The EU Commission and its official Communication on Online Platforms: is the e-commerce Directive being attacked by the back door? – Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

12 06 2016

european-commission-building-flagsAs you might remember, a draft version of the European Commission’s Communication on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market was leaked at the end of April. From digesting it at that time, it seemed to be clear that the Commission had taken the view that content regulation should be sectorial and the liability exemptions to be found in the e-commerce Directive (2000/31/EC) had to be preserved. [See my earlier post here]. Read the rest of this entry »





Intermediaries and Free Expression Under the GDPR, in Summary – Daphne Keller

10 12 2015

data_protection (1)Europe’s pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) threatens free expression and access to information on the Internet.  The threat comes from erasure requirements that work in ways the drafters may not have intended — and that are not necessary to achieve the Regulation’s data protection purposes. Read the rest of this entry »





Conference: Enrolling Internet Intermediaries in the Law Enforcement Process, Challenges and Opportunities

23 08 2015

iCLIC logo.final.png_SIA - JPG - Fit to Width_178_trueThe first iCLIC conference, Enrolling Internet Intermediaries in the Law Enforcement Process: Challenges and Opportunities” is taking place at the University of Southampton on 17 and 18 September 2015. Read the rest of this entry »