Consumers across the EU are about to be granted broader opportunities for the collective defense of their rights.
Video surveillance footage often contains images of people. As this information can be used to identify these people either directly or indirectly, it qualifies as personal data.
The European Parliament has recently approved a resolution addressing several challenges arising from the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) technologies. The resolution references several major pieces of work carried out by the European Commission on AI and provides a list of existing EU instruments that are relevant to AI and ADM — which together present a potential roadmap of areas of reform.
Romania has been reclassified from frontier to secondary emerging market effective from September 2020, FTSE Russell announced following its annual review of the country’s capital market. This means that large funds which were restricted to act in frontier markets could invest here, improving the development of the capital market. The problematic criteria which have put Romania on stand-by for three years since it was included on the FTSE Russell watch list was that of liquidity, namely the volume of transactions.
The EU Commission has started talks with businesses and trade unions to ensure a fair minimum wage for all EU workers, in a larger context set by the European Pillar of Social Rights. Among the proposed advantages of the initiative: avoiding poverty and preventing wage dumping.
Free movement of people is a fundamental right of the European project. Over 17 million of European citizens have chosen in recent years to take advantage of the freedom of movement within the EU and started to live or work in other countries than their own. Among them, some have a specific legal status: the posted workers.
Directive 2019/1152 aims at setting new rights for all workers in the EU, particularly those in more precarious jobs, such as casual or short-term employment, on-demand workers, intermittent workers, voucher-based workers, and platform workers.
Main elements of the Directive include paternity leave, parental leave, carers’ leave and flexible working arrangements.
On July 18, 2019, Law no. 129 of July 11, 2019 for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, as well as for the Amendment and Completion of Legal Acts (“Law no. 129 / 2019”) was published in the Official Gazette of Romania.