NJORD – gateway to the Nordic region

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We are a law firm with a Nordic profile and a global mindset. Our primary market covers the Nordic/Baltic region and Northern Europe, in particular Germany. NJORD has 200 employees at five offices – in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.

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Technical solutions for fulfilling GDPR requirements

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set some requirements for data protection, that are not possible to fulfil solely with the knowledge of managers, lawyers or other employees who lack technical skills. Persons with technical skills, mostly IT officers and technical solutions, play a big part in fulfilling the requirements.

Handwritten signatures vs. e-signatures

Signs have played an important role in human communication for centuries. First personalised signs were created to mark one’s property. As handicraft and trade progressed, there was a need to distinguish one’s product from other similar ones. There was also a need for confirmations of written notifications to verify that a declaration of intent was related to a particular sender. E.g. seal rings could be considered as the predecessors of signed declarations of intent.

GDPR challenges for blockchain technology

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will come into force on May 25, 2018 is the most discussed law across Europe. It contains stricter standards for collecting and processing personal data and may greatly impact how new technologies will be released. For example, blockchain is one of the hottest topics in the world of technology nowadays which in its current state will most probably be incompatible with GDPR.

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