European sales law must be restricted to consumer agreements
23.02.2018 The EU is working on a uniform European sales law, but the mechanical engineering industry will probably remain largely unaffected.
EU publishes guidelines on General Data Protection Regulation
26.01.2018 In just under 100 days from now, the European General Data Protection Regulation will come into force. The European Commission has now published guidelines to ensure a smooth implementation.
Robot Law – VDMA criticises “premature” report by the European Parliament
29.07.2016 Robots are playing an ever more crucial role in industry, prompting action by the EU. The Parliament recently published a report, which calls for far-reaching regulation of the use of robots, covering mandatory registration, robot tax and legal status as an 'electronic person'.
European Commission sticks to controversial revision of Posting of Workers Directive
21.07.2016 Posting of Workers Directive should apply the principle of equal pay for equal work at the same place of employment
Companies must ensure better protection of personal data in future
27.04.2016 The EU has significantly tightened up requirements concerning the handling of personal data. In future, companies in all EU Member States will have to obtain the express consent of the persons concerned before processing their personal data.
VDMA supports EU-wide protection of trade secrets
21.04.2016 he EU aims to ensure better protection of trade secrets in future. On 14 April, the European Parliament adopted the so-called Trade Secrets Directive. This defines what a trade secret that is worthy of protection is for the first time on an EU-wide basis and how companies can protect themselves against unlawful usage.