The European Commission has proposed the revision of the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation, to broaden its scope and strengthen the powers of the national authorities cooperating on cross-border EU consumer-law infringements. Three rounds of trilogue negotiations produced a provisional agreement in June 2017, now awaiting a first-reading vote in plenary in November.
Amendments to the report tabled for Plenary are now available.
A summary of the debate on the general approach is available.
Television viewers could be offered adverts that are a lot more relevant and personal with the help of new technology under development. It is an experience that may soon be coming to a small screen near you following an EU-funded project called TOUCHVIE. Researchers working on the project have created a software called Dive that uses artificial intelligence to identify objects, music, decor and locations in video content so tags can be added to them in real time.
The agenda includes items concerning digital and transport policy.
A summary of the debate with a focus on the Commission and representatives of the political groups is now available.
A summary of the policy debate is available.
This study was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) as part of the Parliament’s general commitment to improving the quality of EU legislation, and in particular in undertaking to carry out impact assessments of its own substantial amendments when it considers it appropriate and necessary for the legislative process. The aim of this study is to conduct an ex-ante impact assessment of proposed substantial amendments from the IMCO and JURI Committees which would introduce a commercial lifespan guarantee. The impacts of these amendments have been analysed through the development of specific policy options.
All the results of the consultation will feed into the forthcoming European Parliamentary Research Service ‘Cost of Non-Europe on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Report’, and help the European Parliament to address the ethical, economic, legal, and social issues arising in the area of robotics and artificial intelligence for civil use.