National initiatives in Europe on cooperation by online platforms with tax authorities
Cullen International has published a new Table looking at the role of online platforms in ensuring tax compliance by users providing goods or services through them.
EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
This report recaps EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy last week and lists the events taking place this week.
Italy introduces legislation for distributed ledger technologies and smart contracts
A new law on distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and smart contracts entered into force in Italy on 13 February 2019. The purpose of the new law is to simplify transactions by the private and public sectors.
E-evidence: no agreement before the end of European Parliament mandate, rapporteur confirms
While presenting two more working documents analysing in detail some aspects of the European Commission proposal on cross boarder access to electronic evidence, rapporteur Birgit Sippel (S&D, Germany) confirmed that no agreement with Council would be possible before the European Parliament elections in May.
European Parliament urges changes to existing EU cybersecurity landscape to address Chinese 5G equipment
The first part of this Flash analyses the European Parliament’s resolution on security threats connected to Chinese technology. The second part describes how potential vulnerabilities in future 5G networks feature in a communication from the European Commission on the EU and China. Both documents were published on 12 March 2019.
Proposal for EU-wide tax on digital services fails
EU member states failed to agree on a narrowed-down European digital services tax (DST) during the Council meeting of economics and finance ministers on 12 March 2019. Although a large majority of EU member states supported the EU DST, Denmark, Finland, Ireland and Sweden blocked its adoption, which requires unanimity.