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Radar: Technology & Communications Update - May 2016

Radar looks at a range of legislative developments including the agreement of the Trade Secrets Directive and the finalisation of the EU data protection package.

General Data Protection Regulation to apply from 25 May 2018
The EU’s data protection reforms have been published in the Official Journal and the countdown to compliance has officially begun.

EU Trade Secrets Directive
The Trade Secrets Directive has been adopted by the European Parliament and is en route to publication in the Official Journal.

EU net neutrality and roaming rules now apply
The EU’s controversial net neutrality rules now apply and the first set of reductions to EU roaming tariffs has been made.

In brief

Download - Brexit
As the EU Referendum approaches, the impact of potential Brexit is hotly debated with unknowns frequently flung around as fundamental truths on both sides. If the UK votes to leave the EU on 23 June, we will be in unchartered waters but that does not mean we cannot anticipate and prepare. This month Download considers the impact Brexit might have on particular sectors, including financial services, data protection, competition, intellectual property and employment. We also consider the potential impact of Brexit on German businesses.

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