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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    11 January 2021
    The EU’s proposals to take on “Big Tech”
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/the-eus-proposals-to-take-on-big-tech

    The second element of the EU Digital Services Package published at the end of 2020 is the proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA) which will seek to establish an ex ante framework to govern “Gatekeeper” digital platforms.

  3. Legal news
    09 September 2020
    Electronic communications: Commission proposes to narrow the scope of ex ante telecoms regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/electronic-communications-commission-proposes-to-narrow-the-scope-of-ex-ante-telecoms-regulation

    The European Commission recently published a draft revised Recommendation on the relevant telecoms markets that may be subject to ex ante regulation. In line with the Commission’s obligation to review the current ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    07 February 2020
    Data strategy set to be a key plank of Europe's digital fitness training
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/data-strategy-set-to-be-a-key-plank-of-europe's-digital-fitness-training

    Launching a new European Data Strategy that comprises a series of proposals designed to boost the EU data economy is set to be a priority work stream for the von der Leyen Commission over the coming year.

  6. Legal news
    07 January 2020
    EU top court rules out possibility to create second-hand marketplaces for digital content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-top-court-rules-out-possibility-to-create-second-hand-marketplaces-for-digital-content

    In a much-anticipated judgment delivered last month (Tom Kabinet, C-263/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’), that is the highest EU court, ruled that the provision – over the internet – of e-books ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    22 October 2020
    Toolbox to deploy high capacity networks and 5G spectrum
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/toolbox-to-deploy-high-capacity-networks-and-5g-spectrum

    The European Commission recently published a recommendation on a common Union toolbox for reducing the cost of deploying very high capacity networks and ensuring timely and investment friendly access to 5G radio ...

  9. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    New study offers comprehensive assessment of open internet rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-study-offers-comprehensive-assessment-of-open-internet-rules

    Bird & Bird, together with consultancy firm Ecorys, has produced a study on behalf of the European Commission on "The implementation of the open internet provisions of the Telecoms Single Market Regulation".