On 17 May 2016, the Council of Europe formally adopted the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, a Commission proposal in response to increasing concerns about cyber-attacks and privacy breaches.
On 17 May 2016, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive at first reading, paving the way for its final adoption and entry into force in August 2016.
Blockchain is “the most important invention since the Internet itself” according to Marc Andreeseen, but if illegal activities are perpetrated through the blockchain, who is liable?
The Privacy Shield, proposed this past February and greeted with cautious optimism by European and U.S. regulators alike as a more robust “replacement” for the invalidated Safe Harbor framework, appears to be suffering death by a thousand paper cuts.
On May 25, 2016, the European Union (“EU”) Council and Parliament politically agreed on the provisions that will go into the final version of the long-awaited EU medical device and in vitro diagnostic (“IVD”) regulations.
Medical Device Alert – Political Agreement Concerning the Text of the New Regulations On Medical Devices and in Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices
Late on 25 May 2016, the Council of the European Union issued a press release to announce that the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council had reached a political agreement concerning the text of the proposed Regulation on medical devices and the proposed Regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
The European Commission today released five long-awaited digital market proposals.
The thing about referendums is that the consequences of one outcome or another are likely to be rather disparate.
General Court of the EU Dismisses Trioplast Application Seeking Reimbursement of Interest Paid for Being Late in Paying Cartel Fine
With a judgment handed down on 12 May 2016 (Case T-669/14, Trioplast Industrier AB v. European Commission), the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) dismissed an action brought by Trioplast Industrier AB (Trioplast Industrier) claiming the annulment of an alleged decision by the European Commission (EC) to ask Trioplast Industrier to pay interest for the late payment of a fine imposed on it for its involvement in the industrial bags cartel.
Today, after more than four years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or the Regulation) enters into force.