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Civil liability of software using biometrics on the grounds of Polish jurisdiction

  1. Introduction

We live in a smartphone era, almost every of the latest smartphone model includes a fingerprint reader. Some models feature facial recognition systems (such as the latest Apple iPhone 8 smartphone, that will use such system) or iris scan (for instance Samsung Galaxy S8 has that system incorporated). As you can see, the use of biometric security in the smartphone market has become a common practice. Earlier, before smartphone manufacturers began using biometrics, it was “present” at airports, state borders, or in security systems. It is already a noticeable part of our everyday life, which makes it clear that in the future biometric security will be an important part of our daily lives. The use of biometrics in computer science opens up a new sphere in the use of sensitive personal data. What is biometry? What are its types? What about the data that it holds? Who is responsible for possible system failures? Finally, what legal regulations can apply to it?

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R&D operations in Poland – useful changes for entrepreneurs

The Polish parliament amended the Act on Personal Income Tax and Corporate Income Tax in Poland. New changes in law aim to encourage investors and entrepreneurs to develop research and development activities.

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Important changes in the Polish Act on counteracting money laundering

The Act of March 1, 2018 on counteracting money laundering and financing of terrorism (entering into force on 13 July 2018) is to increase the efficiency of action in this area yet triggers important changes for entrepreneurs operating in Poland.

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New obligations for corporations in Poland – important amendment to the Act on the National Court Register

This year’s amendments to the Polish Act on the National Court Register imposed new obligations on corporations registered in Poland. One of the changes was introduced by art. 19e.

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INFORMATION ON THE SUBMISSION OF FINANCIAL REPORTS IN POLAND – NEW RULES (SINCE MARCH 2018)

Legal basis: Legal Act of 26/01/2018 about the amendment to the Act on the National Court Register and some other acts (Journal of Laws 2018, item 398).

From 15th March 2018 the submissions of financial statement documents are possible only in electronic form, and the mode of submitting these documents differs depending on whether the persons authorized to represent the entity are natural persons with the affixed PESEL numbers (Polish Personal Identity Numbers).

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