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Tag: European Commission
European Commission launches sector inquiry into consumer Internet of Things (IoT)
August 7, 2020
On 16 July 2020 the European Commission launched a sector inquiry into the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer-related products and services.
‘Infodemic’ puts social media platforms under heightened regulatory scrutiny
April 9, 2020
Hoaxes about the supposed benefits of anti-inflammatory drugs, drinking chloroquine, taking vitamin C or eating garlic soup: these are just a few...
Vestager statements provide insights into the EU’s future digital policies
October 28, 2019
By Francine Cunningham, Senior Public Affairs Manager (Brussels) Very different fates have befallen the candidates for the two most important digital...
Commissioner candidates prepare to be grilled on digital policy priorities
September 30, 2019
'Technological sovereignty' has become the new buzzword among digital movers and shakers in the EU institutions, as the Commissioner candidates who will oversee digital...
EC Expert Group calls for changes to antitrust enforcement in digital markets
April 16, 2019
By Francine Cunningham, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Bird & Bird and Baptist Vleeshouwers, Associate (Brussels). In these final...
Should we be building online prior restraint machines?
January 19, 2018
We are living in an age in which there is intense pressure from every direction to make online intermediaries – or at least the...
Political agreement reached on draft Regulation on geo-blocking – entry into force end of...
Roelien Van Neck
November 27, 2017
The European Commission has announced that the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on restrictions on geo-blocking, with...
Proposed EU Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data
October 24, 2017
As part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission has set the goal for building a European data economy. In that context, the...
Data ownership in the context of the European data economy: proposal for a new...
February 7, 2017
Our International Tech & Comms team in Brussels has made an extensive analysis of the EU legal framework related to data ownership. They performed...
Post-Truth Regulation: Born in the USA, Coming of Age in Europe?
February 3, 2017
Following Donald Trump's dramatic and, some might say, surprising rise to power, questions remain as to the extent to which fake news stories such...
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