Digital Content Directive

Issue:
The Digital Content Directive seeks to extend consumer contractual rights to the supply of digital content (games, streamed films, CDs) and digital services (cloud storage, cloud based apps).

It is worth noting that the UK already has domestic rules covering digital content and services generally.

Relevant policy:
Proposal for a Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content (pdf)

The Digital Content Directive is part of the Digital Single Market strategy.

Progress and developments:
In March 2017, owing to the General Election, the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons retained the Digital Content Directive granted a scrutiny waiver for the EC’s next meeting on the issue.