TODAY’S TOP STORIES
The Digital Services Act: A New Era for Online Platforms and Search Engines
The European Commission designated 17 Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs) and 2 Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSEs) that reach at least 45 million monthly active users.
Upgrades on EU company law with an emphasis on digitalisation expected
The proposal’s main goals include improving transparency, fostering trust, and reducing the administrative burden for companies, particularly SMEs, engaged in cross-border activities within the EU.
The French Ministry of Justice starts work on the confidentiality of in-house lawyers’ advice
Jean-Philippe Gille, President of the French Association of Company Lawyers (AFJE), gave an overview of the ongoing developments in French, which has been translated here below.
European Commission aiming to reform GDPR enforcement rules in cross-border cases
The GDPR has signified the importance and value that online personal data holds and established strict criteria for data collection and processing. Failure to comply can cost companies dearly.
A new cybersecurity regime brings enhanced agencies, reporting obligations
The EU cybersecurity regime recently underwent a notable reform. In January 2023, Directive 2022/2555, the new NIS 2 Directive – the EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity – entered into force, amending existing legislation and repealing Directive 2016/1148, in place since 2016.
“Being that close to the business is just that much more exciting”
Interview: Guillaume Nonain, General Counsel EMEA & APAC and Global DPO (GDPR) at The Brink’s Company, has been working as an in-house counsel since 2005, providing legal support in a variety of industries.
CJEU Decision reinforces the value of LPP
The case concerned an amended Directive that introduced an obligation to report any potentially aggressive tax-planning cross-border tax arrangements to the competent authorities.
Disclosure of information compiled ex novo permissible, subject to proportionality by national courts
The case originated from a 2016 Commission Decision, where the Commission found continuous infringement of Article 101 TFEU by 15 international truck manufacturers, with most infringements taking place between January 1997 and January 2011.