July was the month of massive changes in Polish IT legislation. The Polish government introduced the Anti-Terrorism Act of 10 June 2016 (J. of L. 2016 pos. 904), which imposed strict and controversial measures to curb terrorism. Among the new measures introduced is the new obligation to register prepaid cards. This registration will require users to provide personal data, including names, PESEL numbers (national identity number) and to affix their signatures (electronic signatures are valid). Unregistered cards will only be valid until the end of January 2017, after which they will already be deactivated. Operators who rely on prepaid cards for their business are those who are most affected as it is anticipated that profit from that segment will shrink vastly. We will continue to monitor developments in this space and assess its effect on the market. For more information, please contact Radoslaw Nozykowski.