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U.S. says #Trump order will not undermine data transfer deals with EU

U.S. says #Trump order will not undermine data transfer deals with EU

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

An executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine two data transfer agreements between the United States and the EU, Washington wrote in a letter to allay European concerns, writes Julia Fioretti. An executive order signed by Trump on Jan. 25 aiming to toughen enforcement of […]

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#NetNeutrality: EU rules out blocking online content, application and services

#NetNeutrality: EU rules out blocking online content, application and services

The Devil is in the details they say, and this was part of the reaction the Commission received when Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Gunter Oettinger proposed the Telecom Single Market Regulation back in 2013. For the very first time, the principle of net neutrality as enshrined in EU law sets out the detail on ruling […]

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#Consumer: 56% increase in product sales when labelled ‘long-lasting’

#Consumer: 56% increase in product sales when labelled ‘long-lasting’

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 29 March the EESC released a study, entitled ‘The influence of Lifespan Labelling on Consumers’, which clearly demonstrates the effect of lifetime labelling on consumer purchasing behaviour. The outcome of this study is very clear: products labelled as long-lasting, such as suitcases and printers, would see a huge boost in sales, by 128 % and 70% […]

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UK Business Secretary calls for a ‘digital single market’

UK Business Secretary calls for a ‘digital single market’

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable (pictured) said businesses and consumers across Europe are being let down by the “patchwork” approach to the digital economy in Europe. Speaking in Brussels on Tuesday, Cable called for the creation of what he calls a “digital single market”. In a keynote speech, the Liberal Democrat MP said that Europe […]

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Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts: ‘The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon’

Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts: ‘The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon’

Lyon, France 18 August 2014 “Just as work on the data protection reform has picked up speed and urgency, detractors are attempting to throw a new spanner in the works. They are trying to use the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice on the right to be forgotten to undermine our reform. They […]

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EU urged to stop importing horsemeat from non-EU countries

EU urged to stop importing horsemeat from non-EU countries

Four years after strict import requirements for products of animal origin entered into force in the European Union, Humane Society International (HSI) is renewing its call to the European Commission to halt the import of horsemeat from outside the EU. Joanna Swabe, HSI EU director, said: “These EU import requirements look great on paper, but […]

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Have your say on the safety of tourism accommodation services: Launch of public consultation

Have your say on the safety of tourism accommodation services: Launch of public consultation

With more and more consumers choosing to spend their holidays outside their country of residence, they should feel safe in any tourism accommodation venue across the EU. Following calls from the European Parliament and the industry, the European Commission is asking for tourists’ and businesses’ views to collect information and evidence on consumers’ experiences with […]

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