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Civil law

The Council of Ministers, in order to achieve the protection of the rights relating to citizens individual privacy, has opted to adjust and modify the penalty regime about the protection and processing of personal data, without waiting for the coming into force of the Organic Law in the matter, that is currently pending parliamentary processing.

On July 19, 2016, the plenary session of the Constitutional Court considered admissible proceedings for unconstitutionality appeals filed by the Government of Catalonia against the supreme law in relation to the Contentious-Administrative field of our country, as is Act 39/2015, of October 1, of the common administrative procedure of the Public administrations. The Catalan Government understands that this law invades regional competences assigned to the autonomous communities regarding the organization, the governing law and the procedure of the public administrations.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:22

The Pro Bono Spain Foundation is born

A total of 28 legal firms join in a valuable effort of a social nature, crystallizing the initiative launched in 2016 by the Vance Center in New York.

This figure is the total of companies that seal a historic agreement to form the working group created by the Pro Bono Foundation on Iberian soil.

The new European Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) has new requirements and obligations. It represents an important change in the traditional model, when facing security measures to guarantee the protection of personal information.

Since May 25, there is a new regulation in Spain and throughout the European Union that regulates the protection of citizens' data. This new regulation has changed importantly the protection criteria. Companies that do not respect the new law have the risk of receiving millions in fines. The fines may reach 20 million euros.

The Supreme Court has set an important criterion, regarding the temporary limitations that can be included in a liability insurance contract.

The Bar Association of Barcelona has stated that, although the new Civil Registry Law should have entered into force on June 30, all forecasts are aimed at a delay until June 30, 2019.

Delays in regulating some aspects

This delay in the implementation of the Civil Registry Law will lead to the postponement of certain issues, such as the one concerning the suppression of the prevalence of the paternal surname, in determining the order of surnames. This particular point has been announced by some media as novel. However, within two years we will not see the implementation implemented.

Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:02

How to change gender in the Civil Registry

On March 15, 2007, Law 3/2007 regulating the rectification of the registration relating to the sex of the persons was promulgated, which permits the change of the registration in the Civil Registry relating to sex as well as the change of name, and Consequently, of all the official documentation of the applicant in order to correspond with his true gender identity. Through this process is also contemplated the change of name to be in accordance with the sex that is claimed.

Jordi and Sandra, neighbors of Prats de Lluçanes (Osona), are not married and have just been parents of little Aleix. This Monday they have inaugurated the registry of stable or de facto couples of Catalunya. The free procedure allows for example that if one of the two is missing the other is entitled to the widow's pension, even if they have not married. So far only 30 Catalan municipalities had this record, after the closure in recent times of about twenty, including those of Badalona and Barcelona. This circumstance prevented many couples, both heterosexual and homosexual, to be constituted as a fact, since the procedure could only be carried out in the municipality where they were registered. There was, however, the possibility of doing so by paying through a notary. Starting this Monday, any Catalan will be able to access it and thus equip themselves with married people. The registry has been presented by the 'conseller' of Justícia, Carles Mundó, who explained that the objective is "to make easy the negotiations".

Monday, 25 July 2016 09:36

Affected by Vueling? Know your rights

There are many users who have been affected by cancellations and delays Spanish carrier Vueling; since the beginning of the month, coinciding with the start of summer vacation for many.

Victims tend to accept lower than they should, to the alternative of using and reporting for better compensation because of the indeterminate timeline that just affected the injured collective compensation.

Monday, 06 June 2016 11:57

Compensation for moral damage

 Sometimes when generating a compensation for moral damages that a person has suffered a great challenge to the judge in the case, when a good or service has gone faulty and an injury has occurred.

Justice Minister held a meeting with associations of victims of road accidents to those who stressed that the reform recently approved by the Government to change the system of assessment of damages caused in such accidents, increases the protection of victims and ensure adequate compensation and adapted to reality.

Monday, 30 March 2015 11:42

Green light for Public Safety Act

This law will come into force on July 1, 2015, except the first final provision, which comes into force on the day following its publication in the BOE day, according to sources of the Congress of Deputies.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do you have a household employee entitled to compensation in case of dismissal?

Yes, in case of unfair dismissal, he is entitled as any worker, even if you work for hours. In this case, the compensation should be calculated based on the actual hours worked, wages and seniority.