Digital Policy Alliance – Regulation of the Metaverse – Call for Registration of Interest

The Preiskel Conference ‘ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (‘AI’) & THE METAVERSE’ was held on 8th June, with the opening talk, ‘Regulation of AI & the Metaverse’, given by Senior Partner, Danny Preiskel. The talk has set the scene for a potential Digital Policy Alliance (“DPA”) initiative on the regulation of the Metaverse. The DPA is asking members…

The incoming Digital Services Act

Following a deal reached between the European Parliament and the European Council on 23 April and 24 March respectively, on 5 July 2022, the European Parliament approved the final text of the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) and the Digital Services Act (“DSA”). Alongside the DMA, the DSA focuses on improving safety, protecting fundamental rights in…

Digital Markets Act – What does it mean?

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament formally adopted the Regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act (“DMA”)). The DMA creates rules for online platforms that behave like “gatekeepers” in the digital sector. The objective of these new rules is to stop such platforms from applying supposedly unfair terms…

Amazon commits to simplify Prime Cancellation After EU Commission Action

Amazon committed to changing its Amazon Prime cancellation practice and bringing it in line with EU consumer rules (in particular with the Unfair commercial practices Directive). This commitment came after discussions with the European Commission and national protection authorities. Following the complaint by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), the Norwegian Consumer Council and the Transatlantic…

OFCOM’S GENERAL CONDITIONS CHANGES IN RELATION TO THE EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS CODE

Providers of electronic communications networks and services (“CPs”), are generally authorised to operate in the UK without a licence, save for certain exceptions where a licence is still required (e.g., use of spectrum). The UK regulator (“Ofcom”) requires CPs to comply with Ofcom’s General Conditions of Entitlement (the “General Conditions”). These have been subject to…