Covering: Apple/Shazam, Praxair/Linde, Tronox/Cristal, and Daimler/BMW/Car Sharing JV
ECA examined whether the European Commission has established a sound regulatory and control framework for e-commerce with regard to the collection of VAT and customs duties, and whether Member States’ control measures help ensure the complete collection of VAT and customs duties on e-commerce. The report found that despite recent positive developments the EU is not currently dealing adequately with these issues but have addressed some of the weaknesses identified with the “e-commerce package”.
ECA makes a number of recommendations as to how the European Commission and the Member States should better address the challenges identified and establish a sound regulatory and control framework.
The European Commission announced today that, as a result of negotiations with Airbnb, the platform has improved and fully clarified the way it presents accommodation offers to consumers, which is now in line with the standards set in EU consumer law. This follows the call from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities in July 2018.
Update: a press release about the event is out.
The third GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop will take place on 26th of June 2019 at GSA Headquarters in Prague. The objective of the workshop is to share the Task Force member`s experience and progress around the use of raw measurements within Android devices.
As of Android 7.0, access to GNSS raw measurements has been made available, allowing developers to use the carrier and code measurements, as well as the decoded navigation messages from mass-market devices. This enables the creation of advanced GNSS positioning algorithms that lead to the development of more ambitious smartphone-based services, or access to data contained in the navigation message. Until not too long ago, these data were restricted to more professional GNSS receivers, now they are literally in the palm of our hands. For other uses of the raw measurements, please refer to White Paper on using GNSS Raw Measurements on Android devices.
The EU Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, launches its consultation paper ‘EU ICT Industrial Policy: Breaking the Cycle of Failure’, a paper that aims to explore issues such as digital sovereignty and the supply chain of cybersecurity products in Europe, as well as to present an overview of the relationship between the global ICT market and the cybersecurity market.
Interested parties are invited to submit their comments by 31 August 2019.
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