Yesterday, the European Parliament voted to approve the EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement, a framework for the exchange of personal data for law-enforcement (including anti-terrorism) purposes between the EU and U.S.
A further step towards the reform of European copyright was taken On 29 November 2016. The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament (JURI) not only voted for a proposal for a regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market; in its Brussels meeting, JURI also organized a public hearing regarding one specific and highly discussed aspect of the current reform of European copyright – potential obligations for service provider.
There is no doubt that trade secrets are valuable business assets, have a direct impact on innovation and are important drivers of competitive advantage in the market.
Belgium is the latest EU country to take a cold hard look at whether employment laws introduced in the sixties and seventies and little changed since are still meeting the needs of employees and employers in the modern world.
The UK will ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement despite the Brexit vote, it was announced yesterday.
Digital Single Market Update: Council Confirms Approach to EU Geoblocking Ban Will Not Apply to Sports Broadcasts
On Monday (28 November), the European Council announced that it has agreed a general approach to a draft regulation to prohibit “unjustified geoblocking” between member states, including confirmation that the regulation should not apply to sports broadcasts.
The Court of Justice of the EU Adopts a Broad Interpretation of the Information On Emissions into the Environment That Authorities Must Disclose to the Public
This week the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) upheld a broad interpretation of the concept of “information that relates to emissions into the environment” that EU and Member State authorities (e.g., ECHA, EFSA, Commission, national environmental agencies) must disclose to the public.
Since the US Presidential Election 2 weeks ago, some have been looking forward to a possible repeal of the US conflict minerals rule by a newly-elected Trump Administration.
The European Commission has published a number of proposed measures that form part of its work to reduce risk in the EU banking sector, as set out in the Communication Towards the Completion of the Banking Union.