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 Brexit deal & data transfers: a temporary relief

Brexit deal & data transfers: a temporary relief
22/01/2021

Amongst the (many) uncertainties linked to Brexit, its potential restrictive impact on data transfers between the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK was an important one for all businesses with cross-border activities.

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Digital platforms – The gatekeepers under the EU’s new Digital Markets Act

Digital platforms – The gatekeepers under the EU’s new Digital Markets Act
18/01/2021

In December last year the European Commission published its much anticipated draft Digital Markets Act. 

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Financial Services after Brexit: The continuity of legacy insurance contracts

Financial Services after Brexit: The continuity of legacy insurance contracts
14/01/2021

On 1 January 2021, the UK left the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. As a result, the UK has lost the rights and benefits it had as an EU-Member State and is no longer a party to the EU’s directives and regulations, such as IDD and Solvency II.

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Belgian transitional regime for the UK insurance industry

Belgian transitional regime for the UK insurance industry
14/01/2021

On 1 January 2021, the Brexit transition period came to an end and the United Kingdom (“UK”) officially left the European Union. The UK can now no longer enjoy the benefits of the internal market, and UK insurance undertakings and intermediaries will no longer benefit from a European passport.

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Digital Services Act: The European Commission Proposes An Updated Accountability Framework For Online Services

Digital Services Act: The European Commission Proposes An Updated Accountability Framework For Online Services
13/01/2021

On December 15, 2020, the European Commission (EC) presented its long-awaited proposal for a Digital Services Act (DSA), together with a proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA), which we discussed in a previous alert.

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Financial Services after Brexit: no equivalence (yet), but a transitional regime for Belgium

Financial Services after Brexit: no equivalence (yet), but a transitional regime for Belgium
11/01/2021

After the Brexit, UK financial service providers no longer benefit from their previous passporting rights. The recent Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK does not provide for an equivalence decision for financial services.

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Digital Markets Act: The European Commission Unveils Plans to Regulate Digital 'Gatekeepers'

Digital Markets Act: The European Commission Unveils Plans to Regulate Digital 'Gatekeepers'
08/01/2021

On December 15, 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA). The proposal aims to promote fair and contestable markets in the digital sector.

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Court of Justice confirms that taxi apps are in principle to be qualified as information society services

Court of Justice confirms that taxi apps are in principle to be qualified as information society services
08/01/2021

On 3 December 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered its ruling in the case Star Taxi App (C-62/19). The case concerns the interpretation of the notion of “information society service” within the meaning of EU law and assesses the compatibility with EU law 

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Life after Brexit: an update on social security coordination

Life after Brexit: an update on social security coordination
07/01/2021

On 24 December 2020, after months of negotiations, the United Kingdom (“UK”) and the European Union (“EU”) finally reached a post-Brexit deal. The new agreement, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“Agreement”)

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The Digital Services Act package: proposals published

The Digital Services Act package: proposals published
04/01/2021

Since our last ezine on this topic, a lot has changed. On 15 December 2020 (initially announced for 2 December 2020), the European Commission has published two long awaited proposals for regulation: 

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