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  1. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    State aid – Green Deal and Digitalisation in a challenging year 2021

    Several new developments can be expected to unfold in 2021, in particular, in view of the European Green Deal and the ambitious digitalisation plans of the European Commission.

  2. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    A competitive approach to achieving Green Deal goals

    With climate change near the top of the international political agenda, the European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has made the Green Deal plan, together with the transition to a truly Digital Europe, into a ...

  3. Legal news
    19 February 2020
    European Commission unveils regulatory plan to achieve 'technological sovereignty'

    As part of a flagship initiative to achieve EU "technological sovereignty", the European Commission unveiled its digital strategy for the next five years today (19 February 2020).

  4. Legal news
    07 January 2020
    Deadlock on ePrivacy rules creates legal uncertainty for telecoms providers

    Is there an end in sight for the ePrivacy saga in 2020? For the moment at least, it seems unlikely. The debate over the Council’s draft of the text will continue in 2020 with the Croatian Presidency attempting to break ...

  5. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    COVID-19 & 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    07 February 2020
    Data strategy set to be a key plank of Europe's digital fitness training's-digital-fitness-training

    Launching a new European Data Strategy that comprises a series of proposals designed to boost the EU data economy is set to be a priority work stream for the von der Leyen Commission over the coming year.

  7. Legal news
    24 April 2020
    The case for the defence: Access for all v. license to all

    On 9 March 2020 FOSS Patents blogger Florian Mueller published a paper by Professor Damien Geradin entitled “SEP Licensing After two Decades of Legal Wrangling: Some Issues Solved, Many Still to Address”

  8. Legal news
    29 September 2020
    Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on net neutrality and zero-rating

    The Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") has published its first judgment on net neutrality and zero-rating on 15 September 2020. The judgment is available: here. The case submitted to the ECJ concerns two ...

  9. Legal news
    07 October 2020
    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 ...

  10. Legal news
    03 September 2020
    The end of the road for SSPPU and the license point argument?

    With the rise of IoT and, in particular, the increased importance of vehicle connectivity, the last few years have seen an increase in arguments that the licence point and royalty basis for telecoms Standard Essential ...