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.
Briefing on the legal and policy issues attendant to the identification and tracing of Covid-19 cases
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.
The adoption of the Law of 10 February, 2020 on the fight against waste and the circular economy is the result of the discussions with all stakeholders throughout 2019.
These last five years have been busy for digital stakeholders in Europe. The Juncker’s Commission presented no less than 38 initiatives, of which 23 were legislative proposals, in the fields of data protection, cybersecurity, audiovisual, copyright and platforms, to name only the highlights.
Aged 64, and an engineer by training, former Economy and Finance Minister Thierry Breton is above all a recognized and respected business leader internationally. He was called in to head several major French IT and telecom companies to rescue them and was quite successful in turning then around.