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  1. Legal news
    03 March 2021
    European Data Protection Supervisor raises concerns around targeted advertising
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/european-data-protection-supervisor-raises-concerns-around-targeted-advertising

    Targeted advertising and recommender systems have been highlighted as key concerns by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) in the context of the Commission's Digital Services package proposals. The EDPS, which ...

  2. Legal news
    03 March 2021
    Economic Experts calls for strengthened 'gatekeeper' obligations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/economic-experts-calls-for-strengthened-gatekeeper-obligations

    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre recently published “A Report by a Panel of Economic Experts” (“the Report”) on the Digital Markets Act proposals unveiled by the Commission on 15 December 2020. To recall, ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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. ...

  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
    06 April 2020
    COVID-19 & Telecoms: country overview
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-telecoms--country-overview

    In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, telecoms operators are faced with significant challenges, including: traffic growth, congestion, network continuity & security issues. On March 31st, the GSMA called for a relaxation ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    02 June 2020
    Digital Services Act: European Commission has opened landmark consultations on future regulation for digital platforms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-commission-has-opened-landmark-consultations-on-future-regulation-for-digital-platforms

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a wide-ranging public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA), which will propose new rules for companies operating online services.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...