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The 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC19) is around the corner. The most important mobile technology event comes back to Barcelona from 25th to 28th of Feburary in Gran Vía and Montjuïc exhibition area of Fira Barcelona. MilContratos.com as one of the startups will be present in Spain Pavilion.

A ruling of the First Chamber of the Constitutional Court has prohibited the search in digital newspaper archives by proper names. This opinion is a reflection of the controversy and the supposed incompatibility between the right to information and the "right to be forgotten", which has been generated in specialized networks and forums.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:44

New trends in "e-Sports"

The e-sports or electronic sports have a very high potential for economic development and transformation of society. No one doubts that these videogame competitions are here to stay.

However, as with other innovative industries, regulation always seems to be behind schedule in relation to its development and its advances. But this does not mean that the participants of these competitions, who mobilize large sums of money, do not have legal obligations.

The law on payment services has been reformed, with the aim of reinforcing card transactions on the internet or mobile phones and the security of electronic payments. The Council of Ministers has approved the preliminary draft of this law; it adapts Directive 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The digital transformation has reached the judicial level, with the implementation of Digital Justice. The digitalization of the procedures makes it possible at present that the queries, documentation shipments and signatures of documents, are made via internet.

The Internet has conquered the life of the world and has put most human activities within reach of one click. The traditional financial system has also received the impact and has been shaken by this digital revolution. The FinTech entities are one of the consequences of these transformations.

Once again, WhatsApp and Facebook have aroused great controversy about their privacy policies. The security of its users has been compromised, due to the non-consensual cession and processing of personal data accumulated on both platforms. In response to pressure from various European organizations, the AEPD has taken the decision to sanction the technological megacompany.

Some novelties in the relationship between artificial intelligence and the legal world, suggest that smart devices will allow the user to know the possibility of having recourse to a specific topic.

As of next May, the new regulations for data protection promoted by the European Union come into force. It aims to establish very clear rules regarding the handling of user data. In this way, greater protection is achieved in terms of the privacy of people, which has been seriously compromised since the massive use of the Internet.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:40

The General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD)

This 2018 will bring us important news in terms of data protection. The new measures will be mandatory compliance by companies and entities.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:28

WhatsApp and Twitter as evidence in trials

WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging systems in the world. Because of its immediacy, scope and simplicity, it was to be expected that this would happen. What perhaps few suspected, is that conversations conducted by that channel, could be presented as evidence in trials.

Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:59

Growing concern about online algorithms

Hay preocupación en la Comisión Europea por el uso de algunos programas digitales. Particularmente, están en la mira aquellas aplicaciones que gestionan tarifas online. Al parecer, están incurriendo en prácticas poco éticas, de cara al mercado.

One of the furore news of the week was the announcement that Spain is preparing to take off the drone sector. To better understand this news, we will see below how this technology will be applied in our country.

The transformation of the world caused by technology is a source of satisfaction for many people. Companies and organizations gradually discover the advantages of technological innovations. But as a counterpart, it is also a source of concerns that are affecting the world more and more.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:10

A new tool for compliance with data protection

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has presented the tool "Facilitates RGPD". This is an online questionnaire that will help companies know how far they comply with data protection.

Recall that European legislation is quite rigid with data handled by companies. These are the main responsible for the computer security, in case of attacks of third parties and leaks of information.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 12:36

Is it legal to record images with drones?

All citizens have the right to privacy. It should be remembered that even the law enforcement agencies, if they do not have a court order in their hands, can carry out surveillance or recordings of people in public spaces, much less in private spaces. This would be a violation of the right to personal privacy.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:23

What if a dron was a Big Brother?

In no time the drones have invaded world airspace and seem to have an infinite range of uses. For example, in several countries have already been released drone pizza delivery that bring home the famous Italian dish. However, the use of dron technology is not always peaceful and can raise numerous legal, ethical and safety issues.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 07:33

What is consumption 3.0?

New technologies and the Internet have fostered and implemented new consumption patterns in recent years. An alternative consumption that establishes the relationship between the one who offers a product and who needs a specific need, a model where it is allowed to lend, rent, buy or sell products based on specific needs and not so much for economic benefit, Known as collaborative economy.

Recently the population has seen a new wave of cyber attacks have hit a number of relevant companies and institutions worldwide, terms like malware or ransomware (ransom, rescue, and 'ware', software) begin to sound more. These cyber attacks consist of the dissemination of a certain malicious software that restricts access to certain files or parts of the affected system, demanding the payment of a ransom in exchange. That is why we should all have a basic notion of what it is and how to protect ourselves from it.

The arrival in our lives of virtual assistants has turned many of the devices that surround us into habitual suspects of espionage. Not in vain, collect personal information at all times and remain listening constantly waiting for the order to get them started.

With the ruling made public yesterday by the CJEU, the court delimits the scope of action of the right of digital suppression and again seeks a balance between this right and the rest of legal obligations.

We all have a friend, acquaintance or brother-in-law who has gotten an incredible bargain over the Internet. Encouraged by concepts such as "do not have a store open to the public everything is cheaper" or "sell so much that can greatly reduce margins" many people venture to make purchases through the internet that would never do in a street trade , To the extent that they would distrust the quality of the product or service.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:23

Rights of the online buyer

With the revolution and the advancement of new technologies, today there are many people who shop over the Internet. These business conducted over the Internet is known as e-commerce.

The judgments of the Board of Administrative Litigation of TS (Case no. 1381 and 1387/2016, both of 13 June 2016 and the presentation made by Judge Mr. Herrero Pina) confirm the need to perform the procedure for exercise of the right to be forgotten after the publication of the new European data protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016).

After what happened last December 2nd the United States Department of Justice, was behind a possible suspect in the assault of San Bernardino.

Monday, 18 May 2015 12:16

How to prevent Cybercrime

Let's talk about cybercrime or in other words, the crime committed through computers via Internet. The illicit use of equipment to promote illegal activities such as child pornography, theft of personal information or violation of the laws of association, all these actions can be classified as Cybercrime. Most of these bad behaviors are developed through Internet and its study has become very important in recent decades because Internet use has spread to all sectors of society including business, entertainment, medical services, sport or media industry among others.

Increased Internet activity triggered doubts and legal problems that users face in their daily lives, from identity theft to claims for purchases.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:51

Justice launches a service for disabled

It has launched an application for mobile devices through consultations of persons with hearing or speech disabilities, who may communicate via text messages in real time shall address the Ministry of Justice.

Monday, 01 December 2014 10:14

Get me out of your fucking mailing list

The unwanted email lists, that can attack any authentic inbox with spam, have their counterpart in the academic and scientific world. While an Australian researcher has made the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology accepted for publication Article Get off me Fucking Your Mailing List (Get me out of your fucking mailing list, in its plain English translation).

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:47

The BOE hidden under Google through oblivion

The robots exclusion standard, also known as robots.txt protocol is a text file that prevents a web crawler as, for example, Googlebot, find a site determined and reflected in the results of searches directions. This tool is very useful if someone does not want particular information appear in search engines like Google or Bing, in view of everyone, and preferred remaining buried on the internet. There are many sites that use it for different purposes. The page of the Official Gazette (BOE) is one of them.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:51

Grows fifty percent judicial procedures

Judicial proceedings for wrongful acts related to information and communications technology (ICT) in 2013 amounted to 11,990, representing an increase of 50.64% compared to the 7,957 open procedures in 2012, according to the Annual Report of the Office. The data can not be interpreted as reflecting a growth of criminal crime, but as an approach to these "increasingly complex" offenses, whose real scope is still "unknown" according to the Attorney accurate.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:57

Google news can close in Spain

If finally the controversial Intellectual Property Law in the Senate approved, Google could close its Google News news platform in Spain as it would not be willing to pay a fee to the media which enlazasen their news.

Friday, 05 September 2014 10:41

Google first sanction not to apply oblivion

France was the first country to give a slap on Google for failing to properly implement the right to cancel data, according imposed last May, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In what is now the first sentence of the right to oblivion against technology in Europe, a French court just force the Internet giant to implement this right on all links of all extensions. And not just to particular.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 08:39

Approved first opinion Internet of Things

European data protection authorities emphasize the economic and social benefits that can make this technology, but also identify and warn of the risks they may pose to the privacy of individuals.