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Welcome to July's edition of E-Commerce Law & Policy
The latest developments surrounding the draft EU General Data Protection Regulation make for our lead story in our news commentary section this month, as the EU Council's agreed general approach leads to the beginning of trilogue discussions on the GDPR this summer. Legal experts, including Eduardo Ustaran of Hogan Lovells, analyse the Council's version of the GDPR and what's next for the draft Regulation.
Our features in the journal this month include a look at the recent announcement by Google that it will add a 'Buy Now' button to its mobile search listings, a move that no doubt will be of interest to major retailers such as Amazon and eBay as well as to consumers themselves. Dan Smith and Mathilda Davidson of Wragge & Co discuss the legal and commercial ramifications of Google's latest innovation.
Mid-June saw the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issue its decision in Delfi AS v. Estonia, finding in favour of the Estonian government in a case that has courted controversy around its findings on the intermediary liability for user-generated content in the context of a news portal. Jennifer Agate of Farrer & Co provides analysis of the most recent decision in this case.
Plus: Amazon reacts to tax developments - EC consultation on contract law barriers to e-commerce - adoption of net neutrality law in EU - Google worldwide de-indexing order upheld in Canada - e-commerce growth in China - German case law on permitted e-commerce restrictions - streaming platforms and impact on online music and IP.
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