European Law in the narrower sense is the law of the European Union. You will get an overview of current regulations and directives, regulatory projects and decisions of the European Court of Justice that are of particular relevance for the mechanical engineering industry.
The European Commission proposed in January 2017 a new Regulation concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing current Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications).
On 15 April 2019, the Council of the European Union adopted legislation consisting of a Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content and services (also known as the Digital Content Directive) and a Directive on contractual aspects of the sale of goods (also known as the Sale of Goods Directive).
On 20 February 2019, the first judgement relating to Brexit was published. The High Court of London had to decide on the termination of a commercial lease agreement concluded under English law on the grounds of frustration due to Brexit, frustration being the English equivalent of the German “Störung der Geschäftsgrundlage” pursuant to §§ 313, 314 BGB.
The EU Parliament, the EU Council and the EU Commission have reached a preliminary agreement on the Directive on transparent and reliable working conditions within the framework of the so-called trialogue on 7 February 2019. The planned Directive represents a recast of the previous Detection Directive 91/533/EEC.
As current developments show, there is still no agreement between the UK and the EU on the Brexit issue: the scenario of an unregulated Brexit on 29 March 2019, i.e. in little more than a month, is becoming more and more probable.
In view of the current developments in Great Britain, the scenario of an unregulated Brexit be-comes more and more probable. This has far-reaching consequences for British companies such as Ltd. or PLC. with administrative headquarters in Germany.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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