Recently, the Spanish Data Protection Authority (“Agencia Española de Protección de Datos – AEPD)ordered Google to delete links on its search engine to any website containing out of date or inaccurate information about individuals and, thus, breaching their “right to be forgotten”. Now, Google is challenging the AEPD’s order in a Madrid Court, since, in… continua
On March 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Ján Mazák issued a non-binding opinion on Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l’Autorité de la Concurrence and Ministre de l’Économie, de l’Industrie et de l’Emploi (Case C-439/09). In it, Mazák argues that selective distribution agreements which impose a general and absolute… continua
L’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (“AGCM”) e l’Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (“AGCOM”) hanno richiamato l’attenzione sulla criticità del conflitto d’interessi nel settore della comunicazione a seguito della conversione in legge (legge 26 febbraio 2011, n. 10 – “Legge di Conversione”) del cosiddetto “decreto milleproroghe” (decreto-legge 29 dicembre 2010, n. 225). Il… continua
On December 17 2010 the Communications Authority (AGCOM) issued a draft paper on the protection of copyright on electronic communication networks, attachment B to Resolution 668/10/CONS, published in the Official Journal on January 3 2011. The public consultation on the paper closed on March 4 2011, but the debate about many of the issues that… continua
On February 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Juliane Kokott issued a nonbinding opinion that broadcasters cannot prevent consumers in the United Kingdom from using cheaper foreign satellite television equipment to watch Premier League football matches, as this is contrary to the free movement of services within the European Union (Premier… continua
Pursuant to Section 2118 of the Civil Code, and except in certain cases (ie, in the event of termination for cause or during a probationary period), employers and employees are entitled to terminate a permanent employment agreement provided that they comply with the obligation to give the counterparty adequate notice.