content regulation / Copyright / Data protection / immunities / Internet intermediaries / ISPs / notice-and-take down

The EU Commission and its draft Communication on online platforms: sectorial voluntary action and soft law are the winners of the regulatory challenge!

The topic of intermediary liability is a hot topic these days, with different types of institutions already having had looked, or still looking, at how to interpret/amend/improve the EU intermediary liability legal and regulatory regime. The European Commission [EC] fuelled this debate with its Communication of 6 May 2015 on ‘A Digital Single Market Strategy … Continue reading

Data protection / ICO

ICO Sets Precedent in Data Protection Ruling on Special Purposes Exemption

Turning a new page on data protection in 2015 – ICO confirms that the definition of ‘journalism’ should be interpreted broadly The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been busy over the last month on data protection matters. This week, we heard news that the ICO has been carrying out some New Year reorganisation of … Continue reading