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Stricter control is expected over social media platforms

A procedure of the Court of Justice of the European Union was initiated in order to provide Member States greater control over social media websites regarding shared illegal content. The CJU arrived on its decision on 3 October 2019, where it broadens the liability of the social media platforms such…

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Court of Justice of the European Union rules on cookie consent

On 1 October 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union ('CJEU') published its judgment in the Planet49 case. The background of the case is that Planet49 ran a promotional lottery on its website. While entering the lottery, users were presented with two tick-boxes. The first was an unchecked…

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The conditions of lawfulness of a warning strike

In September 2019, the Hungarian Supreme Court (Curia) stated in its decision that even in case of a warning strike, the employer must be notified on the strike at a time that allows the exercise of its right to prevent damages caused by the stop of operations, and also to…

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Fitness check of the most relevant chemical regulations

In early 2002 the European Union started a regulation program in order to simplify and improve the EU legislation. This program was enhanced in 2015 by the EU Commission and was named “REFIT”, which now serves as a regulatory fitness and performance tool in several regulatory fields. It ensures that…

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Checklist for businesses to prepare for Brexit

Every single business that trades with the UK, both in goods and services, will be affected by a “no-deal Brexit” scenario, i.e. the withdrawal of the UK from the EU without an agreement. On 4 September 2019 the Commission published a “Brexit preparedness checklist”, to provide information and to help…

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More transparent and fair operation of online platforms in the EU

The European Parliament and the Council has adopted a new regulation on fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (“Regulation”). The Regulation sets out a harmonised framework on the transparency and fair operation of the online platforms. The new regulation was adopted on 12 July 2019, however,…

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