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CERHA HEMPEL Newsletter April 2023

Keep up to date with the latest legal developments in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania with our CEE newsletter.


Artificial intelligence
Who does the output produced by ChatGPT belong to?

In principle, texts or images generated by artificial intelligence are not protected by copyright in Austria. However, there are a few exceptions – such as in those cases where human input predominates.

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Bulgarian Whistleblower Protection Act

The Bulgarian Whistleblower Protection Act (the “Act”) was adopted in January 2023. The Act transposes into Bulgarian law the EU Whistle-blower Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law) (the “Directive”).

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The amendment to the Act on Public Procurement is approaching the final stage of discussion in the Chamber of Deputies

In the draft of the amendment (hereinafter the “Amendment”) to Act No. 134/2016 Coll., on Public Procurement, as amended (hereinafter the “Public Procurement Act”), which has been in preparation for over two years, is approaching the final stage of discussion in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

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Legal risks of buying a new-build property

From a legal perspective, buying a new-build property can sometimes be much riskier than buying a “second-hand” property. It is advisable from the outset to prepare for circumstances such as delays in the property's construction, the developer's defective performance, or bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings being initiated against the developer.

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Romania – Fine for infringement of the GDPR in relation to GPS monitoring of employees

In February 2023, the Romanian Data Protection Authority (DPA) completed an investigation into a company based in Romania that acts as a data controller.

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