EU Cyberlaw

As the European Union Directory of Community legislation in force does not reflect cyberlaw directly, here are the categories with relevance for ICT Law:

  • electronic public procurement: 06.30 Public contracts (link)
  • copyright et.al: 17.20 Intellectual property law (link)
  • scientific research: 13.10.30 Research and technological development (link)
  • electronic communications & privacy: 15 Environment, consumers and health protection, 15.20.10 General (link)
  • electronic payments and distance contracts: 15.20.40 Protection of economic interests (link)
  • information security, electronic data interchange, data protection: 16 Science, information, education and culture, 16.20 Dissemination of information (link)

EU Directives of interest for cyberlaw

e-commerce, marketing & consumer rights

  • Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (‘Directive on electronic commerce’)
  • Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2005 concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the internal market […] (‘Unfair Commercial Practices Directive’)
  • Directive 2006/114/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 concerning misleading and comparative advertising (Misleading and comparative Advertising Directive)
  • Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on consumer rights […] (Consumer Rights Directive)
  • Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 1997 on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts  (distance selling directive), repealed by Directive 2011/83/EU

intellectual property law

  • Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (InfoSoc Directive)
  • Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (Enforcement Directive)
  • Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the legal protection of computer programs (Computer Program Directive)

privacy and data protection

  • Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (Data Protection Directive)
  • Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)
  • Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC (Data Retention Directive)

e-government & e-society

  • Directive 2003/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive)
  • 2011/833/EU: Commission Decision of 12 December 2011 on the reuse of Commission documents (link)
  • 2009/739/EC: Commission Decision of 2 October 2009 setting out the practical arrangements for the exchange of information by electronic means between Member States under Chapter VI of Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on services in the internal market (notified under document C(2009) 7493) (link)

IT-crime

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