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LawBytes deals with the launch of the first EU Blockchain Association and the public consultation on connected cars.  ⛓️ Blockchain - EU launch of International Blockchain Association (IATBA) Shortly after the EU blockchain roundtable event, the European Commission is reportedly  planning to launch an "International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications" (IATBA). Blockchain may bring great improvements for the European industry - from start-ups to large corporates, administrations and citizens - as it is clearly a major opportunity to increase trust...

Blockchain compliance with GDPR requirements was tested by the French privacy authority and the European Commission, with uncertain outcomes.  Blockchain privacy compliance is a very hot topic that led to major discussions. The compliance of the impossibility to remove information from the distributed ledger with the GDPR's right to be forgotten for instance has been challenged in several instances. But this is only one of the topics now covered by the French data protection authority, the CNIL, in its guidelines on...

LawBytes deals this week with the funding opportunities for blockchain startups in Italy and the new IBA guidelines on cybersecurity. ⛓️  Blockchain - funding opportunities for startup in Italy Just after the latest EU resolution on blockchain by the EU Parliament, the Italian Government announced that it will incentivize the development of the distributed ledger technology. According to a recent official press release, the government is planning to lead investments in distributed registers and blockchain through a venture capital fund for...

LawBytes deals this week with the EU Parliament blockchain resolution and the new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data. ⛓️ EU Blockchain - EU Parliament passes resolution on distributed ledger technologies(DLT)   The EU Parliament has recently passed the resolution of 3 October 2018 on distributed ledger technologies and blockchains: building trust with disintermediation. A major reason of the adoption of the resolution is to empower and protect EU citizens and startups in relation to the centralized banking system, while enabling EU...

LawBytes deals this week with the guidance of the French privacy authority (CNIL) on blockchain and the new EU Code of Practice on disinformation. ⛓️ French privacy authority assesses how to make blockchain GDPR compliant Lately the debate on blockchain technology has started to focus on its compatibility with the GDPR, or as some prefer, on GDPR compatibility with blockchain. Since blockchain relies on a distributed ledger system that is decentralized and immutable, it's intended to be a permanent, tamper-proof record...

LawBytes deals this week with the new blockchain based voting tests and the new Isle of Man Data Protection Bill.  Blockchain voting system in Japan Shortly after Switzerland municipal vote in the Crypto Valley, also Japan is reportedly running a blockchain voting system in the city of Tsukuba. The system is using cutting-edge technology to allow citizens to cast votes on “social contribution projects”. To verify voter identity, the system relies on the Japanese equivalent of social security cards and uses blockchain...

LawBytes deals this week with the new Brazil privacy law, the draft EU regulation applying to ICOs and the first blockchain based bond. 🇧🇷 Privacy - new Brazil privacy law On August 14 2018, the Brazilian President, Michel Temer, signed into law the new Brazilian Data Protection Law which provides for rules on the processing of personal data and replaces/changes the previously applicable regulatory framework, including the Brazilian Internet Law. The text, which shall come into force 18 months following its official...

Chi è responsabile per quello che accade sulla blockchain e in uno smart contract? Cosa succede se si perde il controllo dello smart contract? Il regime di responsabilità degli Internet Service Provider è applicabile alla blockchain? Potete leggere un mio articolo più approfondito in inglese sullo stesso argomento a questo link "Who is liable for the blockchain?" e potete revisionare la mia serie di video sul Diritto al Digitale al link QUI. Inoltre, se pensate che questo video sia interessante, per favore condividetelo...

LawBytes brings news on the latest version of the ePrivacy regulation that gets stricter and the legislative rush on blockchain regulations. 💻 ePrivacy regulation latest version published by the EU Council On 10 July 2018 the Council of the European Union published the latest version proposal of the draft ePrivacy Regulation. The proposal introduces considerable changes compared to the previous version as Article 6 is amended to allow a further processing of electronic communications metadata not based on the end-user's consent, but...

LawBytes brings this week news on the new California privacy law, Italian Supreme Court landmark decision on consent-based services and first blockchain voting test. 🔒 Privacy - Italian Supreme Court recognizes consent-based services? On 02 July 2018, as part of a dispute regarding consent requirements for newsletter marketing, the Italian Supreme Court issued a landmark decision which may legitimise the offering of services that are contingent on consent to the processing of personal data. In its decision, the Court rules against...