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  1. Legal news
    11 February 2019
    Facebook - at the cross-roads of data protection and competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/facebook-at-the-cross-roads-of-data-protection-and-competition-law

    On Thursday, 7 February 2019, Germany’s competition watchdog Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office, FCO) handed down its long-awaited decision on Facebook. It took the FCO nearly three years to conclude the ...

  2. Legal news
    28 January 2019
    Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Cybersecurity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/big-data-and-issues-and-opportunities-cybersecurity

    In this fourth article in our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities" (see our previous article here), we focus on some of the cybersecurity aspects of big data processing. Where relevant, illustrations from the ...

  3. Legal news
    03 July 2019
    Starting gun fired for roll out of 5G services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/starting-gun-fired-for-roll-out-of-5g-services

    As the 2020 target date of the EU Action Plan to launch 5G services in Europe is fast approaching, several Member States are taking further steps towards deployment.

  4. Legal news
    27 June 2019
    Bird & Bird assists Addtech Group with the acquisition of Thiim A/S
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/bird-bird-raadgiver-addtech-i-forbindelse-med-opkoeb-af-thiim

    Bird & Bird assisted the Swedish Addtech Group during the M&A process of all shares outstanding in the Danish company Thiim A/S on 12 June 2019.

  5. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    Dutch regulators consult in parallel about the online decision-making processes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-regulators-consult-in-parallel-about-the-online-decision-making-processes

    Recently, two separate consultations were launched by regulators about the online decision-making environment. This refers to the way in which a website is designed to sell products or services. The consultations are ...

  6. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Notice and stay-down orders and impact on online platforms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/notice-and-stay-down-orders-and-impact-on-online-platforms

    Last week, the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) handed down a landmark ruling on the much debated question of notice and stay-down: whether a court can require a hosting intermediary not only to remove ...

  7. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Dutch consultation to introduce symmetric access obligations may affect telecoms providers, owners of wiring and cables and data centers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-consultation-to-introduce-symmetric-access-obligations

    On 14 April 2019 the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy launched a public consultation of its proposal to amend the Dutch Telecommunications Act (DTA).

  8. Legal news
    25 March 2019
    Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs submits draft legislation to act against undesired control in the telecom sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-ministry-of-economic-affairs-submits-draft-legislation

    On 5 March 2019, the Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy ("State Secretary") submitted a legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Telecommunications Act (Telecommunicatiewet – "TA") to ...

  9. Legal news
    25 June 2019
    Federal Government draft bill planned for an Immigration of Skilled Workers Act, to promote the immigration of skilled workers from third countries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/federal-government-draft-bill-planned-for-an-immigration-of-skilled-workers-act

    At present, the unemployment rate in Germany is at its lowest rate in decades. However, this positive development also poses a challenge of how to recruit a suitable number of skilled workers for the German labour ...