At a time when the economy is hit hard, competition rules increasingly play a central role in guaranteeing a level playing field between businesses.In view of developments on national level and following EU practices in cooperation with the European Competition Network (ECN), the Hellenic Competition Commission issued a Press Release on March 7th 2020, indicating
As governments and businesses work intensively on mitigating the impact of the new COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures have led to an increase in remote working across all sectors. Although remote work, when such is possible, is a necessary precaution measure during the pandemic, it does create new legal challenges. Some of these challenges include:
1) What do we call Force Majeure? What are its implications for contracts? According to Greek law, the term “act of God, force majeure”, is characterized by any unpredictable and extraordinary event which man, in the natural course of things, cannot foresee and prevent by extreme diligence and the prudence of an average. For example,
In the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to limit and delay its spread, many companies are already processing various, new to date for businesses, personal data categories, including special categories of personal data, such as health data . The key issue that arises, however, relates to the extent and nature
Main risks related to the use of Artificial Intelligence → fundamental rights, including personal data and privacy protection and non-discrimination Artificial Intelligence (AI) can perform many functions that previously could only be done by humans. As a result, citizens and legal entities will be increasingly subject to actions and decisions taken by or with
Artificial intelligence and the application of AI in modern life has brought ground-braking changes in modern life, while newest innovative technologies are yet to come. Indeed, AI is a collective expression of multiple sectors bringing together a series of technologies from machine learning systems, in which computers can function, develop and improve through experience, to
The digital single market is one of European Union’s most important achievement and its best offer in times of ever greater globalization. The aim of the DSM strategy is to create an area where businesses and consumers have unrestricted access to digital goods and services all over Europe, where the free flow of data creates
As we continue to add new foods to our diets or introduce new ways of preparing food, consumers all around EU need to be sure that any novel food coming to our tables is safe. In this framework, we should examine the provisions of the new Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 that is applicable as
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not explicitly a global law, but it might be on the way to becoming a de facto law beyond the boundaries of Europe, at least for a number of businesses. GDPR, which was enforced on the 25th of May 2018, affects all businesses based in EU territory acting as
The term ‘genome’ is defined by the scientific community as the entirety of the genetic material (genes) found in a cell or carried by a person. The genome determines a person’s characteristics, such as hair and eye color, or even his/her predisposition to certain diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, asthma and many other illnesses and
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) along with its new requirements will come into force in May 25th 2018. The regulatory framework regarding data controllers and data processors will transform completely, while in some cases of data processing by a company a Data Protection Officer (DPO) shall be compulsory appointed. But what is really
The concept of legitimate interest, to which explicit reference is made in the new General Data Protection Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR), has led to a heated debate as it can be interpreted in various ways and can have different meaning across the numerous State-Members of the European Union. Clarifying the concept of legitimate interest is of