The professional association @asLAN has presented Cesar Mejías, the Head of Garrigues’ Technology Department, with an award in recognition of his “professional career as a CIO in the private sector” at the Directivos que Impulsan la Transformación Digital (Managers driving Digital Transformation) awards ceremony held in Madrid on April 3.
When responding to a fake news crisis, the communications strategy and the legal strategy must go hand in hand. This was one of the conclusions reached during the event How to handle a fake news crisis - Legal and communications strategies, organized by Garrigues and Estudio de Comunicación.
In response to the digital transformation of services for the storage, processing and use of data, and to promote the use of cloud computing for the provision of financial services, the Colombian Finance Authority (Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia or “SFC”) has issued External Circular no. 005- 2019, in which it sets out instructions relating to the use of cloud computing services.
The Colombian Finance Authority has published Draft External Circular No. 03 of 2019 with the aim of promoting alternative ways to make electronic payments, consolidating the standardization and interoperability of payments systems, continuing the process of strengthening financial inclusion and reducing the use of cash.
The Garrigues Digital Forum has brought together regulators from Spain, Portugal and Colombia, and representatives from the private sector, to analyze the challenges involved in the regulation of innovative technology-based financial services.
Following the vertiginous advances in artificial intelligence, there has been much speculation over which professions and tasks will be replaced by robots. International arbitration has not escaped these thoughts. Although the future time when arbitrators will be replaced by robots continues to be a long way off, artificial intelligence is already making its presence felt in international arbitration and this will increase in the foreseeable future.
At the council of ministers’ meeting held on January 18 the Bill on the Tax on Certain Digital Services (known as the “Google tax”) was approved, after undergoing the period for public consultation and comments between October 23 and November 15, 2018.
During the Workshop on Digital Advances in Employment held on December 5, 2018, the Colombian Minister of Labor, Alicia Arango, announced that electronic and digital signatures are now permitted for employment contracts.