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  1. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    More powers for the Czech competition authority?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/czech-republic/more-powers-for-the-czech-competition-authority

    Currently, there are two bills being discussed in the Czech Parliament. Under the first bill, which implements the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) in the Czech Republic, the Czech Office for the ...

  2. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Big data in verticals - the next big investigation in Hungary?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/big-data-in-verticals-the-next-big-investigation-in-hungary

    Issues around Big Data and access to data as an essential input are rapidly gaining importance in vertical relationships. This was made clear in the Commission’s recently published evaluation of stakeholder input in the ...

  3. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Consumers subjected to unfair B2C commercial practices due to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/consumers-subjected-to-unfair-b2c-commercial-practices-due-to-covid-19

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) keeps a watchful eye over advertisement claims regarding alleged COVID-19 treatments that exploit the vulnerability of consumers in the current pandemic. The GVH initiated an ...

  4. Legal news
    23 April 2018
    Consent: Article 29 Working Party issues final guidance
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/consent-article-29-working-party-issues-final-guidance

    The Article 29 Working Party (A29WP) has now published its final guidance on consent under GDPR (WP259 rev 0.1).

  5. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    UOKiK investigates rebate practices of 19 retail chains in Poland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-investigates-rebate-practices-of-19-retail-chains-in-poland

    In early July, the Polish competition authority (UOKiK) has opened preliminary investigations into the rebate practices of 19 retail chains. In particular, the authority will focus on whether retrospective rebates are ...

  6. Legal news
    04 September 2019
    Plan to accelerate international deal on digital taxation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/plan-to-accelerate-international-deal-on-digital-taxation

    In the aftermath of the G7 summit in Biarritz, where the issue of digital taxation of multi-national tech companies was high on the agenda, French Economy Minister, Bruno Le Maire, announced the ambition to reach an ...

  7. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    Telecoms operators face challenges at the time of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/telecoms-operators-face-challenges-at-the-time-of-covid-19

    In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, telecoms operators are faced with significant challenges, including: traffic growth, congestion, network continuity & security issues. On 31 March, the industry association GSMA, ...

  8. Legal news
    07 October 2020
    MEPs issue their list of demands for Digital Services Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/meps-issue-their-list-of-demands-for-digital-services-act

    New binding rules to tackle illegal content online, stricter rules for targeted advertising and an EU body with the ability to impose fines are just some of the demands of Members of the European Parliament for the ...

  9. Legal news
    07 October 2020
    Top EU Court backs net neutrality in ruling with impact on "zero-tariff" deals
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/top-eu-court-backs-net-neutrality-in-ruling-with-impact-on-zero-tariff-deals

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has published its first judgment on net neutrality and zero-rating on 15 September 2020. The judgment is available here. The case submitted to the CJEU concerns two ...

  10. Legal news
    09 September 2020
    EU proposal to enable better monitoring of child sexual abuse online
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-proposal-to-enable-better-monitoring-of-child-sexual-abuse-online

    The European Commission is expected to unveil this week its first piece of legislation aimed at tackling child sexual abuse online. Announced on 24 July in the Commission Communication "EU strategy for a more effective ...