Law

Uncertainties regarding the processing of biometric data persist; experts’ opinions on their processing differ

In recent months, the Office for Personal Data Protection (the “Office”) has attracted the attention of both the professional and non-professional public with its decisions or statements on the processing of biometric data, specifically in relation to dynamic biometric signature and attendance systems. As there are a number of open issues with regard to the new data protection legislation, the opinions and approaches of experts regarding the conditions under which data may be processed differ as well. What does the professional debate currently deal with? 

19. 9. 2019

Personal Data Processing News [July 2019]

Personal data protection does not go unnoticed even in the summer. Great attention was attracted in particular by the British data protection authority ICO, which announced the possibility of imposing fines worth of millions of pounds on British Airways and Marriott. The European Data Protection Board also kept busy and adopted a series of important documents at its last meeting. The fate of standard contractual clauses and the Privacy Shield as a tool for transferring personal data to third countries and the US remains in the centre of attention. 

6. 8. 2019

Court versus Arbitration Proceedings: Do You Know How to Tackle Business Disputes Efficiently?

Most probably, all entrepreneurs have experienced some kind of business conflict in conducting their day-to-day business. Even though some industries are more prone to dispute than others, all businesses, from the smallest family firms up to large multinational corporations have to deal with disputes. Business conflicts that go much further beyond the regular terms may even jeopardise a firm’s existence per se. Therefore, there is a question of how to tackle such disputes efficiently. 

30. 7. 2019

The most significant changes in the field of labour migration after the amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners

The amendment to the Act on the Residence of Aliens, which was signed by the President of the Czech Republic on 4th of July and was sent to be published in the Collection of the laws should come into effect in August 2019. The implementing regulations which are part of the amendment should come into effect in September 2019. Based on the EU transposition directive, the changes will enable foreign university students and researchers to stay in the Czech Republic up to nine months after completing their studies or research activities on the basis of a long-term residence for the purpose of finding a job or starting a business. 

15. 7. 2019

Will the New Legislation Help Accelerate the Preparation and Realisation of Construction?

In recent years, all the new or forthcoming legal regulations amending construction legislation have had something in common – to accelerate and simplify building permit processes. No wonder – within developed countries, the Czech Republic is at the very tail of various rankings and surveys mapping, among other things, the length of construction preparation. To give an example – based on the World Bank Report “Doing Business 2019”, the Czech Republic takes 156th place. 

25. 6. 2019

Future challenges of fast growing businesses: What happens if you ignore red flags?

If you type “compliance” into your browser, you instantly get almost 1 billion search results. In the last few years, many corporate scandals went public and got us all thinking about compliance more than ever before. Especially if your company is among the fastest growing on the market. How to prevent complications that can lead to prosecution, huge financial losses, or even extinction of your company? 

14. 6. 2019

The Czech Republic is among the countries that have set a national definition of a family business. Deloitte Legal was involved in its preparation

Family businesses have to be considered a significant element of the Czech economy which is worth supporting. They often operate in regions, where they create additional jobs and maintain regional products, increase local employment rate and work as a prevention of depopulation of the countryside. They also show a relatively high stability and they can therefore support the economy even in times of recession. Until now, however, we have lacked a national regulation that would clearly define a family business as such. 

12. 6. 2019

Mountaineering is more similar to competition regulation than you think. How to become a Leopard on the market?

When the mountains are you passion and you aspire to become a Snow Leopard and to win the prestigious award for climbers of five peaks of 7000m and above located in the former Soviet Union – you must exert considerable effort. You undergo immense risk and must rely on your organisational skills, perseverance, patience as well as team work. You must think of the big picture. As in business. Mountaineering is more similar to guidance of the firms though the limits of the competition regulation than you think. Why don´t you win in economic competition and become a Leopard in your market? 

28. 5. 2019