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Introduction by Chris Sherwood, Head of Public Policy, Allegro Group The European Commission is making good progress with its Digital Single Market strategy. The latest steps include a policy paper on online platforms, which indicates that there will be further work on addressing specific problems that can be identified. One of the concepts that is… » read more

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In this post we argue that the debate on the EU’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation is unhealthy: that ‘fundamental rights’ are used as a shield to avoid real discussions on practical implementation, that wild assertions are made about the economic effects of privacy rules, and that European industry’s views, when not dismissed as those… » read more

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The Road to Nowhere

  Could EU data protection rules ultimately thwart the Juncker Commission’s digital ambitions?   The Juncker Commission’s flagship Digital Single Market Strategy, in the words of former DG CONNECT Director-General Robert Madelin[1], is “focused, ambitious, and risk-taking”. Indeed senior European Commission officials will acknowledge that in implementing the DSM, the Commission is going to have… » read more

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By Piotr Kułaga Intellectual Property Specialist, responsible for Rights Protection Cooperation Programme     The Rights Protection Cooperation Programme has been available on Allegro.pl since 2004. It is dedicated to cooperation with brand owners and protection of their trademark rights and copyrights. Since its launch, the Programme has been joined by over 1,500 Polish and… » read more

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Yesterday, leading European companies sent an open letter to the EU institutions calling for the successful conclusion of EU-US negotiations on the Safe Harbor. You can see the letter here: Safe Harbor Letter from European Industry Readers should be crystal clear in their minds that the Safe Harbor was not designed to help US companies… » read more

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Google-bashing has become very fashionable. Businesses, individuals, and politicians around the world, but especially in Europe, have taken great delight in attacking Google: Google the monopolist, Google the privacy-killer, Google the tax-dodger, Google the facilitator of online piracy, Google the free-rider over telecoms networks. The list goes on.   My company is one of those… » read more

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Why eCommerce is under attack May I start with a question? What do you think is one of the most innovative businesses in mankind? Commerce. To sell and buy is a business started from peer-to-peer business to mobile business today. Especially in the last two hundred years commerce developed the way to shop from flying… » read more

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Some of the biggest European telecoms companies are mounting an extraordinary and ferocious attack on the Internet industry. It is extraordinary because two decades after the beginning of the Internet boom, this attack is based on a remarkably poor understanding of the operators’ own ecosystem. And it is attacking the very sector that drives demand… » read more

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