On 23 March and 24 March 2022 KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI KG LEGAL will take part in a virtual summit Code to Cloud organized by Palo Alto Networks.
Code to Cloud is dedicated to covering security best practices across cloud native tech stacks and the development lifecycle—from IaC and open source packages to containers and workloads.
The speakers in a number of sessions will cover some key tips for integrating DevOps and security practices, as well as some of the latest research on the state of software security, showing why it is so important to make security efficient and collaborative. The speakers will talk about patterns, technologies, and approaches to evolve systems while minimizing the erosion of security practices. There will be explored the solution with HashiCorp Terraform, Consul, Vault, and Boundary, and patterns how to broadly apply them to one’s system architecture. This talk will be useful to platform, infrastructure, or security architects, and anyone designing or engineering infrastructure systems.
On Wednesday, March 9, U.S. President signed an executive order – a directive through which he manages the federal government’s activities. The decree was dedicated to the problem of digital asset development. The government administration was required to develop a strategy to better understand the risks and opportunities posed by digital assets. With this executive order, the White House directed the Departments of Treasury, Commerce, State and Justice, among others, to examine elements of the rapidly growing cryptocurrency market. The government agencies will review the market over the next six months and prepare a public report with recommendations for the federal government’s approach to digital currencies.
The number of financial frauds consisting in phishing login details in electronic banking services is growing worldwide, including Poland. Fraudsters use the Internet and telephone, impersonating, inter alia, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Credit Information Bureau or banks. As the Bank Cyber Security Center of the Polish Bank Association points out, the methods used by criminals include, inter alia, telephones in which undetermined people call potential victims and pretend to be commonly recognized financial institutions, try to obtain sensitive data used, for example, to log in to electronic banking. Fraudsters can also persuade the people they call to install software on the computer or phone that will allow them to take control of the victim’s device and obtain further data – such as logins and passwords for banking services, as well as SMS codes authorizing transactions financial.
The United States and the European Commission have committed to a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, which will foster trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union when it struck down in 2020 the Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
This Framework will reestablish an important legal mechanism for transfers of EU personal data to the United States. The United States has committed to implement new safeguards to ensure that signals intelligence activities are necessary and proportionate in the pursuit of defined national security objectives, which will ensure the privacy of EU personal data and to create a new mechanism for EU individuals to seek redress if they believe they are unlawfully targeted by signals intelligence activities. This deal in principle reflects the strength of the enduring U.S.-EU relationship, as we continue to deepen our partnership based on our shared democratic values.
A producer of free computer games does not earn money by selling them, but by advertising. Therefore, he pays a higher tax than the one who provides games for a fee – according to the interpretation of the director of the Polish National Tax Information.
As a result of this interpretation, the situation of producers (so-called developers) of paid and free games is diversified: the former are not entitled to the IP Box tax relief, the latter indeed are.
The IP Box relief in Poland consists in taxing income from qualified intellectual property rights at a preferential rate of 5% of personal income tax or corporate income tax. It concerns, among others the income from fees or charges under the license agreement (Article 30ca (7) (1) of the Polish PIT Act and analogous Article 24d (7) (1) of the Polish CIT Act). In practice, therefore, a person who buys a game from the producer (developer) signs a license agreement with him.