EGDF positions

EGDF opens its tech vision paper for 21st century for public feedback from European game developer communities.  The games industry is one of the leading cultural, technological and economic drivers of the 21st century. Consequently, the EGDF spring general assembly will reflect what kind of future we are building and what are the key policies […]

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EGDF publishes its response on VAT in the Digital Age consultation For years European game developer studios have relied on platforms acting as deemed suppliers for VAT reporting. This system has worked well and does not need to change. However, now that alternative third party payment options are becoming more common in traditional digital distribution […]

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EGDF and ISFE publishes their response on Guidelines 01/2022 on data subject rights – Right of access  EGDF and ISFE members welcome the issue of Guidelines and Recommendations by the EDPB as they promote a common understanding of the European data protection framework and provide a harmonised interpretation of key provisions in the GDPR. This […]

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EGDF publishes its response on the Guidelines 05/2021 on the Interplay between the application of Article 3 and the provisions on international transfers as per Chapter V of the GDPR The free flow of data between the EU and third countries is crucial for European game developer studios. Regulatory obstacles on the free flow of […]

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EGDF publishes its response on a the EU consultation on adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence (Civil liability)  Usually, redress is not a problem in game markets. The creators of digital content and services rely more and more on their fan communities to get feedback (co-innovation) and get their help in viral […]

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EGDF publishes its statement on a Tax in an increasingly mobile working environment discussion paper EGDF asks commission to take three steps to towards digital single market for remote work: Step 1 – Remote work fitness check of EU taxation and social security framework: The Commission has to carry out an EU-level study mapping all […]

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EGDF submits response on a public consultation on Horizontal agreements between companies The more dominant the role of these gatekeeper platforms becomes, the more crucial it becomes to facilitate the exchange of information on actual concrete practices gatekeeper platforms are imposing on companies operating in their platforms. The more transparent the rules are, the fairer […]

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EGDF submits a response on the public consultation on Data Act For game developer studios, access to data and control over data in the games industry B2B value chain are two key factors defining your creative and artistic possibilities, your possibilities to interact with your players, secure the privacy of your players, and your ability […]

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Joint EGDF-ISFE response on the pubblic consultation on EU digital principles EGDF and ISFE welcome the fact that the Commission acknowledges freedom of expression and freedom to set up and conduct a business online as fundamental rights in the digital environment. Freedom of expression, including artistic creation, is fundamental to Europe’s digital cultural diversity. EGDF and […]

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EGDF response on the Review of the Communication on the Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation Game developer studios are the forerunners of the Digital Era. State aid for R&D plays a crucial role in helping the industry to introduce novel technologies, business models and game designs to consumer markets. Quite […]

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