CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST EURONA COMMENCE.  THE NATIONAL COURT HAS ADMITTED THE FIRST COMPLAINT AGAINST EURONA FILED BY IURIS&FACTOR ON BEHALF OF DEFRAUDED SAVERS.   For more than a year and a half, the law firm Iuris&Factor accepted the assignment to act in defense of the interests of its clients (and of the […]

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee commissioned a study to evaluate and analyze, from a legal and ethical perspective, a number of future European civil law rules in robotics (i) ; and now, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has voted in favor of a resolution calling for new laws addressing robotics and artificial intelligence according a draft report (ii). The report will next be voted on by the full house in February 2017, requiring an absolute majority.

Some abstracts of proposes:
The most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons with specific rights and obligations, including that of making good any damage they may cause.
A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
A robot is not a human and will never be human. A robot can show empathy but it cannot feel empathy.
Whereas in the scenario where a robot can take autonomous decisions, the traditional rules will not suffice to activate a robot’s liability, since they would not make it possible to identify the party responsible for providing compensation and to require this party to make good the damage it has caused.

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Issued the proposal for a regulation of the European Parlament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC. (Brussels, 10.1.2017). Leer más

Ruthven Gemmell WS is the new President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

His presidency is supported by Antonín Mokrý (Czech Republic) as 1st Vice-President, José de Freitas (Portugal) as 2 nd Vice-President, and Ranko Pelicarić (Croatia) as 3rd Vice-President.

Mr Gemmell was president of the Law Society of Scotland from 2006-07, and joined the CCBE as the Scottish representative to the UK delegation in 2007. Ruthven Gemmell takes over from Michel Benichou.

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En el año 2016 hemos iniciado la colaboración académica y editorial, en calidad de profesores y como directores de distintas áreas jurídicas, de la obra Big Data y Big Data Online ISDE, que reforzaremos en este año 2017, como miembros del Consejo Asesor.

In 2016 we have begun an academic and editorial collaboration with Big Data’s work and online ISDE as professors and directors of different legal areas. A collaboration that we will strengthen during 2017 as members of the Advisory Board.