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Moldova: Tax Incentives for IT Parks

(Aug. 4, 2015) It was reported on August 3, 2015, that the Parliament of Moldova had approved draft legislation on tax incentives for information technology parks. (Vasile Foltea, Moldova: Tax Incentives Granted to IT Parks, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Aug.3, 2015), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) The draft law provides that the IT […]

Thailand: Draft Laws to Promote Digital Economy

(Dec. 17, 2014) On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand’s Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for Draft Laws on Digital Economy Committee, Restructuring of ICT Ministry, NATION (Dec. 16, 2014).) One proposed law is on […]

India: Possible Amendment of IT Law to Address Cybercrimes Against Women

(Aug. 21, 2014) It was reported on August 15, 2014, that the Indian government has taken preliminary steps to introduce amendments to India’s information technology law that would specifically treat cybercrimes against women. The move comes in the wake of reports of men recording rapes of women and girls with their smartphones and using the […]

Court of Justice of the European Union: Data Retention Directive Held Invalid

(May 21, 2014) On April 8, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a much-anticipated judgment concerning the legality of Directive No. 2006/24/EC, commonly referred to as the Data Retention Directive. (Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the Retention of Data Generated […]

Brazil: Justice Tribunal of the State of Rio de Janeiro Implements New Means to Access Legal Materials

(May 2, 2014) The Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro has implemented a new means to access the laws used during the sessions of the tribunal. The Electronic System for Judgment Sessions (Sistema Eletrônico de Sessão de Julgamento, eSSJ), which was designed according to the sustainability and economy policy established by […]