HDPA Imposes EUR 20 million Fine to AI Company

August 2022, KG Law Firm In Decision 35/2022, the Greek data watchdog, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (“the Authority”), imposed a EUR 20 million fine on a US-based software company, for its web scraping techniques and functioning of its automated facial recognition system. The Authority’s investigation was instigated by a complaint concerning the AI company’s failure to respond to a data subject’s access request. The company’s activities fell under the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) given the latter’s extra-territorial applicability to processing…

Pulse Detonation Jet Engine Vujin

April 2022 The pulse detonation jet engine Vujin is an investment project in the field of innovation. It is in its development phase and involves the construction of a completely new propulsor, without moving parts, which can make more efficient use of the chemical energy of the input fuel, with low harmful emissions, without the use of motor oils and, therefore, more environmentally friendly than the existing chemical propulsors. The secondary object of the invention is to construct a hybrid propulsor, which, when needed, can be used as an external oxidant from the atmosphere or an internal oxidant…

Tesla's Three-Phase Hybrid Internal Combustion Engine

March 2022 Tesla's three-phase hybrid internal combustion engine is an investment project in the field of innovation. It is in its development phase and involves the construction of a completely new internal combustion engine based on different working principles when compared to current engines. A completely new rotational hybrid internal combustion engine is adaptable to conditions of exploitation, easy to construct and make, and with low production costs. These technical solutions enable a single engine can be used as an internal combustion engine in regime 1, as a pneumatic engine in regime…

Processing of Personal Data Concerning Vaccinations and the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate

November 2021 Recently, the Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) published an opinion on the processing of personal data regarding the vaccination status in Bulgaria. It covers all the details regarding the EU digital COVID-19 certificates – their issuance, verification, and acceptance. In accordance with EU rules, EU certificates are only to be used to access and verify the information included therein to facilitate and allow the right of free movement within the EU during the pandemic. EU certificates can only be used for any different than the above-mentioned motives if the legal…

Amendment to the Electronic Signature Legislation

October 2021  The Information Technologies and Communication Authority (the “ITCA”), based on its decision of 13 July 2021, opened the amendment draft on the Regulation regarding the Procedures and Principles on Implementation of the Law on Electronic Signatures (the “Regulation“) for public consultation. On 15 October 2021, the amendment entered into force. The amendment provides new provisions on electronic identity authentication and the qualified electronic certificate upload process for identity cards, thus making it possible to create an electronic signature by using an identity…

The 2nd Round of Joint Technology RES Tender April 2, 2020 – RESULTS

The current support scheme for RES projects in Greece was introduced by virtue of Law 4414/2016 in alignment with the EU Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014 - 2020. RES Support Law initiated the sliding feed-in premium operating aid for the Photovoltaic plants and Wind Parks which is secured by having successfully participated in the competitive tenders organised by the Regulatory Authority for Energy .