Category: Policy

General Product Safety Directive Consultation: Commission Checks its Safety Net for Holes

Jamie Humphreys and Edward Turtle

The European Commission is holding a consultation on proposed amendments to the EU’s General Product Safety Directive.

EU and AI – Navigating the European Approach

Fergal Duggan

Get access to Cooley’s webinar on the European Commission’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

EU adjusted 2020 Work Programme: product safety and consumer rights remain on the agenda

Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission published its adjusted Work Programme for 2020, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Product safety and consumer law initiatives remain very much on the Commission’s agenda. However, some timelines have been extended and stakeholders will be given additional time to contribute to consultations to help shape future policy and law in these areas.

WEBCAST: EU and AI – Navigating the European Approach

Cooley’s international products law team are pleased to announce the fourth event in its webinar series. This webinar will look at the European Union’s approach to Artificial Intelligence including the impact of the European Commission’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence. The team will be joined by members of Cooley’s Technology […]

The EU delays application of its new medical devices regime

Sarah-Jane Dobson and Ross Lennox

The EU has decided to postpone application of its new medical regime by one year. Although COVID-19 is cited as the reason, the delay is no doubt welcomed by an industry that has lobbied for postponement of the regime for some time because of perceived issues with its implementation.

RED Talk: EU consulting on proposed laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected devices

Tracey Bischofberger and Alicia Johnson-Cole

The European Commission is holding a targeted consultation on proposed new laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected devices. The consultation closes on 22 May 2020.

Green is for go: European Commission presents its action plan for the single market

Edward Turtle and Carol Holley

The action plan sets out proposals for better implementation and enforcement of single market rules.

Unprecedented and under pressure? How international product regulators are responding to COVID-19

Claire Temple, Rod Freeman, Matt Howsare and Olivia Flasch

In such unprecedented times, international product regulators are finding themselves under increasing pressure and seem to be reacting with a previously unseen level of agility and flexibility. We look at what is happening, globally. Is it business as usual? What are we seeing them focus on? And what does this mean for the future of products regulations?

2020 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Training Symposium: key highlights

Jamie Humphreys and Carol Holley

Product safety professionals from around the globe attended the ICPHSO Anunal Symposium in Orlando. We are pleased to bring you some of the highlights coming out of the many interesting sessions.

The Circle of (Product) Life – EU Commission adopts new Circular Economy Action Plan

Tracey Bischofberger and Olivia Flasch

The European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan that will have wide-ranging implications on how products are designed, marketed and used in the EU.