On October 16, 2013, Dr. Pilar del Castillo Vera issued the draft opinion of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) with regard to the proposed cyberstrategy of the EU.
On 3 October 2013, in the case of Peter Pinckney vs. KDG Mediatech AG, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that, with certain qualifications, when a copyrighted work is reproduced in one Member State, and offered for sale online by companies established in another, the author of the work can bring an action for copyright infringement in the courts of their own home Member State if infringing copies are accessible from that State – even if that State is not among the States where the work was reproduced and/or made available online.
Gender imbalance on corporate boards poses a serious challenge for all EU member states. In an effort to tackle this issue the European Commission launched a public consultation on possible action at EU level on 5 March 2012.
Only a few days after the leading parliamentary committee waved through the proposed amendments to the European Commission’s legislative proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation (see here and here), the EU Member States’ governments have decided to postpone the adoption of the Regulation to 2015.
Yesterday, at the European Council summit in Brussels, leaders from the 28 EU member states agreed to push back the deadline for the adoption of the new EU data protection framework, agreeing that the deadline should be in 2015, rather than the May 2014 deadline that the European Parliament and European Commission had set out.
On October 21, a key European parliamentary committee (the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“Committee”) approved an amended version of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation, paving the way for further negotiations with EU governmental bodies.
On Monday, October 21, 2013, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted to approve an amended version of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulations.
The European Commission has recently adopted new measures as part of the Joint Plan of immediate actions intended to restore patient and professional trust in medical devices and improve their safety, after events like the French breast implant scandal have shaken up the industry.
Vote by European Commission’s Civil Liberties Committee Completes Major Step Towards Adoption of EU Data Protection Regulation
In a historic vote today, the leading parliamentary committee on the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation, the Civil Liberties Committee (“LIBE”), adopted all compromise amendments put forward to the Commission’s original proposal.
On October 17, Jan Albrecht, rapporteur to the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“LIBE”), issued a release in which he claims that “Edward Snowden and the PRISM scandal laid the ground” for including a prohibition against telecommunications and Internet companies transferring data to other countries’ governmental authorities unless otherwise permitted by EU law.