The case began in January 2010 when Danish resident Mr. Blomqvist purchased a ‘Rolex’ watch from a Chinese online shopping site.
Major changes are on the way in Europe that will have a significant impact on companies anywhere in the world that collect or process personal data of residents of the EU.
On 21 November 2013, the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU“) with the Competition Commission of India. A copy has just been published on the European Commission’s website.
The European Commission (Commission) has issued a package of measures (the Reform Package), the rationale for which is to simplify and streamline EU merger control.
The completion of the Data Protection Regulation faced another set-back last Friday (December 6, 2013) at the Council of Ministers, in which there was a fundamental disagreement surrounding the proposed “one-stop shop.”
The Council of the EU failed to make any progress towards the adoption of an agreed negotiating position on the Data Protection Regulation at its meeting on Friday, 6 December 2013.
The EU’s Work on Data Protection Reform continues following the vote of the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 21 October 2013 to adopt compromise amendments. The 104 compromise amendments represent a consolidation of proposals submitted by various European Parliament committees. Following up on our initial report, Hogan Lovells has prepared a detailed analysis of the compromise amendments approved by the LIBE committee.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently delivered its judgment in case C-109/12 concerning the legal status of medical devices. The CJEU confirmed Advocate General Sharpston’s opinion that Member States may classify the same product differently and confirms previous rulings of the CJEU.