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  1. Legal news
    16 July 2019
    Webinar - European Electronic Communications Code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/webinar-european-electronic-communications-code

    In a webinar, broadcasted on 16th July 2019, we discussed the broadened scope of the EECC, new forms of access regulation, spectrum regulation and consequences for 5G and touched on the more harmonised end-user rights. ...

  2. Legal news
    02 March 2020
    AI regulatory plan targets 'high risk' applications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/ai-regulatory-plan-targets-high-risk-applications

    One of the building blocks of the European Commission's Digital Strategy is the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which was also presented on 19 February. While the initial pledge by Commission President ...

  3. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Hold the front page! Advertising in the political hot seat
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/hold-the-front-page-advertising-in-the-political-hot-seat

    At a time when online disinformation appears to be on the rise and attempts to manipulate the democratic debate have intensified, the role of political advertising has come under regulatory scrutiny in Brussels. The ...

  4. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Commission considers ways to enhance rules for the cost reduction of broadband and 5G roll-out
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/commission-considers-ways-to-enhance-rules-for-the-cost-reduction-of-broadband

    On 27 January, the European Commission held a workshop as part of the public consultation of the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive of 2014 (BCRD). The Directive aims to facilitate and incentivise the ...

  5. Legal news
    04 December 2019
    Get connected faster: panel debate with industry on implementation of the EECC
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/get-connected-faster-panel-debate-with-industry

    Bird & Bird's Regulatory & Public Affairs seminar in Brussels on 3 December also featured a panel debate with various industry voices on the implementation of the recently adopted European Electronic Communications ...

  6. Legal news
    11 January 2021
    Status and pain points in implementing the new telecoms code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/status-and-pain-points-in-implementing-the-new-telecoms-code

    The European Electronic Communications Code (the Code) came into force on 21 December 2020. Member States were due to adopt the Code in their national legislation by that date. However, only two Member States have ...

  7. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    European Commission publishes landmark package to regulate digital platforms and services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-commission-publishes-landmark-package-to-regulate-digital-platforms-and-services

    In its most significant regulatory intervention in the digital marketplace for two decades, the European Commission today published a proposal for a Digital Services Act package (DSA). This initiative can be seen as ...

  8. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    The EU's Approach to AI – Recent Regulatory Developments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-eus-approach-to-ai-recent-regulatory-developments

    The European Union has long been interested in artificial intelligence (AI). Back in 2014, the EU first investigated the issue by producing guidelines on the regulation of robotics. Since then, they have continued to ...

  9. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    What lies ahead for regulation of the 5G ecosystem?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/what-lies-ahead-for-regulation-of-the-5g-ecosystem

    Thierry Breton, described 5G connectivity as an “important pillar” for the EU (especially in light of the EU’s post-COVID economic recovery) and that “it is important to ensure the rapid deployment [of 5G] as a matter ...

  10. Legal news
    07 October 2020
    Majority of Member States miss deadline to implement revised audiovisual media rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/majority-of-member-states-miss-deadline-to-implement-revised-audiovisual-media-rules

    Only three countries adopted legislative proposals to implement the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2018/1808 ("AVMSD") ahead of the 19 September 2020 deadline for transposition by the Member States. The ...