On 27 October 2022, the Digital Services Act (DSA) was published in the EU Official Journal as Regulation (EU) 2022/2065, with the aim to fully harmonize the rules on the safety of online services and the dissemination of illegal content online. The Digital Services Act will require online intermediaries to amend their terms of service, to better handle complaints, and to increase their transparency, especially with respect to advertising.(more…)
EU Digital Services Act: Fundamental Changes for Online Intermediaries?November 5th, 2022 | Posted by in Competition | eCommerce | Europe | internet | Legislation - (0 Comments)
France: New Requirements Concerning the Sale of Digital GoodsJuly 21st, 2022 | Posted by in eCommerce | France | internet | IT | Legislation - (0 Comments)
On 29 June 2022, Decree n° 2022-946 (the “Decree”) supplemented the regulatory framework resulting from the Ordinance n° 2021-1247 of 29 September 2021 on the legal warranty of conformity for goods, digital content and digital services (the “Ordinance”). Stakeholders have under 1 October 2022 to implement the following measures, aiming at protecting consumers of digital goods.
1. General information about the Ordinance
Implementing two 2019 European directives on certain aspects of contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services and contracts for the sale of goods (respectively Directives (EU) 2019/770 and 2019/771 dated 20 May 2019), the Ordinance aimed to foster the safety of consumers when purchasing both physical and digital goods and, to a lesser extent, to reduce the environmental impact of digital goods.
This Ordinance amended the French Consumer Code in depth, notably by expanding the legal warranty of conformity, which now covers digital products and services but is also applicable to both B2C as well as B2B contracts, when the latter are executed between professionals and non-professionals (i.e. legal entities acting outside of their direct professional activities).(more…)
Legal 500 Rankings 2022 – Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet – Tier 3 – FranceApril 11th, 2022 | Posted by in internet | IT | Rankings - (0 Comments)
K&L Gates LLP has strong expertise in innovative systems, combining strength in technology, data protection and IP. Notably undertaking innovative and complex work, the team has advised on encryption and security software for Enigma Software/Cyclonis and secure GPS services for ICaune. Developing a focus on connected transport matters, the firm advises some of the biggest names in this growing area. Claude-Etienne Armingaud is the head of the practice.
Practice head(s): Claude-Etienne Armingaud(more…)
🇺🇸 IAPP Data Protection Intensive France – Global Developments: CCPA and BeyondFebruary 4th, 2020 | Posted by in Conference | Data Transfer | Europe | France | internet | Legislation | Privacy | World - (0 Comments)
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) stands to radically change the way organisations throughout the United States, and even the world, handle personal data. Coming into force on 1 January 2020, CCPA has motivated other U.S. states such as Washington and Texas to move toward having their own privacy laws. Increasingly, pressure is building in Washington, DC, to advance federal privacy legislation, both on the domestic and international scene. In addition to Japan obtaining a GDPR-adequacy recognition (followed soon by Korea and India), Brazil has adopted its General Data Protection Act (GDPA) which is heavily inspired by the EU GDPR and will come into force in August 2020. In this session, hear about the new laws and legislative initiatives, how they will change the way you do business internationally and how to get prepared.
Along with Delphine Charlot, CIPP/E, Senior Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection, Mastercard
🇺🇸 How will the data-driven economy and internet of things fuel the connected car industry and can global compliance be reached?, GMIS, Abu DhabiMarch 28th, 2017 | Posted by in Conference | Connected Cars | internet | Software - (0 Comments)
Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, Abu Dhabi