Arendt Tech News Series

Every week, get updates on a particular legal development related to new technologies in the broad sense

Our experts provide context, technical and high-level insight into these hot topics. Watch the latest episode here:

Cloud Computing  | Season 2 - episode 13 | 30 November 2023

Exploring the complexities of cloud computing in the public sector! Ensure compliance with GDPR, address data protection concerns, and stay informed about Luxembourg's innovative solutions for secure cloud projects. In this new episode of the Arendt Tech News Series, Julien Pétré and Sofia Franzina delve deeper into this vital topic.


Digital Assets  | Season 2 - episode 12 | 23 November 2023

The use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is increasingly being embraced by the finance industry. In this new episode, our experts Marc Mouton and Enric Comabasosa discuss the use of DLT for digital assets and give an overview of Luxembourg’s blockchain laws and how they are being used in practice.


The proposed FIDA Regulation: reaping the benefits of data sharing in the financial sector  | Season 2 - episode 11 | 16 November 2023

The new Financial Data Access Regulation (FIDA) is an important regulatory milestone extending the open banking rules which are already known in the payments area to several other types of accounts and investments such as securities accounts and more generally also to the investment funds area. In this new episode, our experts Marc Mouton and Frédéric Schmit offer guidance on the main considerations linked to this new regulation and of data sharing in the financial sector.

The CNPD’s investigations for 2023-2025  | Season 2 - episode 10 | 9 November 2023

The National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has presented its 2023-2025 strategic plan, focusing on the challenges of AI, blockchain, virtual reality, connected devices and EU regulation. One of the main objectives is to strengthen investigative activities while providing guidance and prioritisation of investigations in response to complaints and proactive themes. Our experts Julien Pétré and Delphine Garnier will provide further details on the challenges and objectives of this CNPD's strategic investigations plan for 2023-2025.

MiCA – Rules of conduct  | Season 2 - episode 9 | 2 November 2023

How does the MiCA regulation offer better investor protection? In a previous episode of our Arendt Tech News Series we have analysed the authorization requirements applying to Crypto-Asset Service Providers. In this new episode, our experts Marc Mouton and Francisco Torrens discuss rules of conduct, another important tool for achieving better investor protection.



AI unleashed: Optimising risk analysis with AI - how to get it right?  | Season 2 - episode 8 | 26 October 2023

AI unleashed: The EU AI Act, expected to enter into force in mid-2024, introduces a risk-based approach to regulate the development, commercialisation and use of all forms of artificial intelligence. Bénédicte d’Allard and Delphine Garnier describe the four levels of AI system risk providing examples and explain how Arendt can support in-scope entities in complying with the new rules.



Cyberattacks in the asset management sector - How to react when it happens to you  | Season 2 - episode 7 | 19 October 2023

Special edition - Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg 2023

Is your company ready to face a cyberattack? Every asset manager must focus on how to secure their ICT infrastructure from hackers and on how to react when such an attack happens. In our Arendt Tech News Series, Special Edition Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg, our experts Astrid Wagner, Gilles Dusemon and Stéphanie Lhomme will guide you through the must-dos when you are victim of a cyberattack. 



Countdown to compliance: deciphering DORA  | Season 2 - episode 6 | 12 October 2023

DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act) entered into force in January 2023 and will apply from 17 January 2025. 2025 may seem a long way off but—given the scale of the measures that need to be taken for such a compliance project—those 15 months will go by very quickly, so there is no time to lose! Our experts Faustine Cachera and Bénédicte d’Allard will steer you through the intricacies of this regulation, ensuring a smooth journey to compliance.



MiCA Regulation: authorisation requirements  | Season 2 - episode 5 | 5 October 2023

MiCA: The Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation entered into force on June 29, 2023, creating a harmonised playing field for service providers and robust protection measures for service users. Our experts  Marc Mouton and Samantha Marx discuss about the authorisation requirements to become a Crypto-Asset Service Provider within the framework of this new regulation



AI unleashed: Can AI and intellectual property (IP) be reconciled?  | Season 2 - episode 4 | 28 September 2023

AI raises intellectual property (IP) issues on at least three levels. So how can AI and IP be reconciled? Astrid Wagner and Sophie Calmes share insights about this ongoing debate.




AI unleashed: Can AI be GDPR compliant?  | Season 2 - episode 3 | 21 September 2023

It’s difficult to anticipate and cover all the AI data protection challenges and here are some of the main issues stakeholders should focus on. Sophie Calmes and Julien Pétré weigh in on the legal constraints surrounding AI.


AI unleashed: which liabilities for AI-induced damages?  | Season 2 - episode 2 | 14 September 2023


While AI offers a range of benefits, it also raises a host of legal concerns, and the current rules are not suited to handle certain AI-related liability claims. Faustine Cachera and Ines Nibakuze discuss which laws and principles may need to be invoked and how proposals in the pipeline will help modernise existing rules.


New EU/US Data Privacy Framework | Season 2 - episode 1 | 7 September 2023


A look at the new EU/US Data Privacy Framework: Sophie Calmes and Ines Nibakuze explain what you need to know about the framework, the impact of the adequacy decision and next steps.


Episode #13 | AI proposals | 8 December 2022


Artificial Intelligence: The European Commission proposed two complementary pieces of legislation: the AI Act and the AI Liability Directive to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy AI. How will the proposals prevent AI-related damage from occurring? What happens in case of harm by an AI product or service? Learn more about the proposals with Faustine Cachera and Ines Nibakuze.



Episode #12 | European Health Data Space Regulation | 1 December 2022


The objectives of the current European Health Data Space Regulation’s proposal are broad and ambitious and arise from the improvement areas highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The objectives are to improve better digital access, health data exchange between healthcare providers and facilitate access for researchers while ensuring a greater control and protection of the data. Learn how the regulation will affect the industry and what you need to know with Ines Nibakuze and Julien Pétré.


Episode #11 | Cyber Resilience Act | 24 November 2022


Cyber Resilience Act: With the increase of successful cyberattacks, the Cyber Resilience Act aims at strengthening cybersecurity requirements to make products with digital elements, that are directly or indirectly connected to another device or network, more secure. More details about the legal and regulatory aspects with Sophie Calmes and Astrid Wagner.


Episode #10 | eIDAS 2 | 17 November 2022


In the context of the review of the eIDAS Regulation and based on the observation that it is a poor fit to address many demands and challenges, the EU Commission made a proposal for a European Digital Identity Regulation. Learn more about the review of the ‘old’ eIDAS Regulation and the proposed amendments with Ines Nibakuze and Astrid Wagner.


Episode #9 | MiCA regulation | 10 November 2022


MiCA: future rules for financial services linked to crypto-assets and for the issuance of crypto-assets. Whilst some crypto-related activities are already regulated from an AML perspective, the MiCA Regulation will trigger a real shift from the unregulated space to the regulated area. Learn more about the legal and regulatory aspects with Marc Mouton and Frédéric Schmit.


Episode #8 | NIS 2 Directive | 3 November 2022


The current network and information security (NIS) directive implemented into national law will be replaced and strengthened by a second directive which is currently being discussed. The main goal of this new directive is to increase the level of cyber security, by removing the gaps left by the original directive and by reducing the divergences in resilience across the internal market. More details with Faustine Cachera and Sophie Calmes.

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Episode #7 | ePrivacy Regulation Proposal | 27 October 2022


ePrivacy Regulation Proposal - a compromise between privacy and confidentiality on the one hand, and rules that could foster innovation on the other hand. The regulation has created some debate amongst different stakeholders, delaying the adoption of a final text. The text will apply to the content of electronic communications and associated metadata. More details with Sophie Calmes and Ines Nikabuze.

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Episode #6 | NFTs | 20 October 2022


NFTs: What is an NFT? What do you really own if you have just bought an NFT? What are the legal risks when creating and distributing NFTs? Learn more about the legal aspects of NFTs with Faustine Cachera and Julien Pétré.

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Episode #5 | The Data Act | 13 October 2022


The “Data Act” is a key pillar of the European strategy for data, as it provides new rules on who can use and access data generated in the EU. The goal is to ensure fairness in the digital environment, to stimulate a competitive data market, to open new opportunities for data driven innovation and to make data more accessible for all while preserving incentives to invest in data generation. Details with Astrid Wagner and Ines Nibakuze.

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Episode #4 | The Digital Operational Resilience Act – DORA | 6 October 2022


The “Digital Operational Resilience Act”, part of the Digital finance package adopted by the European Commission, will aim to ensure that the EU embraces the ever-increasing digitalisation of financial services whilst mitigating ICT-related risks by expanding existing requirements for financial entities. Faustine Cachera and Francisco Torrens Bermo will explain what you need to know and what your next steps should be.

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Episode #3 | The Digital Services Act – DGA | 29 September 2022


The “Digital Services Act” aims at upgrading and harmonizing rules throughout the EU. The main goal of the DSA is to preserve fundamental rights of users by imposing more stringent regulations on tech companies. Details with Sophie Calmes and Julien Pétré.

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Episode #2 | The Data Governance Act – DGA | 22 September 2022


The “Data Governance Act” forms part of a general strategy for making the EU a leader in a data-driven economy. The Data Governance Act includes provisions that will directly regulate and facilitate the access and reuse of public bodies’ data in view of accelerating the digital transformation of the EU. As part of the EU digital strategy, the Data Governance Act is coming to supplement the Open Data Directive of 2019. Details with Astrid Wagner and Julien Pétré.

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Episode #1 | The Digital Market Act – DMA | 15 September 2022

The Digital Markets Act, or DMA, sets out harmonised rules in the European Union defining and prohibiting certain unfair practices by large online platforms qualified as “gatekeepers” and providing an enforcement mechanism based on market investigations. The goal is to protect competition and to create a fair environment for businesses and consumers. Details with Astrid Wagner and Sophie Calmes.

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