Press Release: Commissioner Jourová on official visit to Washington D.C and San Francisco

Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová will visit Washington D.C. on Monday September 18 to launch the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The purpose of the review is to establish whether the arrangement adopted on 12 July, now used by over 2,400 firms, properly secures transfers of personal data from the EU to the US. After discussions with US administration and gathering feedback from range of stakeholders, from businesses to NGOs, the Commission will publish a report with its assessment in the coming weeks. The Commissioner will then visit Silicon Valley September 19-20 to quiz tech companies on their experience with Privacy Shield and discuss the ongoing work on social platforms in the EU, including combating illegal online hate speech, user’s terms and conditions, gender equality, especially in a tech environment and other upcoming EU initiatives. In particular, she’ll meet Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, representatives of Google and other tech companies, start-ups and NGOs. She will give a keynote at Berkeley University on ‘Between freedom and security – The future of justice on the Internet’. More information on the Privacy Shield is available online, as well as in a short video. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel. +32 229 67083; Mélanie Voin – Tel.: +32 229 58659)

Source: European Commission

 

Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council: Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU

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UPDATED – Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (28 September 2017)

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Agenda: EP JURI Committee Meeting (2 October 2017)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Joint EP IMCO & JURI Committee Meeting (28 September 2017)

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market

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Agenda: Working Party on Intellectual Property (Copyright) (21 September 2017)

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Written Answer to a Question: Legislation on monitoring the circulation of terrorist propaganda videos

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Briefing: Online Platforms: How to Adapt Regulatory Framework to the Digital Age?

Platforms, understood as a method of organising digital markets that allows two groups of users (suppliers and customers) to meet, are one of the pillars of the digital market. They facilitate its development, providing adequate solutions to the needs of the sharing, collaborative, data, and P2P economies. Platforms that often operate as marketplaces have a triangle structure where users must first conclude a contract with the platform to be subsequently able to conclude contracts between themselves. The status of platform user is very often difficult to define, as platforms allow a rapid development of the pursued activities, which pushes the users outside the realm of consumer. These two characteristics make platforms difficult to fit with the EU market and consumer regulations.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes (7 September 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – A European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (7 September 2017)

A summary of the committee’s exchange of views with Commission representatives is now available.

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Press Release: La Commissaire Jourová en visite à Paris

Demain, la Commissaire chargée de la justice, des consommateurs et de l’égalité des genres Vera Jourová est à Paris, où elle rencontrera la Garde des Sceaux, Ministre de la Justice, Madame Nicole Belloubet pour discuter, entre autres, de la lutte contre le terrorisme, la proposition sur l’insolvabilité et sur les contrats digitaux. La Commissaire et la ministre inaugureront l’exposition “60 ans d’Europe, quels progrès pour la justice” en présence des magistrats du Tribunal de Grande Instance de Créteil. La Commissaire Jourová s’entretiendra ensuite avec la présidente de la Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), Madame Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, en vue de préparer la mise en œuvre du règlement sur la protection des données et le premier contrôle annuel du bouclier de protection des données UE-États-Unis. Enfin, elle rencontrera Marlène Schiappa, Secrétaire d’Etat auprès du Premier ministre chargée de l’égalité entre femmes et les hommes. Un point presse sera organisé avec la Commissaire Vera Jourová et la ministre de la Justice Nicole Belloubet vers 10h30 au Tribunal de Grande Instance. (Pour plus d’informations:Christian Wigand– Tel.: +32 229 62253; Mélanie Voin – Tel.: +32 229 58659)

Source: European Commission

Event: Anticompetitive Practices in the Online World: Hot Issues (Brussels, 26 October 2017)

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UPDATED – Opinion: EP CULT Committee on copyright in the Digital Single Market

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Press Release: Commissioner Jourová on visit to Tallinn

On Monday 4, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender, Věra Jourová  will visit Tallinn. She will deliver a keynote speech at the Company Law and Corporate Governance Conference. She will present the aim of the upcoming company law package, which the Commission propse in the coming months. She will then meet  Mr Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Justice, to discuss the ongoing justice files under the Estonian presidency, such as the digital contracts proposal, the European Public  Prosecutor’s Office and the first review of the Privacy Shield. (For more informations: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Mélanie Voin – Tel.: +32 229 58659

Source: European Commission

Budget Amendments: EP IMCO Committee on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018

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Results of the sectorial stakeholder engagement on building a data economy

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Report: EP LIBE Committee on the fight against Cybercrime

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Online and Other Distance Sales of Goods: Impact assessment of substantial amendments

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Proposal for a Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods

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Minutes: 5th meeting of the Stakeholder Consultation Group for Fitness Check of EU Consumer and marketing law (6 June 2017)

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UPDATED – Opinion: EP ITRE Committee on copyright in the Digital Single Market

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content

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