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“Globalization and Cooperation: What Technologized Future Will We Create?” roundtable

On 14 April 2021 Attorney Jakub Gładkowski is taking part in “Globalization and Cooperation: What Technologized Future Will We Create?” roundtable organized by Techonomy. Some of the speakers featured will be Joy Tan – SVP, Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies USA and Scott Malcomson – Author of Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce are Fragmenting the World Wide Web (2015). Director of special projects, Strategic Insight Group; former foreign editor, New York Times Magazine.

Some of the topics discussed will be 5G technology and how it will enable the future of such sectors as manufacturing, transportation, banking, education, and health care.

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KG LEGAL KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI has taken part in Coffee or Cognac networking event organized by ITechLaw Association as its member.

The networking event is a great occasion to connect with other technology lawyers regardless of where they live and discuss, less formally than usual, the most recent cases that they handled.

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Why apart from BEREC there is no regulatory authority in the European Union to oversee the software and internet content economy under EU Regulation 2015/2120?

Why apart from BEREC there is no regulatory authority in the European Union to oversee the software and internet content economy under EU Regulation 2015/2120?

The level of still high digital exclusion around the world does not mean that we do not live in the internet age. The problem is not only caused by the lack of possibility to use services in general, but also by the lack of open internet access. The European Union has been trying to normalize this situation for several years, but still does not have proper regulatory authorities. Why then does the control of the Internet rest on the shoulders of national regulators?

Main objectives of the Regulation 2015/2120

(Full name of the legal act: The Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union)

The most important objective of the Regulation was to ensure equal and non-discriminatory, open internet access in all EU Member States. It has also become necessary to change contractual patterns due to new information obligations imposed on telecommunications undertakings. New rules for data transmission management and regulation of roaming prices in the European Union also came into force.

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Important information for e-mobility market in Poland

New Polish energy law beneficial for the business of distributors of electric car charging stations.

Implementation of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency in Poland – amendment to the Regulation of the Polish Minister of Climate will support the development of electromobility in Poland

New Polish energy law beneficial for the business of distributors of electric car charging stations.

The Polish bill of August 6, 2020, of the Polish Minister of Climate, amending the regulation (link to the legislation track) on detailed rules of the production, the formation and calculation of tariffs and settlements in wind electricity trading, introduces regulations to facilitate the further development of electromobility in Poland. Currently, high and constant distribution fees overburden the operators of generally accessible charging stations in Poland, and in combination with the still low demand for this service, they result in too high costs and a decrease in profitability, which in turn results in a lack of interest in investing in this type of technology.

The project was developed on the basis of the authorizing provision contained in Art. 46 sec. 3 of the Act of April 10, 1997 – Energy Law. One of the changes is the introduction to Polish law of a tariff group intended only for generally accessible charging stations.

The proposed solution implies shifting the financial burden from the fixed component of the network rate and the transitional fee rate to a variable component, which is related to the actual scope of using the charging infrastructure. The fixed distribution fee will be abolished and in its place variable fees will be created, depending on the amount of energy consumed by the station. At the same time, it is necessary, in order to simplify the tariff setting model, to link the prices and rates of charges specified in the tariff with another tariff group that is closest to each type (basic group).

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Digitisation of HR documentation in Poland – Polish Labor Code

Digitisation of HR documentation – Polish Labor Code

You run a Polish company, hire employees, and documents pile up in the HR department?

In January 2018 the legislator found a solution and you can use it.

The Polish Act of 10 January 2018 amending certain acts in connection with the shortening of the period for keeping employee files and their electronification made it possible for an employer in Poland to keep employee files in electronic form, which, pursuant to Article 9411 of the Polish Labour Code, is equivalent to that in paper form.

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