Tech Industry Supports Member States’ Efforts To Improve Criminal Justice In Cyberspace

Brussels, Belgium — The Computer & Communications Industry Association, DIGITALEUROPE and BSA issued the joint statement below praising EU Member States for their balanced approach to improving criminal justice while protecting the privacy of citizens online. The following can be attributed to CCIA Europe Director Christian Borggreen: “We support the EU’s aim to improve criminal…

EU Issues Antitrust Charges Against Google

Brussels — The European Commission’s Commissioner of Competition, Margrethe Vestager, issued a Statement of Objections against Google outlining alleged competition problems with Google’s contracts for the distribution of Android and its mobile apps.  The complaint focuses on three specific issues.  The Commission has identified alleged problems with Google’s distribution of its mobile apps on Android,…

CCIA, SAPIE Present EU Presidency Recommendations To Slovak Leaders

Bratislava, Slovakia — Ahead of the Slovak Republic’s EU Presidency, SAPIE and CCIA met with political leaders and presented recommendations. CCIA Europe and SAPIE met with Slovak President Andrej Kiska, Deputy Minister of Economy and other senior government officials and shared policy recommendations on how Europe can digitally transform its economy and reap the innovation…

CCIA Welcomes Privacy Shield Package: Provides Legal Certainty, Strong Privacy Safeguards And Trust

Brussels — The European Justice Commissioner, Věra Jourová, today presented the full details of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the new framework for transatlantic commercial data flows.   The framework includes major privacy safeguards including: strong obligations on participating companies and enforcement, limitations and safeguards on government access, redress possibilities for consumers, and annual reviews. Today’s…

CCIA Welcomes New EU-U.S. Data Transfer Framework

Brussels — Negotiators announced a political agreement today on a new “Safe Harbour” framework that will allow for commercial data flows between Europe and the United States.  Commissioner Jourová presented the agreement to the College of Commissioners today which gave it its “green light”. The Article 29 Working Party will examine the new agreement, called…

European Parliament Adopts Digital Single Market Report: Positive Report Shows Direction European Union Must Take

Strasbourg, France – Today the European Parliament adopted an ‘own initiative’ report “Towards a Digital Single Market Act”. The report sets out the Parliament’s view on how to build a Digital Single Market. The report covers a wide range of topics from ecommerce and skills to platforms and digital content. The Parliament lays out a…