Technology

Modern copyright law is mainly focused on the protection and licensing of software, says the attorney at Deloitte Legal

Law and IT represent very specific and demanding disciplines, which mainly call for a thorough approach. We encounter both areas on a daily basis both in personal and working life. It is the latter that may impose a challenge striving for compliance with legislation along with keeping up with digital technologies. Jan Kuklinca, attorney at Deloitte Legal knows something about that. He focuses on IT law and assists clients in the areas of digital signatures, software licenses or intellectual property protection. In the interview, we asked him what the work in such a specific legal field was like. 

5. 1. 2021

Many people have learned to use new services. This is good news for tech companies, says Libor Čížek from Citi Commercial Bank

Thanks to automated solutions, the usual banker skills from the past years are no longer enough. Communication with clients is more technical and project-managed by various implementation teams focusing on the development of services for digital economy companies, from e-commerce to software to fintech. “Cooperation therefore requires involvement of IT people on both sides,” says Libor Čížek from Citi Commercial Bank, where he leads a section focused on services for digital companies. He adds that “as for other trends, it is mainly about shifting the bank’s corporate customer experience closer to the retail banking customer’s experience, despite the higher complexity of services in the corporate world.” Another key aspect is the digitisation process, which has been accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. 

16. 12. 2020

Greycortex is like a doctor, preventing clients from catching a cyber-disease

What a person encrypts, a person can also decrypt. This was true a couple of years ago. Nowadays, cyber-criminals use advanced technologies and their attacks are much more sophisticated and targeted, and consequences are much worse. “Not only the good guys (i.e. cyber protection companies) but also the bad guys are evolving. Attacks are aimed at weak points and human errors,“ says Petr Chaloupka, CEO of Greycortex, a company that focuses on IT and industrial network security. The story of this company that succeeded among the fastest growing tech companies began long before its foundation. It is a story about passion, vision, skills and a ton of humour. And, in a way, it is connected to the beginning of computerisation in Czechoslovakia. 

7. 12. 2020

The Electronic Signing of Documents: A Phenomenon in the Time of Digitization, but a Necessity in the Time of Crisis

Czech legislation permits companies, and their clients, to use several kinds of online communication, including those with the use of remote contract signing. Although it is not regulatory news, there are companies that have not yet embraced such digitisation, even in these times. During the coronavirus crisis, interaction without physical presence is not only an interesting bonus, it is an outright necessity. We have therefore summarised key information that will help companies avoid disruption in communication with their customers, continue entering into contracts, and still meet all the requirements of current measures. 

25. 11. 2020

Trading is like a high performance sport, even the slightest misstep costs a lot of money, says Otakar Šuffner from FF Trader

Expansion into 180 countries, monitoring tens of thousands of accounts a day, a year-on year growth from 1465 % to 2356 % and, for the second time in a row, the Fastest Growing Rising Star award winner for Central Europe in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition. This is FF Trader, a company that finds successful traders on financial markets through its FTMO platform. “When we started out five years ago, a few similar platforms had already existed. We were not unique but as we continued growing and adding more services, we became an established trading platform,“ says Otakar Šuffner, FF Trader CEO. 

19. 11. 2020

Personal Data Processing News

This time we focus on the most important findings from the published information regarding inspections and decisions of the Office for Personal Data Protection in the first half of 2019. We are also reporting on further development concerning codes of conduct and certifications, on the procedure in the event of a security breach and procedure for informing customers about personal data processing, on an important decision related to cookies, and on an effort to unify the procedure for issuing penalties in Germany, and possibly the whole EU. 

22. 11. 2019

The Czech Producer of 3D Printers Prusa Research Wins Additional Points: It is Growing Faster than 497 Firms in the EMEA Region

The 2018 winner of the Central European ranking Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Czech 3D printer manufacturer Prusa Research, succeeded also in the Fast 500 category including five hundred fastest growing tech companies from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Growth rate of 17,122% catapulted the company to the podium and secured its third place in the ranking. Other Czech companies were also successful: Kiwi.com, Pilulka Distribuce, Proficio Marketing, ZOOT, Creative Dock and IDEA StatiCa. Congratulations! 

24. 9. 2019

Cyber security: Do you know how to protect your company against hacker attacks?

Increasingly smarter technologies are inevitably followed by new methods and techniques of attacks. Cybercrime has been on the rise; criminals have been more and more sophisticated and traditional firewall itself is no longer an obstacle for even an average hacker. Our teams of specialists from Risk Advisory advise on how to counter these and other digital threats, their courses introduce principles and mechanisms of cyber security to those who are interested. 

23. 9. 2019