Briefing: Contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services

On 21 November 2017, the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Committee (IMCO) and Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) adopted their joint report on the European Commission’s proposal for a directive regulating the private-law aspects of contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services in the internal market. The Council of the EU agreed on a general approach in June 2017. Trilogue meetings began on 5 December 2017 and are still on-going. The main changes proposed by the joint report of the two Parliament committees are concerned with the duration of legal guarantees for digital content and services, liability for hidden defects and the short-term right to reject defective digital content. An issue which is still being discussed is the relationship between the directive and EU public law rules on the protection of personal data.

UPDATED – Draft Opinion: EP LIBE Committee on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross- border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union (recast)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Network and Information Systems Security Committee (4 December 2017)

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Agenda: JHA Counsellors (Contract Law) (21 February 2018)

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Agenda: Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX) (27 February 2018)

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In-Depth Analysis: Digital Services in the Area of Accommodation and Transportation: Economic and Legal Aspects

This paper examines the development of digital business models in the provision of flights and short-term accommodation services. It discusses the growing importance of digital intermediaries and their associated business model features, some of which provide significant value, and others which could be considered deleterious and in need of regulatory scrutiny. The paper concludes with some suggestions for regulation based on technology, algorithms and big data analytics. This could enable a more soft-touch, automatic, dynamic and individualised approach to regulation. This research paper has been commissioned by Policy Department at the request of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.

UPDATED – Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC

Update: This revised document contains additional comments by the Finnish delegation compared to the initial document 6153/18.

– Compilation of Member States written contributions.

Agenda: attaches/counsellors of the working party on telecommunications and information society (21 February 2018)

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Agenda: EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (9 March 2018)

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Official Journal (C Series): Processing of personal data for the purposes of crime prevention ***II

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Official Journal (C Series): Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data ***II

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Letter from Commissioner V. Jourová to Tsetska Tsacheva, Minister of Justice of Bulgaria on the General Data Protection Regulation

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (Recast)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Working Party on Information and Data Protection (Friends of Presidency)(19 February 2018)

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Amendments: EP LIBE Committee on media pluralism and media freedom in the European Union

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Briefing: Free flow of non-personal data in the European Union

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s impact assessment (IA) accompanying the above Commission proposal (the proposal), submitted on 13 September 2017 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).

Agenda: EP LIBE Committee Meeting (19-20 February 2018)

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Opinion: EP ENVI Committee on the European strategy on cooperative intelligent transport systems

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Official Journal (C Series): Opinion of the European Committee of the Regions on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Building a European Data Economy’

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Agenda: EP INTA Committee Meeting (19 – 20 February 2018)

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (14 February 2018)

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