New in Law & IT

Dec 2018
New EU Regulation 2018/302 on geo-blocking comes into force, addressing discriminatory treatment of customers based on nationality, place or residence or location.
May 2018
New EU Regulation 2016/679 on data protection “GDPR” comes into force. The GDPR applies from 25 May, replacing Directive 95/46/EC and Member State laws that implemented the Directive.
April 2018
New EU Regulation 2017/1128 on portability of online content services comes into force, enabling access to online subscriptions when travelling within the EU.
Oct 2017
Sweden proposes data retention reforms in wake of CJEU judgement from Dec 2016. Delbeta╠łnkandet SOU 2017:75 Datalagring - brottsbeka╠łmpning och integritet; English summary p.31-45
April 2017
Article 29 Working Party publishes (final) Guidelines on GDPR - data portability, DPOs & supervisory authorities. At
Feb 2017
Swedish court obliges internet providers to block “pirate” websites
Case no. PMT 11706-15
Press release (in Swedish)
Dec 2016
CJEU prohibits a general data retention obligation
Joined Cases C-203/15 & C-698/15
Press release / Pressmeddelande