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European Interoperability Strategy: European Commission Communication on new Implementation Strategy
The European Commission, on 23 March 2017, adopted a Communication, European Interoperability Framework – Implementation Strategy.
Cybersecurity: High Level Group of European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism publishes second opinion on cybersecurity in Digital Single Market
On 24 March 2017, the High Level Group of the European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism published its second opinion on cybersecurity in the Digital Single Market. In a related development, on ...
Intelligent Transport Systems: European Commission launches evaluation Roadmap of Directive 2010/40/EU
In March 2017, the European Commission launched a Roadmap on the evaluation of Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on the framework for the deployment of ...
Commission consults on review of SMP Guidelines
On 27 March 2017, the European Commission launched a public consultation to inform its proposed review of the 2002 Guidelines for market analysis and the assessment of significant market power (SMP) f ...
Intelligent Transport Systems: European Commission adopts proposal on extending its powers to adopt delegated acts under ITS Directive
The European Commission, on 22 March 2017, adopted a proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/40/EU as regards the period for adopting delegated ac ...
European Commission consults on developing its policy approach to FinTech
The European Commission has published a consultation paper on FinTech.
European Commission requires social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules
The European Commission has given Facebook, Twitter and Google+ one month to produce detailed proposals of how they will ensure they comply with the EU consumer protection regime.
EDPS publishes opinion on proposed Directive on contracts for supply of digital content
The European Data Protection Supervisor has published an opinion on data protection aspects of the proposed Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content (COM/201 ...
BEREC opinion on phase II investigation into the market for wholesale high-quality access provided at a fixed location in the Netherlands
On 15 March 2017, BEREC published its opinion on the serious doubts raised by the European Commission about the market for wholesale high-quality access provided at a fixed location in the Netherlands ...
ECJ rules on compatibility of Austrian law exceptions on transmissions of broadcasts by cable with Copyright Directive
The ECJ has ruled on questions regarding the compatibility of Austrian law exceptions permitting certain transmissions of broadcasts by cable without the author's consent with the Copyright Directive ...
Radio spectrum: European Parliament formally adopts Decision on 700MHz band for mobile internet and on sub-700MHz band for broadcasting
On 15 March 2017, the European Parliament plenary session formally adopted the European Commission proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of the 470-790 MHz f ...
Circular Economy Package: European Parliament adopts amendments to European Commission proposals
On 14 March 2017, the European Parliament plenary session decided not to adopt a first-reading position but instead to adopt amendments to the texts of the European Commission proposals of the second ...
ECJ judgment on scope of obligation to pass on data on third party subscribers to providers of directory enquiry services based in another member state
On 15 March 2017, the ECJ handed down its judgment on a reference from a Dutch court on the scope of the obligation on an undertaking that has assigned telephone numbers to subscribers to transmit to ...
Reduced VAT rate for books on CD-ROM but not books supplied electronically compliant with EU law (ECJ)
The ECJ has held, on referral from Poland, that the application of a reduced rate of VAT for books under Point 6 of Annex III to Directive 2006/112 to digital publications that constituted physical me ...
EU standardisation policy: European Commission publishes Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation 2017
On 3 March 2017, the European Commission published the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation 2017.
ECJ rules that right to be forgotten does not apply to company registry
The ECJ considers that the right to be forgotten does not apply to personal data in a companies' register. (Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura de Lecce v Salvatore Manni, Case C-3 ...
Commission issues 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index
On 3 March 2017, the European Commission published the results of the 2017 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index.
Robotics: European Parliament adopts recommendations on civil law rules
The European Parliament, on 16 February 2017, adopted a non-legislative Resolution with recommendations to the European Commission on civil law rules on robotics.
ENISA guidelines on notification of incidents under Cybersecurity Directive
The EU Agency for Network and Information Security has published guidelines for digital service providers on the notification of security incidents under the Network and Information Security Directive ...
ECJ rules on questions referred in second TV Catchup referral
The ECJ has ruled on various questions referred to the ECJ by the UK Court of Appeal in a second referral concerning the TV Catchup case. (ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catchup Ltd (in administ ...
European Cloud Initiative: European Parliament adopts non-legislative Resolution
The European Parliament, on 16 February 2017, adopted a non-legislative Resolution on the European Cloud Initiative.
Article 29 Working Party provides update on GDPR implementation guidance, Privacy Shield and enforcement matters
The Article 29 Working Party has published updated information on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation guidance, Privacy Shield complaints and enforcement matters.
Consumer protection co-operation: Council adopts general approach on proposed Regulation
On 20 February 2017, the Competitiveness Council adopted a general approach on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on co-operation between n ...
Article 29 Working Party publishes Privacy Shield complaint documentation
The Article 29 Working Party has published Privacy Shield complaint documentation and rules of procedure relating to its complaint body.
EDPS publishes priorities for 2017
The European Data Protection Supervisor has published his priorities for the policy and consultation activities of the organisation for 2017.
Related legislation trackers
- Circular Economy Package: ELV, batteries and WEEE waste: legislation tracker
- Circular Economy Package: legislation trackers
- Digital Single Market Strategy: BEREC: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: Electronic Communications Code: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: Marrakesh Treaty Directive: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: Marrakesh Treaty Regulation: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: TV and radio programmes: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: VAT rates: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: audiovisual media services: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: consumer protection co-operation: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: contracts for online sales of goods: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: contracts for supply of digital content: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: cross-border parcel delivery: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: digital copyright: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: geoblocking: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: internet connectivity: legislation tracker
- Digital Single Market Strategy: portability of online content services: legislation tracker
- European Accessibility Act: legislation tracker
- Internet governance: legislation tracker
- Wholesale roaming markets: legislation tracker
Key ongoing EU legislative initiatives
A practice note presenting a selection of key ongoing EU legislative initiatives in this topic area that are currently going through the legislative procedure.