What is a Compliance Officer?

Posted by media on May 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The corporate world today operates in a labyrinth of increasingly strict laws: fiscal, money laundering and fraud, etc. For that reason organizations no longer have to manage only the possible legal consequences stemming from their activity; they must also pre-empt them.

The increasingly common presence of Compliance Officers has become the answer to these challenges. Do you know their duties? What is their area of responsibility? And what relationship do they have with the Board of Directors?

In this post we will discuss this professional in charge of monitoring and managing compliance related issues in businesses.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Law Firms

Digital identity: did you know that yours can be stolen?

Posted by media on March 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Digital identity theft is one of the issues that concerns experts and users alike because of the ease that the Internet offers criminals to commit fraudulent acts.

This crime involves impersonating another person and assuming their identity with the information obtained for financial gain or in order to damage the reputation of the person concerned.

In this post, we will explain this digital identity violation that is catching on and how advanced electronic signatures help protect it.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Law Firms

What is the eIDAS Regulation and how does it benefit companies?

Posted by media on January 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The eIDAS Regulation is a European regulation that establishes a common legal framework for trust services and means of electronic identification in the European Union.

The purpose of eIDAS, in line with the purpose for which the EU was created, is to facilitate any type of electronic transaction between citizens, companies and public administrations of any State of the Union.

In other words, any citizen of the EU can easily and safely access any public or private service offered by any State or company in the European Union. In short, it is about moving towards a truly digital single market.

In this post we will explain what the eIDAS Regulation is in more detail and what benefits it implies for companies.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Law Firms

Cyber insurance faces up to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation

Posted by media on January 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Cyber insurance is a type of insurance used to cover damages that may be caused by a cybercrime. This could include the theft of personal data of clients, employees or suppliers.

A company which falls victim to the theft of third party data, or loses customer data due to either computer or human error (i.e. treatment of data with due care) can face significant penalties, as stipulated in the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In this post we will explain what cyber insurance is, which crimes it can cover, and which aspects of the new GDPR are relevant with regards to the processing of personal data.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Law Firms

What defines your digital identity and what legal rights are associated with it?

Posted by media on November 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Image: artwork by Nick Gentry

Digital identity  is what identifies us as citizens in the 2.0 world, since it allows for the singularization and association of information to a physical person, in a digital context. The terms digital identity and online reputation are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

In this post we explain and differentiate the concepts of digital identity and online reputation. We will also review the rights associated with digital identity, as well as the legal tools that the law offers to control information associated with that digital identity.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Law Firms

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