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  • Contemporary aspects of the taxation of digital economy

    Contemporary aspects of the taxation of digital economy: A unified approach for a fairer allocation of taxing rights and the Global Anti-Base Erosion Proposal (“GloBE”) , September 2020 View the full article here.  

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  • The challenge of taxation in the era of digital economy: International and EU law concerns and latest developments

    Dr. Vasiliki Athanasaki, ADIT, Post-doctoral researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Post-doctoral Scholar[1], Scientific associate at the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Tax Policy and Administration (AUTh), Legal and tax advisor   The background The digitalization of economy is an undeniable fact and has come to stay. Such digitalization of economy has a…

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  • IDEAS: THE REGULATION OF E-MONEY IN TURKEY

    In recent years, E-Money has been gaining traction as a viable alternative payment method to conventional cash both in Turkey and abroad.   At first, each company started online payment methods by integrating its software within their own websites. However, they required separate semi-agreements with each bank. They also charged monthly membership fees, POS machine…

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  • IDEAS: Law and New Technologies

    A good start is to think about basic guidelines Introduction How can regulation be implemented in new technologies? Shall we use old rules or do we need new rules to discipline them? Who will define them? What are the risks? Not only legislators and regulators have many questions to answer. New technologies and their social,…

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  • IDEAS: 'ICO' AND LEGAL STATUS , by Sima Baktas, ELONTech Liaison-Turkey , May 2018

    Entrepreneurs resort to many alternative ways to accomplish their projects. You have an idea that you think it will be effective, but you do not have enough financial resources... In this case, opinion holders usually ask for loans from the bank, apply for state subsidies …prefer to take advantage of some of the EU projects…

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  • IDEAS: What if algorithms could abide by ethical principles? [Scientific and Technology Podcast]

    Written by Mihalis Kritikos, Head of the Law Researchers Committee, ELONTech [Source: Scientific Foresight (STOA), European Parliamentary Research Service Blog] Algorithms are step-by-step procedures for solving a problem, usually expressed in computer code as a set of instructions for a computer to follow in order to complete a task. An algorithm can be hand-coded by…

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  • IN DIALOGUE WITH OUR ELONTECH EXPERTS | January-March 2019: Cecile Baird

    Cecile Baird, Entrepreneur, Blockchain for Good, ELONTech Advisor   1)  Do disinformation and digital media constitute a challenge to democracy? Having different opinions is healthy for public debate and democracy. However targeting individuals with alternative facts, fake news, post-truths and lies to influence how they think, decide, and will vote, is very dangerous for our…

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  • IN DIALOGUE WITH OUR ELONTECH EXPERTS | January-March 2019: Dr Guenther Dobrauz

    Dr Guenther Dobrauz, Partner PwC Legal Switzerland, ELONTech Advisor   1)      Do disinformation and digital media constitute a challenge to democracy? Democracy has at all times been a challenge and under attack but it is our duty to rise to that very challenge and to defend it at all cost. At the heart of democracy…

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  • IN DIALOGUE WITH OUR ELONTECH EXPERTS | January-March 2019: Tatiana Revoredo

    Tatiana Revoredo, lawyer, ELONTech-Liaison , Brasil 1) Are digital media and information a challenge to Democracy? Today, public opinion is no longer a reflection of traditions and moral standards transmitted by oral language or shaped in the traditional poles of forming ideas in a community. And the advance in the use of the resources of…

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  • IN DIALOGUE WITH OUR ELONTECH EXPERTS | January-March 2019: Lio Ploum

    Lio Ploum, Researcher UCL, Universite Catholique de Leuven, ELONTech Advisor 1)      Do disinformation and digital media constitute a challenge to democracy? To answer the question, we would have to define democracy first. We have an intuitive notion but, when we study it closely, we realise that the word “democracy” in itself is a…

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