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  1. Legal news
    04 November 2020
    The UK finalises its plans to implement the new European telecoms code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-uk-finalises-its-plans-to-implement-the-new-european-telecoms-code

    Obligated to implement the new EU telecoms rules as part of the Brexit transitional arrangement, the UK Government recently published legislation transposing the requirements of the European Electronic Communications ...

  2. Legal news
    04 November 2020
    Commissioner Breton's bid to boost data sharing among businesses and public bodies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/commissioner-breton's-bid-to-boost-data-sharing-among-businesses-and-public-bodies

    In its bid to achieve EU "digital sovereignty", the European Commission is due to come forward as early as 11 November with a European Data Governance Act to boost the region's use of business and public data. By means ...

  3. Legal news
    08 June 2021
    Commission Inception Impact Assessment on a proposed Data Act: What does it mean for IP owners?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/commission-inception-impact-assessment-on-a-proposed-data-act

    Published in 2020, the European Commission’s Data Strategy set out a bold vision for the EU to become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better decisions (read our summary here). While the Data ...

  4. 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".

  5. Legal news
    07 April 2021
    UK Communications Regulator sets out plans to drive fibre roll-out and 5G connectivity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-communications-regulator-sets-out-plans-to-drive-fibre-roll-out-and-5g-connectivity

    The UK communications regulator, Ofcom published on 18 March 2021 its final decision in the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review (“WFTMR”). This sets out the regulatory landscape covering residential and business ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Sweden makes step forward to transpose new telecoms rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/sweden-makes-step-forward-to-transpose-new-telecoms-rules

    Implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has taken a step forward in Sweden, with the publication on 4 September of a memorandum by the Swedish Government.

  9. Legal news
    18 February 2020
    Four Member States urge competition reform to clear path for 'European champions'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/four-member-states-urge-competition-reform-to-clear-path-for-european-champions

    Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager put under pressure to come up with an action plan to review the EU competition rules. Though, it remains unclear how far she is willing to go.