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Contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Rafał Mańko (4th edition),

Updated on 19.02.2018

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On 21 November 2017, the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Committee (IMCO) and Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) adopted their joint report on the European Commission’s proposal for a directive regulating the private-law aspects of contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services in the internal market. The Council of the EU agreed on a general approach in June 2017. Trilogue meetings began on 5 December 2017 and are still on-going. The main changes proposed by the joint report of the two Parliament committees are concerned with the duration of legal guarantees for digital content and services, liability for hidden defects and the short-term right to reject defective digital content. An issue which is still being discussed is the relationship between the directive and EU public‑law rules on the protection of personal data.



Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content
Committee responsible: Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and Legal Affairs (JURI) (jointly) COM(2015)634 of 9.12.2015

procedure ref.: 2015/0287(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure

Co-rapporteurs: Evelyne Gebhardt (S&D, Germany)
and Axel Voss (EPP, Germany)
Shadow rapporteurs:











Eva Maydell (EPP, BG)

Virginie Rozière (S&D, FR)

Daniel Dalton (ECR, UK)

Angel Dzhambazki (ECR, BG)

Jean-Marie Cavada (ALDE, FR)

Kaja Kallas (ALDE, EE)

Dennis de Jong (EUL/NGL, NL)

Jiří Maštálka (EUL/NGL, CZ)

Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, DE)

Laura Ferrara (EFDD, IT)

Marco Zullo (EFDD, IT)

Next steps expected: Trilogue negotiation




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