Adjustment of the safe harbor regime for content-sharing platform operators in regard to copyright infringing content

1. General Against the background of a continuous transformation of the realities surrounding us, the European Union institutions have been noted to show an effervescence in their actions meant to cover the gap between reality and the legislative framework. This… Read moreAdjustment of the safe harbor regime for content-sharing platform operators in regard to copyright infringing content

The grid connection – still a bottleneck for renewable electricity projects in Romania?

1. Preliminary aspects [1] On 31 December 2021, Emergency Ordinance no. 143/2021 amending Electricity and Natural Gas Law no. 123/2012 and amending certain regulatory acts (“GEO 143/2021”) was published in the Official Gazette of Romania no. 1259 and entered into… Read moreThe grid connection – still a bottleneck for renewable electricity projects in Romania?

101… not dalmatians, but tracking technologies related complaints: highlights on recent case-law

The past months have brought some important decisions from European data protection authorities (“DPA”) with respect to the use of cookies and the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, especially to the USA. This article aims to highlight the… Read more101… not dalmatians, but tracking technologies related complaints: highlights on recent case-law

Transparency of the electricity and natural gas markets: one decade of REMIT application (II)

The first article of our own REMIT series is available here. It provides an overview of the REMIT core concepts, including the novelties brought under the latest edition of the ACER Guidance published on 22 July 2021 and the main… Read moreTransparency of the electricity and natural gas markets: one decade of REMIT application (II)

Transparency of the electricity and natural gas markets: one decade of REMIT application (I)

1. Prolegomena [1] The end of year 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the enactment of EU Regulation No. 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (hereafter… Read moreTransparency of the electricity and natural gas markets: one decade of REMIT application (I)

Tell me about the data access right – the who, the what, the why and the way…

A recent case brought before a court in Amsterdam has given us the opportunity to call into question the right of access to personal data regulated by art. 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in particular certain… Read moreTell me about the data access right – the who, the what, the why and the way…

Lessons (re)learned from the new ECHR case Vladimir Kharitonov v. Russia on blocking access to a website and the freedom of expression

Earlier on 23 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (the „Court”) issued a decision in the case Vladimir Kharitonov v. Russia (Application no. 10795/14), in which the Court reiterated that blocking access to a website may constitute a… Read moreLessons (re)learned from the new ECHR case Vladimir Kharitonov v. Russia on blocking access to a website and the freedom of expression

Compatibility of purposes for further processing of personal data: hit the bull’s eye in darts or hit the ball in a rugby gate?

Purpose limitation principle On 28 November 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed two administrative fines of EUR 5,000 each. One fine was imposed on a mayor who had initially received the contact details of 476 individuals who had resorted… Read moreCompatibility of purposes for further processing of personal data: hit the bull’s eye in darts or hit the ball in a rugby gate?

On a (potential) Conflict between Some Provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation

We will briefly address below a couple of provisions contained by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data… Read moreOn a (potential) Conflict between Some Provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation