Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

This section details initiatives to make government a competitive advantage. It includes analysis and reports of government initiatives, as well as data on accountability and performance measures.

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4th August 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Advertising agencies take note! The advertising preparer is responsible for the compliance of the advertisement with the law

Stricter regulation of healthcare advertising has been in force since the end of May. This applies in particular to medical devices, such as eyeglasses, nose drops, prosthetic devices, cough lozenges, patches and medical technology. However, some seemingly ordinary products, such as cosmetics or other “health-targeted” products, may also be affected by the new rules. 
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2nd August 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Beware of new standard contractual clauses when transferring personal data outside the EU!

The European Commission has adopted two implementing regulations with significant impact on personal data processing. Effective from 27 June 2021, it is possible to use new standard contractual clauses for transferring personal data from the EU/EEA to third countries and new standard contractual clauses for contracts on personal data processing between controllers and processors. This further strengthens the protection of personal data, especially with respect to its processing in third countries.
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27th July 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Companies to disclose income tax payment information

The European Commission has published a draft directive on the mandatory disclosure of information on income tax payments in individual member states and non-cooperative jurisdictions (public country-by-country reporting). The duty will apply to companies belonging to a corporate group controlled by a company established in or outside the EU with a consolidated turnover exceeding EUR 750 million.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic