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Recovery, Power, Belonging: The Priorities of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (January - June 2022)

  1. Background

France will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) from January 1st to June 30th, 2022, coinciding with the general election campaign, i.e., the election of the President of the Republic in April, and that of the National Assembly members (Parliament's lower house) in June.

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French Data Protection Authority deliberation relating to Monsanto Company

In a deliberation dated 26 July relating to MONSANTO COMPANY, the French data protection authority (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés -CNIL”) 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.

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Consumer Protection: EU consumer credit rules are going through overhaul

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).

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Summary of the Member’s Bill “Digital Footprint”

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.

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Digital Services Act Package: A Right Step towards a Europe fit for the Digital Age?

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:

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Proposed Copyright Directive passes the European Parliament

On September 12th, 2018, the European Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on the Copyright Directive, proposed by the European Commission in September 2016: 438 votes in favour, 226 against and 39 abstentions.

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Results of the French Parliament Elections

The elections that took place yesterday renewed the 577 seats of the most important chamber of the French Parliament, the National Assembly. President Macron's party, La République En Marche (LREM) and its ally, the Modem party, ensured a solid majority with 350 seats, representing 60% of the Assembly. This should allow the new President to adopt his forthcoming reforms. More details on the new composition of the National Assembly and what it means below.

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BEREC’s guidelines on net neutrality

BEREC, the EU body gathering national telecom regulators, published its guidelines on the implementation of Net Neutrality, aiming to guide NRAs in their application of EU regulation 2015/2120 on net neutrality. Our recap below, including stakeholders' reactions and next steps.

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EU Commission rules Ireland must recover €13bn from Apple

On August 30th, the European Commission decided that the tax arrangements granted by Ireland to Apple amount to a State Aid and therefore sentenced Ireland to recover up to €13bn from the US company. Our recap of the case.

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ESMA Work Priorities for 2016

ESMA has updated its Work Programme for 2016 to include its role in the CMU implementation, and issued two dedicated Programmes for its Regulatory and Supervisory Works.

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Recovery, Power, Belonging: The Priorities of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (January - June 2022)

  1. Background

France will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) from January 1st to June 30th, 2022, coinciding with the general election campaign, i.e., the election of the President of the Republic in April, and that of the National Assembly members (Parliament's lower house) in June.

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French Data Protection Authority deliberation relating to Monsanto Company

In a deliberation dated 26 July relating to MONSANTO COMPANY, the French data protection authority (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés -CNIL”) 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.

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Consumer Protection: EU consumer credit rules are going through overhaul

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).

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Summary of the Member’s Bill “Digital Footprint”

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.

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Digital Services Act Package: A Right Step towards a Europe fit for the Digital Age?

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:

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EU Digital Agenda

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. Most of the initiatives were adopted, but there is hard work left on the funding of digital infrastructure and innovation, on e-privacy, on keeping the internet cleaner and safer.

File to download FIPRA Digital Practice_Snapshot EU Digital Agenda_191104.pdf

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Government reshuffle - Biographies of the new Ministers

Three ministers left the Government  following the announcement of the Presidential party's (LaREM) list for the European elections : Nathalie Loiseau, former Minister in charge of European Affairs and head of the list, as well as  two Junior Ministers - Benjamin Griveaux, the Government’s Spokesperson, and Mounir Mahjoubi, in charge of Digital Affairs - who have publicly stated that they are candidates to lead the LaREM list for the City of Paris in the upcoming mayoral elections, planned for spring 2020. 

File to download Biographies of Amélie de Montchalin, Sibeth Ndiaye and Cédric O.pdf

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The Housing sector : ready for the digital revolution ?

Our presentation (in french) of the new technologies being currently developed and deployed in the French housing sector, the expectations surrounding them, and the public authorities’ measures to encourage their use.