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

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

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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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What is Digital Identity and how can you protect yours?

Posted by media on November 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Digital identity, which is also known as Identity 2.0, is everything that identifies us in the online world. 

In the online world, in addition to retaining the same data that identifies us in the offline world, our identity is completed through everything we do: comments on articles, likes on Facebook, retweets, photos on Instagram, petitions we sign on Change.org, etc.

This set of online actions contribute to forming the perception that others have about us. In a context where digital identity theft is becoming increasingly common, how can we protect our digital identity?

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The legal validity of contracts signed with advanced electronic signatures

Posted by media on October 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Contracts signed with the advanced electronic signature have legal validity.

Given that in some cases doubts arise to the truth of this statement, due to the mere fact that a contract is signed through an electronic medium such as the advanced electronic signature, in this post we want to explain and answer those questions. And we will do so by taking into account the laws in force that govern the legal validity of contracts in Spain and the law regulating eSignatures in Europe (which applies to all member states).

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eIDAS: a new era for eSignatures in Europe

Posted by media on September 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM

On 1 July 2016 Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014, known as the eIDAS Regulation, entered into force establishing a common legal framework for electronic signatures in the European Union. In this post we review the bases of this new eIDAS Regulation, as well as the new developments regarding the definition and classification of electronic signatures.

In addition, in this post we also review the most relevant aspects that the eIDAS regulates. These include the legal effects of electronic signatures, electronic seals and certified electronic delivery services.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Electronic evidence and its admissibility in court

Posted by media on September 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

These days, the admissibility of electronic evidence in any jurisdiction is increasingly more common: comments in social media, video recordings, instant messaging, certified emails, etc.

But this wide variety of sources of digital evidence must have access to the judicial process through some of the legally prescribed means of proof. For clarifying this topic, in this article we will answer the following questions : what is electronic evidence and how admissible it is in court?

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Registered email: irrefutable evidence in a judicial case

Posted by media on August 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Electronic communication via email the form of communication most common today among companies. It is a fact that every company sends a high number of emails daily with information regarding customers, providers and employees.

On some occasions, as senders we are interested in being able to check if the other party has received and read the content of the email. And for that, we will need to use registered email, which is the electronic proof that allows to prove that the email recipient has received it and read it, although he/she may deny it.

Therefore, registered email is increasingly used among professionals and companies. However, do you know what would happen if you present an email as evidence in court? What legal guarantees does a registered email provide?

In this post, we explain everything you need to know about the registered email and its admissibility as a legal evidence in a court case.

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LegalTech solutions or how technology is also changing the legal sector

Posted by media on August 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Until recently, the only technologies that law firms and legal advisors had adopted were email and office tools such as word processors, spreadsheets or tools to create presentations. At most, some of the more technologically “advanced” law firms may even have cloud storage systems.

But this panorama is changing: a multitude of technological solutions are appearing, whose goal is to facilitate and speed up the daily work for law firms and other companies in the legal sector. Also, professionals in this field are changing their mentality and now they are open to redesigning their way of doing things with the help of technology.

In this post, we review the main LegalTech solutions, thosethat are most notable for their usefulness in the legal sector.

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