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  1. Legal news
    23 April 2018
    Consent: Article 29 Working Party issues final guidance
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/consent-article-29-working-party-issues-final-guidance

    The Article 29 Working Party (A29WP) has now published its final guidance on consent under GDPR (WP259 rev 0.1).

  2. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    UOKiK investigates rebate practices of 19 retail chains in Poland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-investigates-rebate-practices-of-19-retail-chains-in-poland

    In early July, the Polish competition authority (UOKiK) has opened preliminary investigations into the rebate practices of 19 retail chains. In particular, the authority will focus on whether retrospective rebates are ...

  3. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Big data in verticals - the next big investigation in Hungary?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/big-data-in-verticals-the-next-big-investigation-in-hungary

    Issues around Big Data and access to data as an essential input are rapidly gaining importance in vertical relationships. This was made clear in the Commission’s recently published evaluation of stakeholder input in the ...

  4. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Consumers subjected to unfair B2C commercial practices due to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/consumers-subjected-to-unfair-b2c-commercial-practices-due-to-covid-19

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) keeps a watchful eye over advertisement claims regarding alleged COVID-19 treatments that exploit the vulnerability of consumers in the current pandemic. The GVH initiated an ...

  5. Legal news
    09 September 2020
    EU proposal to enable better monitoring of child sexual abuse online
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-proposal-to-enable-better-monitoring-of-child-sexual-abuse-online

    The European Commission is expected to unveil this week its first piece of legislation aimed at tackling child sexual abuse online. Announced on 24 July in the Commission Communication "EU strategy for a more effective ...

  6. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    UOKiK imposes record fines on companies involved in developing Nord Stream 2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-imposes-record-fines-on-companies-involved-in-developing-nord-stream-2

    The President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection ("UOKiK") has imposed the biggest fine for gun-jumping ever by a national competition authority. The UOKiK imposed a fine of over PLN 29 billion ...

  7. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Bird & Bird’s Digital Rights & Assets group review the EU’s draft Data Governance Act and discuss its political reception and interaction with GDPR
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/bird-and-birds-digital-rights-and-assets-group-review-the-eus-draft-data-governance-act

    Our newly formed global Digital Rights & Assets group are delighted to present to you a podcast exploring some of the key issues relating to the European Commission’s draft Data Governance Act. In furtherance of its ...

  8. Legal news
    11 January 2021
    The EU’s proposals to take on “Big Tech”
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/the-eus-proposals-to-take-on-big-tech

    The second element of the EU Digital Services Package published at the end of 2020 is the proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA) which will seek to establish an ex ante framework to govern “Gatekeeper” digital platforms.

  9. Legal news
    04 September 2019
    Plan to accelerate international deal on digital taxation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/plan-to-accelerate-international-deal-on-digital-taxation

    In the aftermath of the G7 summit in Biarritz, where the issue of digital taxation of multi-national tech companies was high on the agenda, French Economy Minister, Bruno Le Maire, announced the ambition to reach an ...

  10. Legal news
    27 February 2018
    Proposed Regulation to safeguard the free flow of non-personal data in the EU is progressing despite shortcomings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/proposed-regulation-to-safeguard-free-flow-of-non-personal-data-in-eu-is-progressing

    On 19 September 2017, the European Commission (the "Commission") published a proposal for a new regulation prohibiting mandatory localisation requirements for non-personal data in the EU.