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Amendments to tax legislation with impact in the IT industry

The Romanian Ministry of Finance has recently passed Order no. 3337/2017 which extends the category of software developers who benefit from income tax exemption (“Order 3337/2017” or the “New Order”). Order 3337/2017 was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part 1, No. 52/18.01.2018. The New Order shall enter into force on February 1st, 2018

New guidelines on personal data processing at work

The focus on personal data protection is today at its peak, considering the upcoming replacement of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the “DPD”) with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), starting 25 May 2018. Opinion no. 2/2017 on data processing at work (hereinafter the “Opinion“)1, recently adopted by the “Article 29 Data Protection

Intellectual property & Technology | Copyright

In September 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the ”Court”) ruled that a professional who offers free of charge access to a Wi-Fi network within its premises cannot be held liable for copyright infringements committed by users of that network. However, the professional may be required to put an end to, or

Reform of the European data protection rules

After more than four years of drafts and negotiations, the new EU data protection framework has finally been adopted. It takes the form of a General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”)1 and a Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities (the “PCJA Directive”)2, both of them published on 4 May 2016 in the

Law regarding the recovery and resolution of insurance undertakings

The law regarding the recovery and resolution of insurance undertakings (the “IRR Law”) was published with the Official Gazette on 02 November 2015 and entered into force on 05 November 2015. In a nutshell, the IRR Law is meant to implement principles and tools similar to those applying to the recovery and resolution of credit

Labour law – Case of Bărbulescu v Romania

On 12 January 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (the “Court”) ruled that that there had not been a violation of Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms protecting the individual’s private life in case of an employer monitoring the employee’s communications within the framework of disciplinary

Law on mortgage bonds

Law no. 304/2015 on mortgage bonds (the “Law”) was published with the Official Gazette on 4 December 2015 and will enter into force within 90 days as of its publication.