps
Greater protection of company’s secrets
A draft amendment to the Act on Combating Unfair Competition has been submitted to the Sejm. Acquiring someone else’s information constituting the company’s secret will be considered as an act of unfair competition. At the same time, the requirements necessary to obtain legal protection by the entrepreneur will increase. More on this topic in Puls Biznesu
RODO: when small and medium entrepreneurs have to keep a record of processing activities
The General Inspector of Personal Data (GIODO) informed that entrepreneurs who employ fewer than 250 people will not be exempted from the obligation to keep a register of processing activities within the RODO, if processing will cause a risk of violating the rights or freedoms of natural persons, will not be sporadic or will cover specific categories of personal data, or personal data regarding convictions and criminal offences. #rodo #theprotectionofpersonaldata. More in today’s Rzeczpospolita
Thanks to RODO cameras in companies will be legal
The issues of video monitoring in the workplace will be regulated by the amendment of the Act on the Protection of Personal Data adopted by the Parliament. The changes are aimed at adapting Polish regulations to the EU Regulation #RODO. Rzeczpospolita writes more on the principles of using cameras in the workplace and planned further changes in the labour code. More in Rzeczpospolita
Tool for creditors
The government finishes work on the draft law on the National Register of Indebted Persons. The electronisation of bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings is to facilitate their conduct and reduce costs. We read in the Puls of Biznes that there will be entities in the system against which bankruptcy was declared, only those at risk of insolvency and those against which ineffective execution was carried out. # debts # bankruptcy #restructuring #thenational registerofindebtedpersons
HSBC carried out the first blockchain transaction
Reuters informed that HSBC Holdings and the Dutch ING carried out the world’s first blockchain transaction. Vivek Ramachandran, the head of innovation and growth at HSBC, argues that thanks to #blockchain, financial transactions can be simpler, faster, more transparent and safer. More information in today’s edition of Puls Biznesu.
New labor code: full-time employment instead of a civil law contract
The Labor Law Codification Commission finishes work on two projects of new codes: individual and collective labor law. Officially, the work will end on 14th March. “Rzeczpospolita” discusses the details of controversial changes regarding the change of treatment of self-employed workers.
Changes in the scope of limitation will affect the claims of the people who have a credit denominated in the Swiss franc
In the Polish Parliament, the works have begun on the amendment of the Civil Code in the scope of new limitation’s periods. The Act also gives courts the power to determine whether a consumer may plead the allegation of the claims’ limitation against entrepreneurs, for example against banks. More in Gazeta Prawna.
RODO: Officials will send information about personal data
In accordance with the EU Personal Data Protection Regulation (#RODO), each person has the right to request from the data controller to transfer, free of charge – also via e-mail – the copy of data that pertains to him or her. Gazeta Prawna writes about the potential impact of this provision on administrative proceedings.
MC: The draft law on the protection of personal data – ready and will change 40 acts
After the completion of public consultations and opinions, the draft act on the protection of personal data was sent to the Committee for European Affairs of the Council of Ministers. The project ensures effective application of the EU regulation 2016/679 (RODO) in Poland and includes amendments to 40 acts.
UOKiK has a whip on price collusion
The President of UOKiK announces the imposition of higher financial fines and a stricter approach to vertical agreements. Until now, UOKiK was relatively more understanding towards the latter. Rzeczpospolita writes about the priorities of UOKiK for 2018.
Ministry of Economic Development decapitates GDPR. New legislation provides weaker consumer protection then current one
Ministry of Digital Affairs is working on new personal data protection bill, by which most of polish firms won’t be obliged to inform customers about terms of processing their personal data. More details in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
More certain non-cash payments. The EU exacerbates the penalties for phishing private data
The European Commission has adopted a draft of law introducing new regulations on the financial market. The EU directive introduces the uniform legal framework in terms of combating card crime and counterfeiting for all European Union countries. More about this topic in today’s Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Dr Gryszczyńska: there will be not criminal liability for illegal processing of personal data
The draft of the new law on the protection of personal data does not provide for penalties for the illegal processing of personal data. Due to the fact that the provisions of the old law penalising such practice will cease to apply on 25th May, the experts fear that their lack may cause an increase in cybercrime. We read about the details in portal: lex.pl.
Electronic payments will be safer – new government bill on payment services
On Tuesday the Government accepted the proposition of new Payment Services Act. New regulations are meant to increase security of electronic transactions, also cross-border ones – says “Rzeczpospolita”.
eCard and Dotpay will defer the payments
The payment companies eCard and Dotpay work on a project of introduction the deferred payment on the electronic services market. Thanks to this solution, the Poles will be able to pay for their online shopping even with a month delay. Puls Biznesu writes in detail.
GIODO will decide about validity of previous consents for processing of personal data
In following days GIODO (Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data) shall settle if previously acquired consents for processing of personal data will be valid under new UE General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More details in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
How safe you prints are?
At the end of May, 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Since cybercriminals can gain remote access to computers, no IT specialist or user underestimates safety of printing. More details in Puls Biznesu.
PiS (Law and Justice) concepts for overhauling consumer bankruptcy
The government is working on amendments to restore the patency of consumers bankruptcy, which can be declared by the debtor once per ten years. Read more in Rzeczpospolita.
Experts: two applications from Google Play impersonate Polish banks
Two dangerous applications appeared in the online shop “Google Play” which try to extract from users the access data to internet accounts in 14 Polish banks – the cyber-security experts warned on Monday.
The Supreme Court: the responsibility of the member of the management board in the insolvent limited liability company
Based on the latest resolution of Supreme Court, the member of the management board who assumes the function in the insolvent limited liability company, is liable for only these debts, which arose during his or her management. We read more:
The Court of Justice of the EU: Coty could prohibit the sale of its products on Amazon
The Court of Justice of the EU confirmed that the prohibitions of resale through online platforms of third parties e. g. Amazon are admissible in the network of selective distribution. More about this in:
Strasburg: Camera in the lecture hall infringes the privacy of the lecturer
European Court of Human Rights in its judgement of 28th November stated that placing the monitoring in lecture halls and in this way recording the course of lectures constituted the infringement of right to the privacy of lecturers.
Sequence of duties arising from GDPR
According to dr. Dominik Lubasz, editor of Comments to GDPR, without proper understanding of goals there is no chance to prepare properly for the introduction of GDPR. How to understand it’s logic, and how to schedule your duties to manage with implementation – author explains in his article on lex.pl.
Pole’s wage – confidential
Revealing information about salary is a infringement of personal interests – employers are bound to protect this information. From the other hand, among employees there is a tendency to unofficialy discuss their wages. Read more details in today’s Puls Biznesu.
UOKIK will be able to remove suspicious offers from the network
The officials will be able to order to remove the website addressed to the consumers from the network or to make changes of its content. New entitlements for UOKIK result from the regulation adopted by European Parliament.
Another step to PSD II. European Commission published the project of significant regulation
European Commission adopted the regulation implementing the Directive PSD2. On the basis of regulation, banks will have to provide the third parties with interface to accounts maintained by banks. We read about the details in portal: cashless.pl
Piebiak: we introduce a lot of breakthroughs into the civil procedure, one of them is the fight against frequent resort to courts
Ministry of Justice prepared the amendments to the Civil Procedure Code which involve, among others, new regulations concerning the choice of local jurisdiction of the court. As Łukasz Piebiak assures, deputy Minister of Justice, the reform is above all to speed up civil proceedings by restricting the possibility of so-called frequent resort to courts by the parties which is targeted at, among others, extending the duration of proceedings. Read more about this in: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Court of Appeals: the execution of bank enforcement title interrupts the period of limitation, only when the bank is asserting the claim
The Court of Appeals in Gdańsk found that in the light of the actual jurisprudence, the purchaser of debts which is not a bank, cannot effectively refer to the interruption of limitation as a result of directing the bank enforcement title to execution. We read about the details in portal lex.pl.
EC fined the producers of auto parts for cartel agreement
On Wednesday European Commission imposed a fine of 34 million euro on five producers of auto parts for infringement of Union antitrust provisions. They created cartels in which they determined the prices of products.
Payment by card or telephone in any shop and office
The Ministry of Development is preparing a proposal for legislative amendment to the provisions regarding the development of electronic payment. All offices will be obliged to create the possibility to make payment or settle outstanding payments in a non-cash form. More in: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
You will be able to buy online in any EU country. There is an agreement on geo-blocking
The Member States and the most important EU institutions agreed on the plan of introduction a prohibition on geo-blocking in e-commerce, that is depending the sale on residence of the buyer. This agreement aims at ending the discrimination of consumers from certain regions of Europe.
The next step towards the implementation of PSD2
The work continues on the act implementing the directive PSD II to the Polish law. On the Government Legislation Centre’ s websites, the new documents appeared concerning the amendment to the act on payment services. The materials concern the Law Commission.
RODO will change many acts concerning public authorities
New law on the protection of personal data will change provisions in many acts significant for national bodies. Read more about this in portal lex.pl.
Consumer bankruptcy brings debt relief to business owners
In theory, using procedure of consumer bankruptcy in case of former entrepreneurs is difficult – but in practice over a half of these bankruptcies apply to those, who indebt themselves while running business. Read more about this topic in today’s Puls Biznesu.
Restructuring tourism no longer vaild
In Warsaw had place every-year congress of INSOL Europe – international association gathering professionals from bankruptcy and restructuring sector. Main topic was the planned directive of European Parliament and of the Council, primarily affecting area of prevention restructuring process. Read more in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
GDPR also means changes in e-privacy legislation
Present and biding EU Data Protection Directive is limited only to traditional telecom operators. New provisions are about to enhance this category to include all online services providers.
The cyber war goes on. Is an intelligent cloud the solution?
The Oracle company presented, functioning in the cloud, cyber security system, using artificial intelligence and machine learning. It analyses what happens in the company’s network, differentiates normal models of behaviour from anomalies, detects weaknesses of securities, attacks and prevents them. More on portal fintek.pl
Streżyńska: We want Facebook to be governed by Polish law
The Minister of Digitization – Anna Streżyńska proposed project of changes in amendment to the Act on Electronic Services. According to the proposal social portal – Facebook – would be governed by Polish law and would not separately block the accounts and the information posted there. Puls Biznesu writes in detail.
The data for algorithms in BIG Data also must be protected
Many start-ups offer services of analysis BIG Data based on algorithms using machine learning. To make analyses reliable, the data are essential: the more, the better. This raises the risk of data safety. Read more about this in portal: lex.pl.
Revealing data may harm the debtor
Ministry of Justice is working on new bill constituting National Register of Debtors. From internet-published register anyone will have a possibility to check entrepreneurs’ restructuring proposals, declarations of bankruptcy, and appeals for secondary insolvency proceedings with its adjudications. Read more in Puls Biznesu.
Access to bankruptcy proceedings files also via Internet
Ministry of Justice is planning to introduce new legislation on National Court Register, along with possibility to access bankruptcy proceedings files by Internet. Digitalisation of files is meant to ease court administration from issueing certified copies and documents.
PSP: BLIK został pierwszym niekartowym schematem płatniczym w Polsce
NBP wydał zgodę na prowadzenie systemu płatności mobilnych BLIK na podstawie znowelizowanych przepisów ustawy o usługach płatniczych. BLIK jest pierwszym niekartowym schematem płatniczym w rozumieniu tej ustawy. #platnoscimobilne #blik #uslugiplatnicze
Amendments caused by GDPR – what banks can expect?
Due to implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) several legal acts shall be amended, including banking law. Read more about upcoming changes for banks on website poradyodo.pl
EC rate positively USA’s personal data transfer agreement
In opinion of EC personal data transfer agreement settled between USA and UE in 2016 is being implemented efficiently. European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Viera Jourova during inspection proposed several amendments to enhance safety of processing personal data. Read more about Comissioner’s postulates on portal lex.pl
Insurers put emphasis on personalized policies – new provisions regarding data protection may restrict it
New technologies cause that more and more insurance companies benefit from solutions which enable to deliver detailed information about the client. Thanks to this, these companies may create policy adjusted directly to the needs of client. However, this raises certain doubts in the context of implementation of the new act on the protection of personal data. Read more about this today in portal lex.pl.
Poles will log into administrative e-services of other EU countries using national login
As a result of tests led by EU, we will be able to settle official matters in EU countries without necessity to visit certain country. Online access to public portals in EU countries is to be made available as from the September of the following year.
Commercial courts are coming back
Commercial procedure shall be reintroduced to judiciary system – with heavier restrictions about participants, and maximally shortened procedure. More details in portal lex.pl
Marketing, press, TV under observation of Office of Consumer and Commercial Protection (UOKiK)
UOKiK does a reaserch on marketing market to evaluate structure and diagnose the level of concentration. This is a part of larger research on media branch conducted by UOKik. Read more in today’s Dziennika Gazeta Prawna.
Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) shall hit Allegro
For a long time UOKiK took Allegro over investigation for unlawful privilege for its own online shop. President of UOKiK announced in today’s Rzeczpospolita, that market and millions of Allegro user may expect the major decision.
Processor will take responsibility for the data
Data administrators may demandl compatibility of software with #GDPR from IT solution providers. Following new General Data Protection Regulation every processing of personal data should be goverened by act or other legal provision. Read more in today’s Puls Biznesu.
Government will change the Labour Code
Revolution in vacations and salaries. Work on new governmental changes in Labour Code are in progress Ministry of Labour reveals some of – in its opinion – revolutionary solutions that are about to fix labour law system.
Personal data protection: „Clause Hunters” starts the chase for entrepreneurs
As an effect of new legislation on personal data protection, the entrepreneurs are afraid of firms specialised in blackmailing for personal data protection breaches. Sanctions for violating this law could reach even dozens mln of złoty. Read more in today’s Gazeta Prawna.
General Inspector for Personal Data Protection criticises bill of personal data legislation
Project of new legislation on personal data protection presented on Wednesday’s parliamentary comitee brings serious doubts about independence of data protection office.
Under pressure of UE Google introduces changes
Threatened by severe fines, Google decided to abandon his competition limiting policies, and bring necessary changes in his comparision shopping browser. The move is an aswer for EC order to withraw law-breaking actions, although the company appealed to the Court of Justice of EU.
Fines for governmental bureaus, hospitals and universties – Paweł Litwiński about personal data protection in public sector
One of the most interesting aspects of #GDPR are fines for the breach of regulation – in amount, or as a percentage of turnover. Fines will be applied both for private and public sector. What will be the rules of punishing public entities? Text by Paweł Litwiński, member of Council of Digitalisation in Ministry of Digitalization in today’s Rzeczpospolita.
Victims of bid rigging can go to court
Participants of cartel shares joint and several liability for the damage, but small and medium companies are usually discharged. Damages claim can be raised by everybody, who suffered a damage in result of conspiracy, but estimating the amount could be a challenge. Today’s Puls Biznesu explains possibilities based on new legislation on claims.
About tools included into this act we can also read in mec. Łukasz Doktór text, who’s trying to anwer if new legislation really brings new perspectives to the entrepreneurs.
CCTV no longer for employee surveillance
New bill of provisions implementing Personal Data Protection Act has many sectoral rules, also related to labour law. CCTV shall no longer can be used for monitoring if employee performs his duties correct. Topic brought by Rzeczpospolita.
Pirates are expected to disappear from Chomikuj.pl
Service for storing files – Chomikuj.pl is not only to monitor the network and eliminate illegal film copies, but also to delete accounts of users who placed them on website.
VAT: divided payment, deteriorated liquidity
VAT taxpayers will settle taxes by double accounts. One of them will be used for settlements with the treasury. Such system aims at preventing tax extortions. This amendment should apply from April of the next year.
Kawecki: In privacy protection, swiftness matters. For Poles it’s more important that amount of fines.
“In spite of appearances, Poles care more about swiftness of protection than amount of penalty for the violation” says dr Maciej Kawecki in today’s inerview for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna about project of provisions adapting Polish law to upcoming #RODO
Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Daa (GIODO): PESEL database must be better protected
GIODO’s control reaveled, that Ministry of Digital Affairs – as the administrator of data in #PESEL register – has breached regulations for personal data protection.
Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) leniant for entrepreuers
In first half of this year #UOKiK fined only 23 entrepreuers (for the total amount of 2,8 million zl) for violating consumer’s interest, abusing for a dominant position and participating in prohibited agreements. About implementation strategy of hard methods, adopted late last year, inform #Puls Biznesu.
EC wants to block Bayern’s takeover of Monsanto
Upcoming acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer raises doubts for the European Commision. Approval must also be granted by USA anti-monopoly office. It promises to be one of the largest mergers on chemistry global market.