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UNICEF recommendations for the Online Gaming Industry

UNICEF has published a set of recommendations for the games industry, designed to guide and support game developer studios and publishers through a process of incorporating child rights considerations throughout their business activities. “We welcome the UNICEF guidance document helping industry associations, formal and non-formal educational institutions and game developer studios and publisher to mainstream child right […]

Unfair Contract Terms Directive

Council Directive 93/13/EEC of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in consumer contracts.

Unfair Commercial Practices Directive

The purpose of this Directive is to contribute to the proper functioning of the internal market and achieve a high level of consumer protection by approximating the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States on unfair commercial practices harming consumers’ economic interests.

Term directive

Directive 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights.

Template for Digital products

A set of icons to illustrate the relevant information categories.

Software directive

Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the legal protection of computer programs.

SA.52951 Prolongation and amendment of scheme for the development, production and promotion of cultural and educational digital games – DK

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, Direct grant, Decision not to raise objections

SA.51820 Video games support – North Rhine Westphalia

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, Direct grant, Loan/ Repayable advances: Decision not to raise objections

SA.49947 Aid for videogames (VAF Gamefonds) – Flanders – BE

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture, direct grant: Decision not to raise objections

SA.48362 UK Video games tax relief – Prolongation

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, tax base reduction: Decision not to raise objections

SA.46572 Bavarian games support measure

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, direct grant Loan/ Repayable advances: Decision not to raise objections

Recommendations for a better presentation of information to consumers

This document aims to provide a voluntary tool for companies to better present and communicate both mandatory consumer information and T&Cs to consumers. This document was agreed by the business organisations within a stakeholder expert group and facilitated by the European Commission.

Protection of minors, self-regulation, “PEGI Code of Conduct”

The PEGI System is based on a Code of Conduct – a set of rules to which every publisher using the PEGI system is contractually committed. The Code deals with age labelling, promotion and marketing and reflects the video games industry’s commitment to provide information to the public in a responsible manner.

Portability directive

Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market.

New Deal for Consumers

The “New Deal for Consumers” initiative aimed at strengthening enforcement of EU consumer law in light of a growing risk of EU-wide infringements and at modernising EU consumer protection rules in view of market developments. The Commission adopted it on the 11 April 2018. The initiative was composed of two proposals for Directives and a Communication.

IPRED

Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

InfoSoc Directive

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.

Guidance document on Unfair Contract Terms Directive

Commission notice — Guidance on the interpretation and application of Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts (Text with EEA relevance.)

Guidance document on Consumer Rights Directive

The purpose of this guidance document is to facilitate the effective application of Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights (‘the Directive’), adopted on 25 October 2011. Member States were required to transpose it into national laws by 13 December 2013. All national transposition measures have to apply from 13 June 2014.

GDPR

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). This Regulation lays down rules relating to the protection of natural […]

Facebook in Breach of German Data Protection Law

Court upholds the majority of vzbv’s claims against Facebook: default privacy settings require users’ informed consent, ‘real-name’ clause and other terms and conditions are unlawful and “facebook is and always will be free” claim is not misleading.

Facebook Custom Audience bei bayerischen Unternehmen

Das Bayerische Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA) hat vor Kurzem in einer bayernweiten Prüfaktion 40 Unternehmen dahingehend geprüft, ob und in welcher Weise das Marketing-Werkzeug „Facebook Custom Audience“ für gezielte Werbeanzei- gen auf Facebook eingesetzt wird.

EU – Explanatory notes on the EU VAT changes

Explanatory notes on the EU VAT changes to the place of supply of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services that entered into force in 2015. The Explanatory notes have been prepared in order to provide a better understanding of the EU legislation relating to the place of supply of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services including games sold directly to […]

EU – Consumer rights guidance document

The purpose of this guidance document is to facilitate the effective application of Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights (‘the Directive’). The guidance on online digital products is provided from page 64 to 73.

EU – 2017 SA.47892 Crédit d’impôt en faveur de la création de jeux vidéo

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, other forms of tax advantage: Decision not to raise objections

EU – 2017 SA.45735 Scheme for the development, production and promotion of cultural and educational digital games

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, direct grant: Decision not to raise objections

EU – 2014 SA.39299 Crédit d’impôt en faveur de la création de jeux vidéo – modifications

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, tax allowance: Decision not to raise objections

EU – 2013 SA.36139 Video games tax relief

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, tax base reduction: Positive decision

EU – 2012 SA.33943 Prolongation du régime d’aide C 47/2006 – Crédit d’impôt en faveur de la création de jeux vidéo.

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, tax defermente: Decision not to raise objections

EU – 2009 X80/2009 Fonds d’Aide au Jeu Vidéo – Aide à la pré-production de jeux vidéo – France

Experimental development (Art. 31.2.c) (Old GBER): Repayable advances

EU – 2007 C47/2006 Crédit d’impôt pour la création de jeux vidéo – FR

Art. 107(3)(d) TFEU – Culture and heritage, tax deferment: Positive decision

ePrivacy

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).

EDPB guidelines on transparency

During its first plenary meeting the European Data Protection Board endorsed the GDPR related WP29 Guidelines.

EDPB guidelines on the territorial scope of GDPR (Article 3)

Version adopted after public consultation.

EDPB guidelines on the processing of personal data under Article 6(1)(b)

Guidelines 2/2019 on the processing of personal data under Article 6(1)(b) GDPR in the context of the provision of online services to data subjects – version adopted after public consultation.

EDPB guidelines on right to data portability

During its first plenary meeting the European Data Protection Board endorsed the GDPR related WP29 Guidelines.

EDPB guidelines on data protection officer

During its first plenary meeting the European Data Protection Board endorsed the GDPR related WP29 Guidelines.

EDPB guidelines on data protection by design and default

Guidelines 4/2019 on Article 25 Data Protection by Design and by Default.

EDPB guidelines on data breach notifications

During its first plenary meeting the European Data Protection Board endorsed the GDPR related WP29 Guidelines.

EDPB guidelines on consent

Guidelines 05/2020 on consent under Regulation 2016/679.

EDPB guidelines on consent

During its first plenary meeting the European Data Protection Board endorsed the GDPR related WP29 Guidelines.

EDPB guidelines on automated decision making and profiling

During its first plenary meeting the European Data Protection Board endorsed the GDPR related WP29 Guidelines.

EDPB guidelines on article 49

Guidelines 2/2018 on derogations of Article 49 under Regulation 2016/679.

DSM directive

Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC

Database directive

Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.

CRM directive

Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market.

Consumer Rights Directive

The purpose of this Directive is, through the achievement of a high level of consumer protection, to contribute to the proper functioning of the internal market by approximating certain aspects of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning contracts concluded between consumers and traders.

Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

Communication from the Commission Guidelines on the practical application of the essential functionality criterion of the definition of a ‘video-sharing platform service’ under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2020/C 223/02

EGDF Bylaws