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Insights

A selection of Paul Foley's insights on corporate, Internet and regulatory issues
EU Cybersecurity Law developments: June 2024

Cyber-attacks, besides being among the fastest-growing form of crime worldwide, are also growing in scale, cost and sophistication. As a consequence, a raft of EU cyber security legislation impacting providers and users of digital services and digital equipment will have effect in 2024 and thereafter. This article provides a update (June 2024) to earlier published material.

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EU Sanctions Compliance

The EU has over 40 different Sanctions (restrictive measures) regimes in place. Some are mandated by the United Nations, whereas others are adopted autonomously by the EU. Compliance therewith is a must.

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EU AI Act: Conformity Assessment

What are the Conformity Assessment requirements in the EU AI Act for AI systems?

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Regulation of Ranking Algorithms (EU Platforms Regulation)

A high ranking in search engine results and on online intermediation services is/are increasingly central to discoverability and visibility online and hence the commercial success of a business. By obtaining an adequate understanding of how ranking functions, business users will be able to compete on a more level playing field when deciding their sales strategies.

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Digital Services Act - DSA

The Digital Services Act sets harmonised rules on the provision of intermediary services in the EU.

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Foundation Models, Generative AI and the EU AI Act

Foundation models including generative AI: the proposed EU legal requirements

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Q&A: EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act July 2023

July 2023: Negotiations on the ground-breaking EU AI Act are in their final stages. In this comprehensive Q&A, we take you through the key provisions impacting compliance.

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GDPR: what companies need to do to comply

May 2023 marked the fifth anniversary of the GDPR coming into force in the EU. As fines imposed for breach of the GDPR increase substantially across the EU, this Article takes you through what you need to do as a business to comply with the GDPR.

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EU anti money-laundering and terrorist financing

The new EU AML/CTF Regime (i) aims to create a comprehensive legal framework for the prevention, detection, and investigation of money laundering and terrorist financing and (ii) aligns the new AML/CTF EU Regime with the recognised international standards of the Financial Action Task Force Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Standards (FATF Standards). In fact, the new regime surpasses the FATF Standards in several areas. This article summarises the regime.

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Legal aspects of investment-based crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an open appeal to the public for funds for a specific project or for a specific objective. (Published by Mondaq, May 2015)

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The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations in investment decision-making are the subject of a complex set of harmonised rules from the EU. Here, we examine the details and look at implications for financial advisors and financial market participants.

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Digital Markets Act (DMA)

The Digital Markets Act ensures, for all businesses, contestable and fair markets in the digital sector across the Union where gatekeepers are present.

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The EU Artificial Intelligence Act

Key points for AI Systems developers and providers

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Share options: helping SMEs to compete

The right share option plan can enable an SME to attract, retain and motivate key individuals. This article describes what is involved in creating and adopting a share option plan.

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Paul Foley Law | EU Crowdfunding Regulation: latest

New EU Regulation creates a harmonised European legal regime for crowdfunding

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Covid MiFID Recovery Directive: relief for investment firms, to help the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

Directive (EU) 2021/338[1] (Covid MiFID Recovery Directive) was finally adopted on 16 February 2021 and effects amendments to Directive (EU) 2014/65 (MIFID II) legal regime to assist the EU’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MSR: Marketing non-food products in the EU

The increasing complexity of international supply chains and a significant increase in online sales, have led to challenges for market surveillance authorities across the EU. The Market Surveillance Regulation or MSR, strengthens market surveillance and the enforcement of Union harmonisation legislation for the products that come within it.

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PSD2 in Ireland: authorisation steps

Key points in applying for a Payment Services Authorisation in Ireland under the European Union (Payment Services) Regulations as amended (PSRs)

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Legal issues to think about for mobile app developers

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) requires a data controller to implement data protection by design and by default (Article 25 GDPR). Organising for and engineering data protection and security requirements into a Mobile APP (APP) is difficult, particularly as APPs are generally developed using the Agile development process.

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Public Limited Companies: Directive (EU) 2017/828

The SRD2 Regulations 2020 (implementing Directive (EU) 2017/828) seek to deal with a number of substantial issues related to listed companies, that have arisen since the financial crisis.

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Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in short

The PSD2 regulatory framework aims to reduce costs, improve the security of payments and facilitate the emergence of innovative new mobile and internet payment methods.
(Published in Financier Worldwide  magazine, December 2016)

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Corporate vehicles available in Ireland

A summary of the main corporate vehicles that can be created under the Irish Companies Act 2014

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