Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-390/18: Airbnb constitutes an information society service

Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 51/19 Luxembourg, 30 April 2019 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-390/18 Eoin Michael Hession and AIRBNB Ireland UC v Hôtelière Turenne SAS and Association pour un hébergement et un tourisme professionnel (AHTOP) and Valhotel According to Advocate General Szpunar a service such as that provided … Continue reading Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-390/18: Airbnb constitutes an information society service

Bundeskartellamt prohibits Facebook from combining user data from different sources

Date of issue: 07.02.2019 The Bundeskartellamt has imposed on Facebook far-reaching restrictions in the processing of user data. According to Facebook's terms and conditions users have so far only been able to use the social network under the precondition that Facebook can collect user data also outside of the Facebook website in the internet or … Continue reading Bundeskartellamt prohibits Facebook from combining user data from different sources

#ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

A person who publishes a number of sales advertisements on a website is not automatically a ‘trader’ That activity may be regarded as a ‘commercial practice’ if that person is acting for purposes relating to his or her trade, business, craft or profession A consumer bought a second-hand watch on an online sales platform. After … Continue reading #ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

“L’autorità privata del provider” in “I poteri privati e il diritto della regolazione”

  Nel bellissimo volume "I poteri privati e il diritto della regolazione", a cura di Pietro Sirena e Andrea Zoppini, in onore dei 40 anni dalla pubblicazione del volume di Cesare Massimo Bianca "Le autorità private", anche un mio contributo dal titolo "L'autorità privata del provider". A 40 anni dalla sua pubblicazione, il volume di … Continue reading “L’autorità privata del provider” in “I poteri privati e il diritto della regolazione”

Deceived by Design

How tech companies use dark patterns to discourage us from exercising our rights to privacy   by Forbrukerrådet 27.06.2018   "In this report, we analyze a sample of settings in Facebook, Google and Windows 10, and show how default settings and dark patterns, techniques and features of interface design meant to manipulate users, are used … Continue reading Deceived by Design

Special Rapporteur’s 2018 report – A Human Rights Approach to Platform Content Regulation

The Special Rapporteur’s 2018 report to the United Nations Human Rights Council is now online. In the first-ever UN report that examines the regulation of user-general online content, the Special Rapporteur examines the role of States and social media companies in providing an enabling environment for freedom of expression and access to information online. In … Continue reading Special Rapporteur’s 2018 report – A Human Rights Approach to Platform Content Regulation

Court of Justice: The administrator of a fan page on Facebook is jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of data of visitors to the page

Luxembourg, 5 June 2018 Judgment in Case C-210/16 Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein v Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH   The administrator of a fan page on Facebook is jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of data of visitors to the page The data protection authority of the Member State in which the administrator has its … Continue reading Court of Justice: The administrator of a fan page on Facebook is jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of data of visitors to the page

The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition in the EU’s Digital Single Market

Really happy and honored to partecipate at the International PhD Colloquium "Regulating new technologies in uncertain times" at the Tilburg University   The 14th of June I will present my paper: "The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition … Continue reading The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition in the EU’s Digital Single Market

Swedish court holds that Google can be only ordered to undertake limited delisting in right to be forgotten cases

  A while ago the Swedish Data Protection Authority requested Google to delist a search query relating to an individual’s name and also that relevant search results would be delisted globally (ie for all country versions of its search engine) in respect to that individual. The name of the individual had appeared in the context … Continue reading Swedish court holds that Google can be only ordered to undertake limited delisting in right to be forgotten cases

Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

European Commission - Press release Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness Brussels, 26 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy. The new rules will improve the functioning of the Digital Single Market and … Continue reading Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness