Federal Government adopts draft law for the implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD II)

Federal Government adopts draft law for the implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD II)

The law makes payment initiation services and account information services subject to regulatory supervision by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Furthermore, there will be stricter authentication requirements when making online payments. On February 8, 2017, the federal government adopted a bill to implement the Second Payment Service Directive. It ... Read More »

Spain: Publication of the draft Personal Data Protection Law to replace the Personal Data Protection Law 15/1999

Spain: Publication of the draft Personal Data Protection Law to replace the Personal Data Protection Law 15/1999

The Ministry of Justice has published the draft Personal Data Protection Law to replace Personal Data Protection Law 15/1999 (LOPD, its Spanish acronym) in order to adapt the Spanish regulations to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), passed by the European Union on April 2016. This draft is submitted ... Read More »

Large companies must now report comprehensively on social aspects – sustainability reporting is mandatory from 2017

Large companies must now report comprehensively on social aspects – sustainability reporting is mandatory from 2017

Companies with more than 500 employees must report now not just on financial matters. They must now also report on how they respect the rights of their workers, protect the environment and fight corruption. The law on the Implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Directive (CSR) came into force on ... Read More »

Two insurances do not cover water damage – recourse pursuant to Book 7, Section 961 of the Dutch Civil Code unsuccessful

Two insurances do not cover water damage – recourse pursuant to Book 7, Section 961 of the Dutch Civil Code unsuccessful

Water damage at the Erasmus Medical Centre, which occurred after the 2004 refurbishment, was only covered under buildings insurance and not under CAR insurance because the contract documents did not include a maintenance obligation for the main contractor. What was agreed in the dealings between the main contractor and the ... Read More »

House building near an industrial estate: customised regulations, noise policy plan and dynamic reference to parking policy

House building near an industrial estate: customised regulations, noise policy plan and dynamic reference to parking policy

Building houses near an industrial estate is not straightforward. On the one hand, it must be guaranteed that the homes to be built offer a proper quality of life, but, on the other, this may not impede the nearby businesses in their operations. On 14 June 2017, the Administrative Jurisdiction ... Read More »

Possibly ‘Google light’ in Europe thanks to questions from French Conseil d’État on privacy law and the right to be forgotten

Possibly ‘Google light’ in Europe thanks to questions from French Conseil d’État on privacy law and the right to be forgotten

Over 3 years ago, the European Court of Justice gave the famous Costeja ruling. Since then, it has been clear that search engines are also bound by privacy law and can (therefore) receive correction and removal requests. Privacy law also puts additional strict rules on the processing of so-called special ... Read More »

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