• New EU regulation governing the use of drones

    On 11 June 2019, the European Union published common rules on the use of drones (the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947), aiming to help protect the safety and privacy of EU citizens while at the same time enabling the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the European Union.

  • Merger Control Update

    Simonsen Vogt Wiig's competition practice, in cooperation with Chambers, on 5 August published the updated annual Merger Control guide for Norway.

  • Piano Software B. V. has offered to acquire all shares of Cxense

    Piano Software B. V. has offered to acquire all of the shares of the Norwegian technology company Cxense. Cxense is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange. Simonsen Vogt Wiig is acting as legal advisor to Piano in connection with the voluntary offer.

  • CJEU Fashion ID case: Joint controllership for Facebook like buttons

    On 29 July 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concluded that website operators can be deemed joint controllers under the GDPR together with social media providers for using plug ins, such as Facebook Like buttons. However, the parties are joint controllers only in respect of the collection and transmission of personal data to the social media provider, and not in respect of subsequent processing by the social media provider.

  • Changes in the Working Environment Act’s regulations concerning whistleblowing

    Effective 1 January 2020, new rules pertaining to whistleblowing will enter into force. On 11 June 2019, the Norwegian Parliament passed a resolution that all provisions of the Working Environment Act Chapter 2 A shall be amended. The changes in the law mainly contribute to clarification and precise formulation of judicial status so as to make the provisions more accessible and understandable to the users of the law.

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