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China to Establish the Second and Third Internet Court

The Internet has become the second space in human life, changing people’s production and lifestyle, refreshing the concept of law, judicial practice and public demand for court services. The characteristics of virtuality, cross-regionality, and decentralization of the Internet have created enormous challenges to the existing legal theory and judicial system. Parties who are used to …

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Alibaba Group: The Impact of GDPR on China’s Enterprises

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25th, 2018. The Regulation will supersede the Directive 95/46/EC. It aims to unify the EU data protection legislations and strengthen EU’s data protection to meet the new privacy challenges brought by the development of digital technologies. GDPR will have significant impact on …

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Doing Business in the Digital Market: Balance between Data Protection and Competition Law

Companies within the internal market can build their market power by abstracting value from its client’s personal information. When entering into an unfamiliar market, a company should always bear in mind the balance between the levels of protection that it should provide to its consumers and the degree of competitiveness that it holds from controlling …

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Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011: a victory for consumers?

The new EU legislation that strengthens consumers’ rights had been widely adopted by MEPs on 23 June 2011. It will be have to be transposed into the various national consumers laws of the member states by mid June 2014. These new provisions relate mainly to distance selling (via a.o. internet, telephone and mailings).

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