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  1. Legal news
    02 October 2019
    Audiovisual Media Services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/audiovisual-media-services

    Tracking the 'slow' progress of implementing new audiovisual rules

  2. Legal news
    01 October 2019
    Digital Commissioner candidates prepare for the Parliament's 'grill'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-commissioner-candidates-prepare-for-the-parliaments-grill

    'Technological sovereignty' is set to be an over-arching theme, as Commissioner nominees with responsibility for the digital economy prepare to be grilled by Members of the European Parliament over the next week.

  3. Legal news
    05 November 2019
    Brexit: Preparing Tech Companies for the impact of the UK's departure
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/brexit-preparing-tech-companies-for-the-impact-of-the-uks-departure

    With the further Brexit delay beyond the scheduled departure date of 31 October 2019, the general election in the UK on 12 December has raised yet more questions about the nature of the UK's departure from the EU.

  4. Legal news
    06 November 2019
    New Commission: Commissioner-elect Breton expected to push for European digital champions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/commissioner-elect-breton-expected-to-push-for-european-digital-champions

    In a bold move that aims to bring together the world of business and digital policy making, President Emmanuel Macron of France has proposed Thierry Breton, CEO of the French multinational information technology company ...

  5. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    'Infodemic' puts social media platforms under heightened regulatory scrutiny
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/infodemic-puts-social-media-platforms-under-heightened-regulatory-scrutiny

    Hoaxes about the supposed benefits of anti-inflammatory drugs, drinking chloroquine, taking vitamin C or eating garlic soup: these are just a few examples of the type of online misinformation that has been circulating ...

  6. Legal news
    16 December 2019
    Digital Platforms Inquiry - Australian Government Responds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/digital-platforms-inquiry-australian-government-responds

    The Australian Government has just published its eagerly awaited response to the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report. The Digital Platforms Inquiry was undertaken by the ACCC in order to consider the impact ...

  7. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Tightening the enforcement belt – the Special Advisors, Self preferencing, Google Shopping and the General Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tightening-the-enforcement-belt

    The Commission is testing the fitness of the competition regime, we assess the merits of its approach by reference to Google Shopping and the appeal which will be determinative.

  8. Legal news
    12 June 2019
    EU Regulatory Initiatives and Competition Policy in the Digital Era: What has been completed and what to expect in the next mandate
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-regulatory-initiatives-and-competition-policy-in-the-digital-era

    This International Bar Association paper prepared under the leadership of Bird & Bird experts Hein Hobbelen, Francine Cunningham & Baptist Vleeshouwers, takes stock of EU Digital Single Market initiatives and ...

  9. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    New German legislation allows access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/new-german-legislation-allows-access-to-the-iphones-nfc-antenna

    As part of the implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German Parliament has decided to require providers of technical infrastructures, such as Apple in relation to the Near Field ...

  10. Legal news
    18 December 2019
    Large tech merger provides an early opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime in 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/large-tech-merger-provides-an-early-opportunity-to-test-the-fitness-of-the-competition

    Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit provides an opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime and reflect upon the ongoing global scrutiny of Big Tech.