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Online platforms further regulated in the context of the EU’s New Deal for Consumers (& DE BANDT)

Authors: Karel Janssens, Marion Nuytten, Ludovic Panepinto and Alice Asselberghs (& DE BANDT) Publication date: 11/02/2020 The European Commission’s “New Deal for Consumers” initiative aims to strengthen and modernise EU consumer protection rules in the digital society.  In this context, the EU has recently adopted the Directive on better enforcement and modernisation of EU

2020-02-15T12:02:31+00:00 17 februari 2020|Categories: Handelsrecht|Tags: , , |

Waar staan we nu met de ePrivacy verordening? (Sirius Legal)

Auteur: Andries Hofkens (Sirius Legal) Publicatiedatum: 19/02/2019 Binnen het kader van de Europese Digital Single Market Strategy stond een modernisering van de online bescherming van de privacy op het programma. De Europese Unie heeft immers al enige tijd een opvolger in de stijgers staan voor de ePrivacyrichtlijn 2002/58/EG. Die opvolger zal de

Enough about personal data, what about (restrictions to) the free flow of “non-personal data” ? (Loyens & Loeff)

Authors: Yves Van Couter and Stéphanie De Smedt (Loyens & Loeff) Date of publication: 22/11/2017 As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission published on 13 September 2017 a proposal for a Regulation “on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union”. Why a Regulation

EC Regulation on cross-border portability of online content finalised (TaylorWessing)

What’s the issue? The Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy is an EU project designed to overhaul laws applying to the digital world in order to break down barriers and create a digital single market. In the two years since the ambitious strategy was launched, the Commission has delivered 35 policy

The European Commission takes stock on the Digital Single Market (Covington)

The European Commission launched its Digital Single Market strategy in May 2015 and with their term to finish in October 2019, the Commission is now taking stock on the progress made with this initiative so far. On May 10, the Commission released the mid-term review of its Digital Single Market

Europe reforms its Copyright (Hogan Lovells)

The Digital Single Market is gradually taking shape. We have seen quite some legislative activity since the European Commission first announced the Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015. On 10 May this year, the Commission published a mid-term review evaluating what has been achieved. With the aim of creating

Not the last word – the final report on the e-commerce sector inquiry (DLA Piper)

On 10 May 2017, DG Competition of the European Commission (the "Commission") published its final report on the inquiry into the e-commerce sector (launched in May 2015 as part of the Digital Single Market strategy). The findings in the report are based on information gathered from 1,900 stakeholders in 28

2017-05-16T08:55:02+00:00 16 mei 2017|Categories: Handelsrecht|Tags: , , , |

e-commerce: The Commission’s Final Report (Freshfields)

On 10 May 2017, the European Commission (Commission) released the final report on its two-year inquiry into the e-commerce sector (the Report). This Report presents the Commission’s definitive findings, taking account of comments received on its preliminary report of September 2016 and its initial findings on geo-blocking. The Report largely

2017-05-16T08:52:06+00:00 16 mei 2017|Categories: Handelsrecht|Tags: , , , |

Will the Internet of Things need new patenting/licensing strategies? (Hogan Lovells)

The Internet of Things (IoT), which will connect billions of devices in coming years, may offer incredible opportunities for businesses and consumers but it also raises significant intellectual property issues, IP lawyers, mobile operators and others say. One key question is whether patenting and licensing strategies will have to change

Retailers – can you be liable for cartel behaviour for using pricing software and algorithms? (Bryan Cave)

A key issue regulators are grappling with is what antitrust liability can attach to retailers who use price matching software or other algorithms to match competitors’ online prices? In a speech made on 16 March 2017, the EU’s Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, confronted the growing issue of the use