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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives citizens more control over their personal data and businesses will benefit from a level playing field. Museums, too, need to ensure that personal data is processed and stored in full compliance with the strict requirements of the GDPR.
As of May 2018 the GDPR comes into effect. All companies, including the public sector, operating in the EU will follow the same set of data protection rules.
A new bill intended to make trust law more accessible to everyday New Zealanders may have implications for arts organisations. Parliament is seeking submissions on Trusts Bill 2017 which is being considered in the Justice Select Committee. The new bill may be of interest to the arts sector due to the large number of arts organisations legally structured as trusts.
A bill of law (amendments to the Gender Equality Act No. 10/2008) was passed by the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) with a vast majority on June 1st 2017 and came into force on January 1st 2018. Companies and institutions employing 25 or more workers, on an annual basis, are required to obtain equal pay certification of their equal pay systems and the implementation thereof. The purpose of this obligatory certification is to enforce the current legislation prohibiting discriminatory practices based on gender and requiring women and men working for the same employer to be paid equal wages and enjoy equal terms of employment for the same jobs or jobs of equal value.
The thematic report by the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, on the contribution of artistic and cultural initiatives to creating and developing right-respecting societies
Fue publicada en el Diario Oficial la Ley N° 21.045, que crea el Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio”. Con sede en Valparaíso, se convierte en la primera Secretaría de Estado no domiciliada en la capital.