Stage of legislative progress 

In force

Implementation Act

Forth Act amending the Telecommunications Act (Viertes Gesetz zur Änderung des Telekommunikations-gesetzes)

Implementation date 

7 December 2018

Responsible body/bodies (art. 7 (1) GBR)
 MS must designate one or more bodies for its adequate and effective enforcement. This can include courts or administrative authorities (recital 35 GBR).

Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)

Enforcement measures (art. 7 (2) GBR)
 MS must lay down rules setting out the measures applicable to infringements. These measures must be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

For purposes of enforcing compliance with the GBR, penalty payments of up to €500.000. For sanctioning committed infringements of the GBR, fines of up to €300.000.

Practical assistance (art. 8 GBR)
 MS must designate one or more bodies responsible for providing practical assistance to consumers in the case of a dispute between a consumer and a trader arising from the application of the GBR

Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)