Cookie Rules in the EU

Categories: Guest Blogger

April 28, 2015

Cookie rules are defined in the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by the 2009 Citizens’ Rights Directive, in Article 5 that regulates confidentiality of communications. Electronic communication service providers should not listen, tap, store or carry out any other form of surveillance without obtaining users’ prior informed consent.

Can the EU digital market be more than a buzzword?

Categories: Article

April 28, 2015

Two misconceived criticisms are often associated with the idea of a single European digital market: the first one goes that there is already a global online market and that creating a separate one for Europe does not make much sense. The second one maintains that the EU Member States are doing pretty well in terms of their own EU-inspired regulation and facilitating digital industries, so there is no need for taking this any further.

Special update: Privacy and drones

Categories: Guest Blogger

March 18, 2015

Civilian use of drones has been increasing greatly in recent years. Now, the use is spreading from pure personal use of hobbyists into the world of customer service and security.

From the legal perspective, there is not much data protection guidance on the use of drones on the EU level yet. When it comes to data protection issue of drones, an analogy with the use of CCTV cameras is often made.

Monthy roundup, April 2015: Google antitrust suit and information on illegal downloaders

Categories: Monthly Round Up

April 30, 2015

Regulatory case law, April 2015: use of biometric data and disputes between telecoms providers

Categories: Latest EU Regulatory Case Law

April 30, 2015

In April the European Court of Justice among other ruled on the use of biometric data collected for purposes other than the issue of passports and travel documents, and disputes between undertakings providing electronic communications networks or services.