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Court of Justice confirms that taxi apps are in principle to be qualified as information society services

Belgium, European Union - January 8 2021 On 3 December 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") delivered its ruling in the case Star Taxi App (C-62/19). The case concerns…

Matthieu van Lierde.

Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook: CJEU ruling on online defamation and liability of hosting services providers under the e-Commerce Directive

Belgium, European Union - December 19 2019 According to the Court of Justice of the European Union, the e-Commerce Directive does not preclude national courts from ordering hosting services…

Matthieu van Lierde.

Certain shocking cases are sad reminders of the importance of caller location in emergency calls

Belgium, European Union - December 18 2019 In its judgment of 5 September 2019 (case C‑417/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union considered that the Universal Service Directive…

Matthieu van Lierde.

Belgium tightens legislation on online gambling advertising: for better or for worse?

Belgium - December 12 2018 In Belgium, the online gambling sector has experienced significant growth over the last few years, despite the restrictive policy put in place by the…

Dirk Van Liedekerke.

Advocate General Szpunar considers that Uber’s activity should not benefit from the country of origin principle enshrined in the E-Commerce Directive

European Union, Spain - May 26 2017 On 11 May 2017, Advocate General Szpunar delivered his opinion in the case between an association of Barcelona taxi drivers (Elite Taxi) and Uber…

Dirk Van Liedekerke.