ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

GDPR Enforcement: Are you prepared for an audit or a "dawn raid?"

  It’s nearly the one-year mark for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we’re starting to see enforcement already. Most notably, of course, is the $57 million fine to Google for violation...

Amusing Irish Expressions Translated into English

The Irish are well known for their colorful proverbs, idioms, and figures of speech. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are 9 of the best Irish expressions along with their English translations. is m...

Get to Know ULG, Personally: Evelyn Toro, Director of Operations

United Language Group is more than just a company for us, it’s a team and a community. The people who make up ULG, make it possible for us to transform language barriers into opportunities. Our people...

The EU’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation Explained

Over the past few years, the EU has enacted a series of new regulations related to healthcare and medical devices. For example, the new In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR 2017/746) addresses several...

Inspiring and Notable Women Throughout Translation History

Like many other fields, translation has been dominated by men for much of its history.  Historically speaking, female translators didn't have the same opportunities and weren't taken as seriously as t...

5 Intriguing Facts About International Mother Language Day 2019

Every year on February 21, UNESCO observes International Mother Language Day.  In celebration, here are five intriguing facts about International Mother Language Day, its history and how it’s celebrat...

What Valentine's Day Traditions Mean Around the World

February 14th is Valentine’s Day. In the US and the UK, that means heart-shaped cards, stuffed animals and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. But what does Valentine’s Day mean to people in other count...

What is a Notified Body and What Function Does it Serve?

  Almost two years after its initial publication, many medical device companies are still in the process of adapting to the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Although this regulation was release...

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Pig!

For Western countries, the New Year has come and gone - but if you go by the Chinese zodiac calendar, a new year is just beginning. Say goodbye to the Year of the Dog and say hello to the Year of the ...

The Biggest (American) Football Game of the Year, Is it Just for Americans?

  Football is distinctly an American sport, but does that mean the big game is just for Americans? Not quite. These days, it has spread around the world.  Here are six fun facts that show why the big ...

The Benefits of Localized Multimedia Content

  For content to appeal to a global audience, translating the text is only the first step. Multimedia content is key to appealing to today’s viewers, and localized multimedia content is key to making ...

France Enforces GDPR Violations; Fines Google Nearly $57 Million

Today’s announcement that France has fined Google nearly $57 million for GDPR violations. This makes it clear just how serious the European Union is about enforcing the Global Data Protection Regulati...

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