Data protection in Sweden | Hellström Law

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Since 25 May 2018, the principal data protection legislation in the EU, and therefore in Sweden, is Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ or ‘GDPR’).

Enterprise GC 2023: Gen Z debate among show-stealers at flagship GC event


Unperturbed by the somewhat damp weather conditions, the great and the good of the in-house community flocked to Enterprise GC and Syon House in April to enjoy a variety of stimulating plenary sessions, workshops, keynote speeches and roundtables, not to mention a glittering gala dinner in the great conservatory.

Wrestling the bear – negotiating deals in the current market


Nathalie Tidman, Legal Business and The In-House Lawyer: Is it an oversimplification to say that inflationary pressure, if it eases, will kick-start M&A again? Eric Knai, Eversheds Sutherland: We have been having a lot of discussions with our clients but also with investment bankers, bankers and economists. They say that inflation is a factor, but …

Fighting talk


Litigation is increasing as ESG commitments and promises come under increasing scrutiny from activists, consumers and investors. It is a trajectory that will increase upwards, with the introduction of more ESG-related regulation and the proposed extension of the ‘failure to prevent’ remit. In this roundtable, we asked some of the UK’s most prominent in-house lawyers …

The Corporate diplomat: Debating the value of hard power vs soft power as a GC


Douglas Alexander, Pinsent Masons: I will first contextualise and attempt to define ‘soft power’ because, it is more often discussed than defined, and in that sense, I should probably declare an interest. In addition to many roles I hold, I have been a senior fellow at the Belfer Center in the Kennedy School of Government …

A perfect storm


The insurance litigation world promises to be a busy one in 2023; an uptick in interest across novel areas – particularly ESG and technology – combined with the squeeze of an economic downturn provides the dramatic backdrop to a period which is likely to see a huge amount of activity.

Catch me if you can


One of the greatest challenges that in-house legal teams confront from a data protection and cyber security perspective is staying up to date with trends and threats that seem to develop at an almost exponential rate. DLA Piper’s data protection and cyber security specialist Ross McKean explains: ‘Life was relatively simple in the early days …

Reputation management in the digital age


The struggle to remain up to date with new developments, to identify and stop the spread of harmful information and protect against increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks can feel daunting and unrelenting. For in-house legal teams, though, a range of tools and strategies are available to help regain and retain control.