On 24 January 2017, the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman published guidance (in Finnish) for companies on how to prepare for the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  Although the guidance serves as a high-level introduction to the GDPR, it unfortunately does not go into specific details of the GDPR. Thus, it does […]

Finnish Marketing Law: Sales Cannot Go on Forever
January 31, 2017

If a retailer offers the same discounts continuously for more than two months or alternatively for more than three months per calendar year, the discounted prices are not actually considered discounted prices but rather permanent prices of the retailer. Advertising the price as a discounted price in such a case is deemed to constitute misleading […]

Directive on Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms The proposed new EU Council Directive on Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (COM(2016) 686 final) lays out rules to resolve disputes between Member States on eliminating double taxation of income from business and the rights of taxpayers in this context. The European Commission concluded that the imposition of […]

The EU Commission’s proposal for a new Regulation on e-privacy leaked before the holidays. The draft text of the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation repealing the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC) was not intended to be published until 2017, but the draft text of the proposal leaked. The official version of the proposal […]

Nedräkningen till julafton har officiellt börjat och vad passar väl bättre när det är kallt och mörkt utomhus än att sitta inne i värmen och spela spel, leka lekar och pyssla med nära och kära? För att förena nytta med nöje har vi tagit fram arbetsrättsliga varianter av våra mest älskade sällskapsnöjen i form av […]

On Tuesday 13 December, the Article 29 Working Party (an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy, comprising of representatives of national data protection authorities) published its first set of guidelines on the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). The guidelines and associated FAQ cover the following areas: Right to data portability (Guidance […]