2016 starts with more prizes for our IPT team! Yesterday we have been awarded Italian TMT/Telecoms and Biomedical Law Firm Year at the TopLegal Awards. Here is a selfie from Giangi, Alessandro, Giulio, Gualtiero and Roberto collecting the prizes.
On February 3rd, the day after announcement of the US-EU Privacy Shield provisional agreement, DLA Piper’s Carol Umhoefer, Jim Halpert and Giangi Olivi discussed EU data protection developments at Bloomberg Law’s 2016 Outlook on Privacy and Data Security, in Washington DC, following a presentation by Shannon Coe, privacy leader at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, that summarized the terms of the provisional agreement. Here is a short analysis of the issues they discussed.
It is not new that the fashion industry often takes inspiration from designs and method of productions of cultural heritage or traditional know-how of indigenous or local communities. A substantial number of fashion designers rely on indigenous and traditional crafts, block printing and embroidery techniques to create new designs and materials. For instance, last year the London-based fashion house KTZ debuting at the New York Fashion Week for fall season 2015 featured homage to native American aesthetics; also recently Havaianas commercialized (amazing) flip flops with a design inspired by the Yawalapiti tribe in Amazonia.
While many are not yet aware of the full breadth of the cybercrime phenomenon (cybercrime globally generates more revenues and is more profitable than drug trafficking!), there is a general consensus about the fact that certain breaches cannot be avoided. With a proliferation of connected devices operated remotely and a more pervasive use of data, companies are facing increasing (and more sophisticated) cyber threats. Such trend leads to increasing regulations fostering cybersecurity best practices. Here are our main takeaways from the cybersecurity seminar held in Milan last week.
Great news are expected in EU and Italian media landscape, as 2016 will be crucial for the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy of the EU Commission. Hence, this one could not be merely a transitional year, but an actual boost for the media industry, both from a regulatory and business perspective.