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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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National initiatives in Europe on cooperation by online platforms with tax authorities
18 March 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

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
17 March 19 Hannah Bracken

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
15 March 19 Stefano De Luca

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
14 March 19 Laurence Nivot

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
13 March 19 Hannah Bracken

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
13 March 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

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.

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