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UK data protection regulator proposes to make the internet more appropriate for children
23 April 19 Kyrylo Prymak

The UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), published a draft of the statutory code of practice outlining sixteen standards that providers of information society services must meet to ensure children’s privacy online. The main principle underpinning the code reads “the best interests of the child should be the primary consideration in all actions concerning children.”

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
22 April 19 Hannah Bracken

This week’s edition features stories about the European Parliament endorsing the Commission’s approach to connected car technology; the adoption of new EU consumer contract rules for digital services; legislation that Parliament approved during its final plenary sitting before the May elections; and how stakeholders can give feedback on the EU AI ethics guidelines.

European Parliament endorses Commission approach on technology for connected cars
18 April 19 Sofia Dilinos

The European Parliament voted in favour of the European Commission’s binding Delegated Regulation which would lay down a “hybrid communication” approach to cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS). It rejected by 304 votes against, 270 for and 30 abstentions, the motion for a resolution of the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) committee, which would have rejected the Regulation for not being technology neutral.

In Mexico, Uber-like services must withhold taxes from drivers
18 April 19 Carlos Castellanos

From 1 April 2019, platforms that provide ride-hailing and food delivery services in Mexico, such as Uber and Uber Eat, must calculate and withhold the amount of income tax (ISR) and value added tax (VAT) payable each month by the driver partner who provides the services. The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) said that this procedure does not represent a tax increase, but only a compliance simplification and facilitation for this type of activities.

Italian privacy watchdog fines an e-voting platform €50,000 for privacy flaws
15 April 19 Stefano De Luca

For the second time in two years, the Italian data protection authority (the Garante) fined the Rousseau Association - which runs and manages different websites related to the Italian Five Star political movement (M5S) - €50,000.

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
14 April 19 Hannah Bracken

This week’s edition features stories about the European Commission’s plans for its next mandate (2019-2024); the adoption of the EU Cybersecurity Act and its impact on 5G security certification schemes; changes to Facebook’s terms of service; practical advice on personal data breach notifications; and the European artificial intelligence ethics guidelines. It also lists the events taking place this week.

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