Decisions of several committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations

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Question for Written Answer: Fake news: democratic emergency

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Agenda: EP JURI Committee Meeting (7 December 2017)

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Intellectual property: Protecting Europe’s know-how and innovation leadership

The Commission today presents measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in innovation and creativity.

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Agenda: Working Party on Intellectual Property (Copyright) (4 – 5 December 2017)

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UPDATED – Report: EP IMCO/JURI Committee on contracts for the supply of digital content

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (29 November 2017)

Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, transport and general policy items.

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Opinion: EP LIBE Committee on copyright in the Digital Single Market

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Event: DSM cloud stakeholder meeting (Brussels, 12 December 2017)

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In-Depth Analysis: Providers Liability: From the eCommerce Directive to the future

The study addresses the secondary liability of Internet intermediaries, namely, the issue of whether and to what extent, intermediaries —who bring together or facilitate transactions between third parties on the Internet— should be liable for, or in dependence of, illegal activities by their users. The report discusses the main issues related to the application of the Directive, and makes some suggestions for future improvements. It argues that the exemption should be maintained, since it is needed to ensure the diverse provision of intermediation services and the freedoms of the users of such services. Some updates to the current regulation may provide better guidance to Internet intermediaries, their users, and legal professionals.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Civil Law Rules on Robotics (21 November 2017)

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Press Release: Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection today jointly adopted the Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content. The new Directive will aim to harmonise the standard set of digital contract law rules on contracts between businesses and consumers

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Press Release: European Parliament brings contracts for digital content into the 21st century

The European Parliament’s committees for the internal market and legal affairs today backed proposals to update laws covering contracts for the supply of digital content.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee – Vote on copyright in the Digital Single Market (20 November 2017)

Results of the Committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft opinion are available.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO/JURI Committee – Vote on Contracts for the supply of digital content (21 November 2017)

A summary of the committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft report and the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations is now available.

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Press Release: Defining and securing the Internet of Things: ENISA publishes a study on how to face cyber threats in critical information infrastructures

The study which is titled ‘Baseline Security Recommendations for Internet of Things in the context of critical information infrastructures’, aims to set the scene for IoT security in Europe. It serves as a reference point in this field  and as a foundation for relevant forthcoming initiatives and developments. The ENISA report was developed in cooperation with the ENISA IoT Security Experts Group and additional key stakeholders.

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws

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Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (13-16 November 2017)

Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.

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Speech: Commission Gabriel’s keynote speech at the Digital Europe Working Group Conference Robotics

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Speech: Commissioner Gabriel at EU Multi-stakeholder Conference on Fake news

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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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Agenda: EP JURI Committee Meeting (20 – 21 November 2017)

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