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Travelling to Cyprus from Category C countries for business / professional purposes

By virtue of the Infectious Diseases Decree (No.30) of 2020, individuals entering into the Republic of Cyprus from Category C countries are allowed...


Maria Raphael, our co-founder, spoke at the 5th Data Privacy & Protection Online Conference

The 5th Data Privacy & Protection Online Conference, titled “Regulations, Transparency, Protection, Growth”, took place on June 17 and 18, 2020 and...


Real Estate companies subject to GDPR fines

The GDPR has changed the landscape in Europe and beyond. Nonetheless, compliance is a dynamic process and does not happen overnight.


COVID–19: New Decree for loan instalments and interest suspension

On 30/03/2020, the Minister of Finance exercised its discretion and issued a decree, suspending, upon application to the relevant financial...


E-signatures introduced by the Ministry of Innovation in cooperation with Cyprus banks

A long awaited and much needed reform has been unveiled by the Ministry of Innovation, when the government and the Association of Cyprus Banks...


COVID-19 and GDPR: The use of thermal cameras and other applications

The Cyprus Commissioner for the Protection of Personal Data has released an announcement regarding the legality of installation and use of thermal...


Companies Registrar: Measures taken for supporting Cyprus companies affected by COVID-19

Within the framework of the measures taken by the Government of Cyprus, in an attempt to limit the further spread of the pandemic of COVID-19, the...


EADPP Ireland’s webinar on Cybersecurity and Data Protection

The European Association for Data Protection Professionals (EADPP) Ireland branch hosts a free webinar on Wednesday the 29th April 2020 with the...


COVID-19: Loan instalments and interest suspended for 9 months

The spread of COVID -19 has forced the government of the Republic of Cyprus to introduce aggressive and severe emergency measures and restrictions...


Measures taken in relation to the Public Procurement process due to COVID-19

The Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus has published a Circular dated 26 March 2020 which includes a series of measures in relation to Public...


Checklist of Legal Issues arising out of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The rapid spread of pandemic COVID-19 has undoubtedly created uncertainty in all business sectors as it unsurfaced several unpreceded legal issues...


Suspension of foreclosures due to COVID-19

The members of the Association of Cyprus Banks (“ACB”) announced on the 18th of March 2020 that all foreclosure procedures will be suspended for a...


Covid-19 (Coronavirus): The impact on businesses and employees

The Cyprus Government has taken restrictive measures in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 accompanied by measures to support both businesses...


Our firm’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Ι.Frangos & Associates LLC has adapted to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by designing and implementing a comprehensive plan which focuses on...


Cyprus Parliament passes bill to regulate ‘’Airbnb’’ accommodation

On 17/01/2010 the Cyprus Parliament amended the Hotels and other Tourists Establishments Law in order to facilitate the regulation of self-catering...


Cyprus Commissioner fines companies for tool scoring employees’ sick leaves

The Cyprus Commissioner for personal data protection has fined three affiliated companies for the operation of an automated tool used to assess the...


Privacy Minders contributes to IAPP’s White Paper on 2020 Global Legislative Predictions

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has published a valuable report where various IAPP members all over the word offer...


Amendment of Cyprus law facilitates the eviction of non-paying tenants

On Friday the 24th of January 2020, the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus approved (31 votes in favour, 15 against and 2 abstained...


Cyprus Parliament passes legislation allowing phone surveillance

Cyprus Parliament passes legislation allowing phone surveillance


I. Frangos & Associates LLC joins the leading legal network, Eurojuris International

Our law firm is proud to announce that it has become a member of Eurojuris International. Eurojuris international is the leading network of...


I. Frangos interview by InBusinessNews: A lot of effort is required to achieve work-life balance

Our Managing Partner, Iosif Frangos, was interviewed by InBusinessNews and spoke about aspects of his personal and professional life.


First general assembly of EADPP, the European Association of Data Protection Professionals

On 15 December 2019 the conference and first General Assembly of the EADPP European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP) was held...


Cyprus Public Sector under Audit for GDPR compliance

The Cyprus Commissioner for personal data protection assessed the level of compliance of public sector with the General Data Protection Regulation ...


New Ηague Convention intended to be a ‘’GAMECHANGER’’ for enforcement of foreign judgments

On 2nd of July 2019, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) signed the Final Act of, and thus adopted, the 2019 Convention of the...


Cookie Consent not valid when Checkbox is pre-ticked, CJEU rules

On the 1st of October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision on the cookie consent requirements. This decision...


I.Frangos & Associates LLC and Privacy Minders sponsor the event “SkalaTimes Artist of the Year”

For a second year in a row, SkalaTimes, Larnaca’s online magazine, has organised with a great success on Friday, 20th September 2019, the event...


ESTIA Scheme: Applications are now open!

The application period for the ESTIA Scheme (the “Scheme”) has commenced on the 2nd September 2019 and will remain open until the 15th November...


EU Court: Website using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data

A German Consumer Body sued a German online clothing retailer Fashion ID for breaching personal data protection rules via its use of the Facebook...


Our partner, Ms. Maria Raphael, answers questions on Online Hate Speech

Maria Raphael, lawyer and partner in the law firm of I. Frangos & Associates LLC and RF Privacy Minders Ltd which provides data protection...


Skalatimes interview with our partner, Iosif Frangos

A young man with a vision, a successful lawyer whose law firm in Larnaca employs around 60 persons! There are many things to talk about with Joseph...


Privacy due diligence in M & As - What Marriott Hotels’ cyber incident teaches us

UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has shaken up the privacy world this week. On Monday, 8th of July 2019, it has issued a notice of its...


EU continues the fight against the use of plastics

On 05.06.2019 the Council of Europe adopted a new Directive on the environmental impact of the use of certain plastic saws.


Groundbreaking changes on work-life balance for parents and carers

The European Council adopted on 13/06/2019 a new Directive which reshapes and mondernizes the existing EU legal framework in the area of family...


One Year of GDPR: The Aftermath in Cyprus and abroad

The 25th May 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Administrative fines, data breach notifications...


Greek Oil Company Responsible for Data Leak

The Greek Data Protection Authority ascertained that the Hellenic Petroleum processed sensitive information without having any legal basis and, no...


Cyprus Commissioner’s Fine on newspaper confirmed by Supreme Court

Newspaper fined for disclosing child’s name and health problem.


GDPR: €10,000 Fine on a Newspaper for Publishing the Names and Photos of Police-Officers

A financial penalty of €10,000 was imposed on a local newspaper by the Office of the Cyprus Data Protection Commissioner for unlawful disclosure of...


Archibishop Makarios Hospital hit with a €5.000 fine by the Cyprus Commissioner

A patient submitted a complaint to the Cyprus Commissioner after her request for the exercise of the right of access to her medical records was not...


Disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports

The U.K. case of Lonsdale v National Westminster Bank plc [2018] EWHC 1843(QB) has revealed that Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) are not always...


GDPR Violations: €50 million Fine for Google in France

France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) issued a 50 million euros fine against Google on 21 January 2019 for GDPR infringements.


Global GDPR Legislative predictions by IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has published an article where various IAPP members from around the world offered...


Privacy Minders contributes to the creation of IAPP’s new GDPR tool

Maria Raphael, partner in Privacy Minders and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), has been chosen to...


Commissioner’s announcement on ongoing GDPR compliance investigations

On the 28th of November 2018, the Cyprus Commissioner announced that her office currently and targetly investigates whether every public authority...


GDPR awareness presentation

Privacy Minders is committed to raise GDPR awareness and enhance business understanding on data protection organisational requirements.


Cyprus enacts domestic GDPR implementation law

On 31/07/2018, Cyprus enacted The Protection of Natural Persons against the Processing of their Personal Data and the Free Movement of such Data...


Supreme Court’s circular on anonymizing judgments

Supreme Court’s circular on anonymizing judgments


Sanctions imposed for unwanted sms and email ads

After examining various complaints submitted by citizens in March, April and June 2018, the Cypriot Commissioner of Personal Data issued the...


Privacy Minders’ GDPR training sessions for Municipalities and Community Councils

The partners of our firm, Iosif Frangos and Maria Raphael, will be presenters at GDPR training sessions for the Municipalities and Community...


Administrators of fan pages on Facebook owe responsibilities for the processing of visitors’ data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled today that a German company operating in the field of educational services by means of a...


Media Interview

Privacy Minders contributed in an informative article published by the online portal alphanews.live in regards to the General Data Protection...


The Tax tribunal: The new VAT dispute resolution mechanism

The most recent amendment of the Cyprus VAT Law, effective as of the 7th of July 2017, introduces the special Tax Tribunal which is now an option...


International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance 2017 – 10th Edition

We are pleased to announce that our partner, Ms, Maria Raphael and our associate in the Corporate and Commercial Department, Μs. Nikoleta Poyiatzi...


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