European Commission (‘EC’) proposals for Council Directives on the common system of a digital services tax (‘DST’) on revenues resulting from the provision of certain digital services, and laying down rules relating to the corporate taxation of a significant digital presence.
Law Enforcement and Judicial Authorities increasingly rely on the analysis of data generated by the widespread use of electronic communications services and devices. The ability of individuals and organisations to easily store and share data across borders, through major service providers that often operate from outside the European Union, means that even an ordinary crime with a clear national or local dimension can easily acquire a transnational relevance.
While ETNO acknowledges the importance for Law Enforcement and Judicial Authorities to have the right tools to investigate and prosecute serious crime, legal certainty is crucial especially when such tools may affect individuals’ fundamental rights. Therefore, ETNO calls for more legal certainty and clear and feasible provisions in the proposed Regulation on cross-border access to e-Evidence that reduce the burden on service providers.
Washington DC, 19 July 2018 – A delegation from the ETNO Association, representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, visited US regulators and stakeholders this week for a fact-finding mission.
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