Issues affecting Bitcoin and gaming are becoming a very frequent topic of discussion since a number of gaming websites decided to allow Bitcoin transactions. Even relevant gambling regulators decided to take actions to protect both operators and players in case of Bitcoin transactions to set a friendly environment where such virtual currency can be used. However, the usage of Bitcoin leads to potential gaming law issues as well as non-gaming related issues.
Internet of Things (IoT) market is estimated to generate $ 7.1 trillion in sales by 2020, but its main issue is often considered to be the lack of interoperability between devices belonging to different systems.
Together with some colleagues, I will be speaking about eHealth and telemedicine on the 19th of June 2014 at the AboutPharma medical device conference named "Medical Devices: What's up?" (Dispositivi Medici: What's Up) where regulatory and economic matters relating to the medical devices sector will be tackled.
There is no need of a web tax dedicated to digital companies according the report from the Expert Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy established by the European Commission, but the current general rules should be applied also to digital companies. However, recent court decisions and delegation laws leave some risks open in relation to the Internet liability regime of web companies for tax purposes.
Cookies in Italy finally got more clear rules with the issue of the guidelines by the Italian Data Protection Authority on the matter. These followed a long consultation subsequent to the coming into force of the law setting the boundaries of one of the most relevant data protection issues of the last years.