Quarterly update summarising regulatory and legal developments from the last three months in the communications, media and satellite sectors in Europe and China.
On joining the EU, Cyprus implemented Directive 1999/93/EC on a Community framework for electronic signatures.
Based on the order from the Estonian Chamber of Notaries, the Centre of Registers and Information Systems of the Ministry of Justice has tailor-made a new info system „e-notary”, which was taken into use on June 1st 2007 and has brought about numerous positive impacts.
Software can be sold in the widest variety of formats, for
example based on a data carrier, by transfer of a master copy on a
data carrier, by online download, in OEM models or for online use
(cloud computing, ASP, etc.).
With ever greater frequency open source software is becoming a topic at corporate acquisitions, and not only where the sale or acquisition of software enterprises is concerned.
The term "Cloud Computing" is generally used to describe services through which a company accesses software applications, databases, infrastructure and related services via the Internet or other networks.
The passing of the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act (“the SAFE Port Act”) by the US Congress on 30 September 2006 was described by the Chief Executive Officer of a major internet gaming company as a ‘significant setback for our company, our customers and our industry’.
With the ever increasing use of computers in our daily lives and their ability to store and process data, the protection and safeguarding of personal data is becoming increasingly important in today’s world.
As widely reported, the court of Milan has recently convicted three officers of Google in connection with a video, uploaded on Google video, of a boy affected by the Down syndrome being bullied by his classmates.
The development of the Internet in Italy begun only in the late 1990s and Internet use has only recently become widespread.
The Italian Communications’ Regulatory Authority ("ICRA") has issued its decision no. 11/06/CICR which regulates the provision of Voice over Internet Protocol Services and makes the necessary amendments to the national telephone numbering plan.