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Today, more than 28 million people in the EU work through digital platforms in a wide variety of sectors. With the aim of improving the working conditions of these platform workers, the Commission published a proposal for a Directive on 9 December 2021. According to the Commission, the proposed Directive should ensure greater protection of platform workers. If the Directive is adopted, European member states will have two years to adapt their national legislation accordingly.

Deciphering Data, Baker McKenzie’s global webinar series on data privacy and security, aims to help you decode complex developments in cybersecurity, data protection, workplace privacy, regulatory updates, litigation and enforcement. There are a series of discussions on data protection in Latin America from Tuesday 7 September 2021 – Thursday 9 September 2021.

Baker McKenzie Latin America Financial Institutions industry group’s FintechFest is the first of a series of webinars that aims to provide insights on key market trends, opportunities, and legal and regulatory challenges to guide financial institutions and technology companies through the panoply of issues in the rapidly evolving fintech sector. In Latin…

The recently published draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations have significant implications for online gaming companies in their current form. The Regulations are out of sync with the commercial realities of online content distribution and gaming platforms and impose extensive administrative and cumbersome obligations on online distributors .Janet MacKenzie, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry group, and Reinhardt Biermann, Associate, at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, explain the implications.

COVID-19 has led to an increase in online business dealings and transactions, which has resulted in a steady rise in cybercrime. Criminals are using techniques such as authorized push payment fraud to steal large sums of money from unsuspecting individuals and entities. Wian Steyn, Senior Associate, and Rui Lopes, Associate, in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Johannesburg, discuss how this fraud takes place, and the legal obligations and duties imposed on investment managers, investors and banks, to protect against it.

NHSX, the technology and digital unit of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), recently published its draft Digital Health Technology Standard.

The standard aims to accelerate how digital health technologies (DHTs) are reviewed, commissioned and scaled for use across the wider health and care system, and provides guidance to support digital health technology developers.

After Easter customers will be allowed to enter hardware and garden stores, stores of construction materials, iron and wood shops and shops where the customer area does not exceed 400 m². Regarding the Corona Relief Fund the government announced first broad lines. This once again prompted us, to update our…