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The May 2016 edition of E-Commerce Law & Policy
Welcome to May's edition. With the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') adopted in the EU, it was high time that we got an opinion on the new Regulation and whether it has achieved what the European Commission set out to do way back in 2012; Francis Aldhouse of Bird & Bird has provided in this issue his take on the GDPR and the concerns that remain.
While businesses are preparing for the GDPR, the Commission is now consulting on changes to the ePrivacy Directive, which could result in a new approach to cookie notification. As we find out in our lead news commentary story this month, more changes on the way could prove to be a source of irritation for businesses struggling to ensure compliance.
Elsewhere, George Sevier of Gowlings WLG (UK) LLP discusses the recent UK case involving the England and Wales Cricket Board and Sky and Tixdaq and Fanatix, in which the 'fair dealing' defence against copyright infringement failed for the defendants in a case involving eight second clips of cricket matches.
PLUS: EC digitisation plans - Google Android antitrust concerns - AG Opinion on Sanoma case - digital ecosystem regulation - India's foreign direct investment rules - pay-per-bid auction websites and advertising - neighbouring rights consultation in EU - Microsoft litigation over cloud in the US.
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