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Simmons & Simmons launches TMT and HLS practices

International law firm Simmons & Simmons today announced the launch of both Technology, Media, and Telecommunication (TMT) and Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) sectors in L…

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03/08/22
Paying a tribute is not dishonest

The General Court of the EU has recently rendered an interesting judgment a…

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25/07/22
GDPR: EU Commission’s Q&A about the New Standard Contrac…

On 25 May 2022, exactly 4 years after entry into force of the General Data …

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EDPB Statement about transfers of personal data to Russia

On 12 July 2022, the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) published a Statement 02/2022 on personal data transfers to the Russian Federation. A…

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New harmonised outsourcing regime for CSSF regulated entities

On 22 April 2022, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the "CSSF") published CSSF Circular 22/806 on outsourcing arrangements (the “Ou…

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Revamped CSSF outsourcing guidance for the financial sector

On 22 April 2022, the Luxembourg financial regulator (the "CSSF") released Circular 22/806 on outsourcing arrangements (the "Circular"). By means of t…

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New Copyright Directive 2019/790 has been implemented into Luxembourg law

On 1 April 2022, the bill implementing the EU directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market was finally adopted.

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EU & US: The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework: A new realpolitik for data?

On 25 March 2022, the European Commission and the United States announced agreement in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework. This …

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European Electronic Communication Code adopted

The Law of 17 December 2021 on electronic communications networks and services ("Law") was published on 22 December 2021 and came into force on 26 Dec…

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Whistle-blowers: draft law transposing EU Directive in Luxembourg

On the 10th January 2022, Luxembourg’s government introduced a draft law n° 7945 (the “Draft law”) transposing the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the Eur…

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CSSF guidance on virtual assets - Recent developments in the financial sector

On 29 November 2021, the Commission de surveillance du Secteur Financier (the “CSSF”) published a Communiqué entitled “CSSF guidance on virtual assets…

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European Electronic Communication Code adopted

The Law of 17 December 2021 on electronic communications networks and services  (the "Law") was published on 22 December 2021 and came into force on 2…

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The European Telecommunications Code has now been implemented

The law of 17 December 2021, which implements Directive (EU) 2018/1972 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (the “EECC”) into Luxe…

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Data protection notices after the Whatsapp case: what's the message?

A few months ago, the Irish Data Protection Commission imposed an administrative fine of EUR 225 million on WhatsApp Ireland Limited, declaring the co…

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CNPD publishes new guidelines on cookies

The Luxembourg Data Protection Authority (the ‘Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données’, or ‘CNPD’) has published updated guidelines on co…

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Why all companies should care about the UN's cybersecurity & software update regulations – lessons for all…

Not in the automotive sector? It doesn't matter: two Regulations adopted by UNECE (a United Nations body) on cybersecurity and software updates in the…

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IT and cloud outsourcing: new notification regime

On 14 October 2021, the CSSF published its new CSSF Circular 21/785 with regard to replacing the prior authorisation obligation with a prior notificat…

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New rules on material IT outsourcing in the financial sector

Effective 15 October 2021, financial institutions must notify the CSSF of any planned outsourcing of material IT activities. This notification obligat…

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Luxembourg IP Box tax regime : end of the transition period

On 22nd March 2018, Luxembourg had adopted a new ‘’IP Box’’ regime applicable to income (including capital gains) derived from eligible intellectual p…

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GDPR - Adequacy decisions for the UK

The Adequacy Decisions come just in time to continue the bridging mechanism applicable under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and th…

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First sanctions issued by the National Commission for Data Protection

The National Commission for Data Protection (hereinafter the “CNPD”) has made public its first 18 administrative decisions and sanctions, including si…

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GDPR - EU Commission adopts new Standard Contractual Clauses

On Friday, 4 June, the European Commission took a further step to reinforce legal certainty under the GDPR by adopting two new sets of Standard Contra…

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Luxembourg data protection authority publishes first decisions

For the very first time, the National Commission for Data Protection (“CNPD”) has published 18 decisions, six of which inflicted fines ranging from 1.…

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