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    Get concise, easy-to-understand updates on the EU's digital single market strategy. A single source of alerts and reports on EU data protection and e-privacy rules, and other data protection regimes worldwide. Get in-depth, impartial intelligence on topics like the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU rules on the free flow of data, their context and implications.
    Track regulators’ responses to cyber risks with updates on the implementation of the EU cybersecurity rules and other topics. Coverage of regulatory developments (e.g. on access to data, liability) impacting new technologies such as AI and IoT services. Follow national and European rules on the taxation of digital businesses, and on the relationship between online platforms and users (business users and consumers).
    Follow the latest developments in consumer protection around digital content, products and services. Monitor EU and national initiatives on the taxation of digital businesses Get an overview of regulation that seeks to foster the development of e-Commerce in Europe

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EU Timeline
20 January 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of the EU Timeline highlights noteworthy events and the status of the most important regulatory developments at EU level for our clients over the next six months.

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
20 January 19 Hannah Bracken

This report recaps EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy last week and lists the events taking place this week.

Search engines can refuse requests to delist links to websites with sensitive data says advisor to the EU’s top court
15 January 19 Hannah Bracken

According to the Advocate General's opinion, search engines are subject to the prohibition on processing sensitive data under the former Data Protection Directive, but they do not have to pre-emptively ensure that they do not link to such data. When considering a delisting request, search engines can evoke the public interest and freedom of expression to refuse to delist.

Italy takes first step to introducing new tax on digital services
15 January 19 Stefano De Luca

The Italian 2019 Budget Law introduced a new tax on digital services (so called web-tax). However, it still requires an implementing decree to become operational. The new tax will replace a previous tax on services provided by electronic means which has now been abolished.

Adviser to EU’s top court favours limiting territorial scope of right to be forgotten
14 January 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

The Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union gave an opinion in favour of limiting the territorial scope of the right to be forgotten to the EU in the particular case at hand. However, the AG favoured that providers of search engines apply geo-blocking to prevent EU users from having access through non-EU domains to the delisted search results.

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
13 January 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

This report recaps Cullen International’s coverage of EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy that happened just before and after the winter break. It also lists events taking place this week.

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