BDO Legal Guide to European Tech Regulations, Which rules apply to your company?

BDO Legal Guide to European Tech Regulations, Which rules apply to your company?

Digital systems are becoming better, faster, and more precise, and are increasingly influencing our lives. From Europe, a flood of rules is coming our way to regulate this influence and to ensure access to online activities and services and their safety. The EU also wants to promote fair competition and ensure more transparency and control for users over the information they are offered online, and the availability and exchange of data must be improved.

How do you know which rules apply to you? 

Successfully operating within this complex landscape of European regulations is difficult in itself, but it starts with understanding which rules could be relevant for your organization. This can depend on the activities, company size but also on other factors.

Overview of European tech regulation 

To help you, we have compiled a tool: an overview of the most relevant European Technology rules. The overview contains a summary of companies and activities that may be affected, with the rules that may be relevant. These rules are then briefly summarized, with points of action you can start working on immediately.
The overview is relevant for companies active in the following sectors: 
  • companies active in the energy, transport, banking, financial market institutions, health, drinking water, wastewater, digital infrastructure, government services, space travel, postal and courier services, waste management, chemistry, food, industry, digital providers; 
  • manufacturers of IoT equipment; 
  • providers, importers, distributors and users of software or products with Artificial Intelligence systems; 
  • online platforms, online search engines and other online service providers; 
  • suppliers of software intended to be used alone or in combination with humans for one or more specific medical purposes; 
  • parties that provide financial services/products (for example as a credit institution, crowdfunding service, insurance intermediary, trading platform, etc.); 
  • other Tech companies in the digital domain.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about the mentioned tech regulation after reading the overview or if you are looking for help implementing it within your organization? Please feel free to contact us.

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