Ecommerce Europe co-signs joint industry statement on the businesses’ priorities for the Digital Content Directive proposal


Five EU business associations, including Ecommerce Europe, sent a joint statement to European policymakers calling on them to take into account some key considerations ahead of the joint vote on the Digital Content Directive proposal, which will take place on 21 November at 9h00 in the IMCO and JURI Committees of the European Parliament.

In order to achieve the proposal’s objectives and contribute to better regulation without hindering innovation, the signatories of the joint statement call on the European Parliament to:

  • Endorse the original proposal’s full harmonisation approach;
  • Align contract rules for ‘digital content’ and ‘goods’, to the greatest extent possible;
  • Maintain consistency with the existing European data protection rules, and clarify data aspects;
  • Refrain from regulating lifespan and durability in contract law.

The joint statement further develops the above-mentioned four points. Please click here to download a copy.