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Proposal for a EU Regulation on Platform-to-Business (P2B)

The European Commission has run an intensive work to assess the need for a legal framework for online platforms since the beginning of its mandate.

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💰 Draft Budget Law for 2019 (PLF 2019)

On Monday 24 September, the Government presented the draft Budget Law for 2019 (PLF 2019) to the Council of Ministers and submitted it to the National Assembly. The parliamentary debate will begin on October 9th. The examination of the draft Budget Law, together with the Social Security bill, will remain the top priority until the end of December. The traditional “budget marathon" is back.

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Proposed Copyright Directive passes the European Parliament

On September 12th, 2018, the European Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on the Copyright Directive, proposed by the European Commission in September 2016: 438 votes in favour, 226 against and 39 abstentions.


First meeting with the ANSSI regarding call for expressions of interest on the future EU certification schemes

The Cabinet Samman participated to the first information meeting the ANSSI held on the future EU certification schemes 

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GDPR : it's not too late ! How to properly implement the regulation ?

Thaima Samman gave an interview to explain how to properly implement the GDPR in France ? Here is the article published in La Tribune, the French newspaper covering economics and financial issues.

Feb 13

Pouvoirs Numériques - 5th edition on Cybersecurity

On February 13th, Loïc Rivière from TECH IN France, and Thaima Samman, founding partner of SAMMAN law firm, coordinated the discussions of the last roundtable “Pouvoirs Numériques”. This event brought together stakeholders from the public and private sectors on the topic of cybersecurity.

Jan 15

Cyberlex Meeting - Roundtable on Cybersecurity

On January 15th 2018, as part of the Annual Meeting of the think tank Cyberlex, Thaima Samman, Founding Partner of SAMMAN, moderated a roundtable on the role of legal rules to address the challenges on cyber security. A summary of the debates is available below.

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Patrick Starkman quoted on Brexit

Patrick Starkman, Partner at SAMMAN Law Firm was interviewed by IGNITES Europe, a Financial Times service, as part of an article on the weight of Paris/France for financial services post-brexit.

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GDPR at a glance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), entering into force on May 25th, 2018, replaces a 1995 EU Directive on data protection. Based on its expertise on privacy and data protection Cabinet SAMMAN has been appointed by several business organizations to work and be part of the dialogue on the GDPR implementation process with supervisory authorities and other public officials. Please find below a recap of the main elements of the GDPR.