EU Court Opinion Sets Limits to Use of Upload Filters in New EU Copyright Rules

Brussels, BELGIUM  — The EU top court’s Advocate General, Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe, today provided his opinion on the Polish government’s request to annul the controversial Article 17 in the new EU Copyright rules. Poland requested that the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) annul Article 17 due to infringement of the right to freedom…

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Transatlantic industry groups urge swift agreement on EU-US commercial data flows

Brussels, BELGIUM — Ahead of the first anniversary of the invalidation of the Privacy Shield on Friday, more than 20 EU and U.S. associations today sent a letter urging EU Commissioner Reynders and U.S. Secretary Raimondo to swiftly ensure an agreement for secure transatlantic data flows. Thousands of EU and U.S. companies continue to be…

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G20 Finance Ministers Endorse International Tax Reform Agreement

Brussels, BELGIUM — Finance ministers from G20 nations have endorsed a global tax reform agreement in a communiqué that concludes their two day meeting in Italy. Final details, including a detailed implementation plan, are expected to be adopted at a G20 leaders’ summit in October. Last week, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)…

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New EU Distribution Rules Allow Discrimination Against Online Commerce

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission has published its draft revisions to distribution rules known as the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines (“VBER”). The VBER covers so-called vertical agreements between suppliers and their retailers or distributors. The updated rules replace the current rules on June 1, 2022. Digital distribution models have been…

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Industry Groups Urge Protection of Fundamental Principles and Rights in the Digital Services Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today joined other industry organizations in a joint statement asking EU Member States to respect the fundamental principles of the e-Commerce Directive during the negotiations of the Digital Services Act (DSA)  The signatories support an ambitious DSA and its objectives to protect consumers and their…

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CCIA Statement on the Enactment of the Colorado Privacy Act

Washington – Governor Jared Polis has signed the Colorado Privacy Act into law, making Colorado the third U.S. state to enact comprehensive consumer privacy legislation. New rules are set to take effect July 1, 2023. The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes Colorado lawmakers’ successful efforts to enact new rights and protections for consumer privacy.…

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