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STOP PRESS: On 11 November 2020 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published recommendations on measures that supplement transfer tools to ensure compliance with the protection of personal data and recommendations on European Essential Guarantees for surveillance measures. Those recommendations were produced to provide further guidance following the Court of Justice's ruling in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (widely know as Schrems II), Case C-311/18. This Practice Note will be updated shortly to reflect the new guidance in those recommendations. For further information, see LNB News 11/11/2020 75.
Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. During this period, the GDPR applies in the UK and the UK generally continues to be treated as an EU (and EEA) state for EEA and UK data protection law purposes. Any references to EEA or EU states in this Practice Note should therefore be read to also include the UK until the end of the implementation period. For further guidance on that period, its duration and the data protection laws that are anticipated to apply after the end of it, see Practice Note: Brexit—implications for data protection.
The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), like its predecessor Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive),
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent and drafting issues.What are conditions precedent?A condition precedent in a commercial contract details an event which must take place before:•a
The principles of the notarial act are that it is:•an act of the notary and not of the parties named in the document•a record of a fact, event or transaction•in the form of a document, notwithstanding the form of the underlying document, fact, event or transactionThe purpose of the notarial act is
Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done by a person who is not conscious of what they are doing. The act may be described as involuntary, but will not be regarded as such
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR relevant to cross border matters, including CPR 5.4C (discussed below). For guidance on the impact of Brexit on the CPR, see Cross border
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