Skating On Thin Ice? European Commission Challenges Compatibility of ISU Eligibility Rules with EU Competition Rules

By | Sports Shorts | September 29, 2016
Skating On Thin Ice? European Commission Challenges Compatibility of ISU Eligibility Rules with EU Competition Rules

The European Commission announced on 27 September 2016 that it had sent a formal “statement of objections” to the International Skating Union, alleging that the ISU’s rule banning skaters from taking part in unauthorised speed skating events and subject to a lifetime ban sanction, infringes the prohibition of anticompetitive agreements in Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

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Why the GDPR is Good News for Business

Why the GDPR is Good News for Business

Not many people will remember this but in 2008, Richard Thomas, the former UK Information Commissioner caused a fairly dramatic stir in the privacy world – at least among policy makers and fellow regulators – by unashamedly proclaiming that European data protection law was outdated and ineffective to address the technological and privacy challenges of the 21st century.

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