New guidelines on the use of cookies clarify the practices for giving consent

The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom, has published new cookie guidelines for both website users (in Finnish) and service providers (in Finnish) in September 2021. The guidelines also apply to other tracking technologies similar to cookies, such as tracking pixels and cookies stored through mobile applications.  The aim of the guidelines is, in...

Growth Academy – NDAs: Back to Basics materials now available

The materials from Lexia Growth Academy webinar: NDAs - Back to Basics, held on Wednesday 15 September, are now available. If you attended our event but forgot to take notes, you don’t need to worry! You can now download the presentations or watch the recording down below. Lexia Growth Academy...

Growth Academy September: NDAs – Back to Basics

Are your confidentiality agreements in order? Have you wondered about how they are implemented in practice? Come join our webinar to find out! Our next Growth Academy will be held on 15 September 2021 at 9:30-10:30. We will go through the basics of NDAs. Register now!

Taxation of eSports in Finland should be clarified

While eSports is classified as sports in Finnish taxation, it involves several interpretative factors within the field of tax law. One issue that gamers face, is the versatile stream of income which cause uncertainty under the current tax regime. For many, the most important source of income are tournament prizes,...

Apple to settle with small developers over App Store policies

Last week, Apple announced that it will change the App Store policies as a part of a settlement in the class-action lawsuit brought by US app developers against Apple in 2019. The agreement includes, in addition to a $100 million payment form Apple, changes in how developers can contact customers...

The European Commission published its landmark AI regulatory package – proposing a risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence systems

The Commission revealed its much-anticipated, first ever proposal for a legal framework on AI The proposal, called the ‘Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act)’, is first of its kind. There has not been a specific, harmonised legislation regulating the provision or the use of AI...

Growth Academy webinars spring 2021 – recordings and materials

During spring 2021, we held three one-hour Growth Academy webinars on burning topics and interesting issues related to Finnish legislation. The Growth Academy webinars offer a free and easy way for a busy startup entrepreneur to get on the scope of the legal stuff that might affect your business. Watch...