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2 May 2019

Digital Single Market: state of play

Mid April, the Council adopted new rules on copyright, sales contracts for goods and digital content. Member states will now be required to transpose the new […]
18 April 2019

New Deal for Consumers: progress on the modernisation of EU consumer law

On 21 March, the Romanian Presidency announced that a provisional agreement, confirmed the following week by Member States’ ambassadors in COREPER, had been reached in trilogue on the […]
4 April 2019

GDPR implementation and EDPB guidelines

European Data Protection Board is updating its Opinion 1/2010 on controllers and processors in the view of producing guidelines. EDPB organised a workshop on the 25th […]
21 March 2019

ePrivacy: Romanian Presidency moving forward

The Romanian Presidency of the Council is moving forward with the ePrivacy file. The Telecommunication working group (TELEWG) of the Council has met on the 12th […]
7 March 2019

Major steps forward in consumer law

Member states’ ambassadors meeting in the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee agreed today on the Council’s position on a draft directive which amends four existing EU directives […]
21 February 2019

FEDMA voices its concerns about e-Privacy draft regulation

FEDMA gave an interview to Privacy Laws & Business regarding the e-Privacy draft regulation. The Romanian presidency of the EU Council, which hopes to reach agreement […]
21 February 2019

Legitimate interest: the debate!

Personal data processed for direct marketing purposes relies mostly on “consent” (art. 6a) and “legitimate interest” (art. 6f). However, there is strong tendency in the market […]
7 February 2019

Major step forward in consumer law

In January 2019, Council and Parliament concluded their trialogue negotiations on the Digital Content Directive. This directive provides for an EU contract law framework covering sale […]
24 January 2019

ePrivacy discussion resumes under the Romanian Presidency

The Romanian Presidency of the Council wishes to reach an agreement on the ePrivacy file within the next 5 month, and has scheduled a series of […]
10 January 2019

Start of the Romanian presidency: the challenges ahead

The 1st of January has been the first day of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of Ministers. For its first presidency, many challenges lay ahead […]
20 December 2018

FEDMA season greetings and ePrivacy latest

FEDMA team would like to thank you for your support and sends you our very best wishes for 2019. For your information, our office is closed […]
6 December 2018

Minister discuss ePrivacy: More work is needed

Earlier this week, the draft ePrivacy Regulation has been discussed by Ministers in the Telecommunications Council. The progress report prepared by the Austrian Presidency has been […]