Emmanuel Macron was reelected President of the Republic for a second 5-year term this evening, April 24th.
The first round of the presidential election was held yesterday, April 10th. Below are their respective scores. Only the two highest-scoring candidates in the first round will go face-to-face in the second round.
In a deliberation dated 26 July relating to MONSANTO COMPANY, the French data protection authority confirmed – and this is good news – that personal data processing that consists of collecting information for the purpose of identifying influential individuals to whom a company would like to promote its interests can be, subject to certain conditions, carried out on the basis of the legitimate interest pursued by the data controller.
In June 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal for a revision of Directive 2008/48/EC on credit agreements for consumers (CCD, Consumer Credit Directive), kicking off a reform with significant implications for the financial, e-commerce and fintech sectors in the European Union (EU).
The draft law on the management of the health crisis was adopted on July 25, 2021. The Constitutional Court will issue its decision on August 5, 2021.
The bill to reduce the environmental footprint of the digital economy, sponsored by Senator Patrick Chaize (Conservatives), is the direct outcome of the report presented by the Senate’s task force on this issue in June 2020.
Twenty years after the adoption of the e-Commerce Directive, the European Commission released its Digital Services Act Package (Package) comprising two proposals for a Regulation, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), that will profoundly modify the legal regime for online services.
These past months, numerous international, European and national initiatives to develop digital tools to contain the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic have sprung forth. These projects raise important legal, ethical and political issues, pertaining to both their architecture and their governance.
With the Covid-19 epidemic and subsequent lockdown, we have developed new actions, such as actively monitoring measures taken by the Government and the European institutions to tackle the crisis, or, with our network FIPRA, an interactive tool compiling the European approaches on contact tracing apps.
The European Commission published its Digital Package on February 19th, 2020, setting the framework for action over the next five years in the digital sphere. The COVID-19 outbreak has, however, forced the European institutions to rapidly switch into crisis management mode; political energy has been drawn towards containing the spread of the virus, with marginal reviews so far of its 2020 Work Programme.
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