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    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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Germany unveils its strategy on artificial intelligence
19 November 18 Hannah Bracken

The German government published its strategy on artificial intelligence (AI) on 15 November 2018. Germany joins other EU countries, such as France, Sweden and the UK, with national AI strategies.

EU Weekly Report
18 November 18 Hannah Bracken

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

European Commission e-evidence proposals presented at Cullen International briefing
16 November 18 Laurence Nivot

The Commission presented its proposals on cross-border access to electronic evidence and answered questions about the liability of service providers, compensation of their costs and links between the proposal and electronic communications data retention requirements.

No new e-privacy rules before European elections in May 2019
15 November 18 Javier Huerta Bravo

The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU has confirmed that it will only present a progress report on the proposed e-Privacy Regulation (ePR) at the next Telecoms Council of 4 December 2018. Thus, the Council will not set its position on the ePR, at least, until 2019.

European Parliament votes in favour of the European Electronic Communications Code and BEREC Regulation
14 November 18 Martin Schraa

MEPs adopted the June 2018 compromise with the Council without amendments.

Argentina and Colombia apply VAT to digital services provided from outside the country
13 November 18 Carolina Limbatto

Argentina and Colombia have recently approved comprehensive tax reforms extending the scope of application of value added tax (VAT) to certain types of digital services provided by companies located aboard to people in Argentina or Colombia. This flash message analyses and compares the taxes in the two countries which although having a similar aim differ in approach to who is liable for collecting the tax. In Argentina, the local payment intermediaries (banks and credit card providers) must collect the tax. While in Colombia, the foreign digital service provider must collect and pay the VAT directly to the Colombian tax authority.

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