On 15 December, the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council have closed a deal on the new rules that will comprise the data protection reform in the EU. The deal is a step forward towards the Digital Single Market, and is expected to enhance the protection of personal data and boost innovation by facilitating…Details
The World IP Review website featured the article “The SEP minefield in Europe” by Preiskel & Co’s Associate Natália Porto. The article analyses the legal challenges and uncertainties arising out of the CJEU’s decision in Huawei v ZTE, which introduced new guidelines on abuse of a dominant position where a prohibitory injunction is sought by a dominant…Details
Daniel Preiskel’s Article “Telecoms Fraud, Liability and Responsibility: A Contractual Approach from a Telecoms Specialist Lawyer” features on trefor.net
Trefor.net featured the article “Telecoms Fraud, Liability and Responsibility: A Contractual Approach from a Telecoms Specialist Lawyer” by Preiskel & Co’s Senior Partner, Daniel Preiskel.
The article deals with contractual measures to help minimise exposure to telecoms fraud. It can be accessed here.
The Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) has launched its Compliance Guidance for Communication Providers in association with Preiskel & Co
The Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) asked Preiskel & Co to draft the guidelines for its members as the provision of communication services to end users is highly regulated, most notably by Ofcom’s General Conditions of Entitlement. The ITSPA/Preiskel & Co co-branded Compliance Guidance describes the key legal requirements (and issues) that Communication Providers should…Details
The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) decided yesterday for the invalidity of the Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000 (the “Safe Harbour Decision”), which held that personal data transferred from the EU to the US under the EU/US Safe Harbour scheme was adequately protected. The CJEU decision of yesterday was in…Details
BEREC: Draft report on over the top (OTT) services says ‘there is no need of necessary level playing field between telecom operator and internet-based competitors’. Submissions open until 2 November
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has opened a consultation on its draft report on OTT services, published yesterday. The consultation will close on 2 November. The draft report considers that companies that offer OTT telecom-like services such as Skype and Whatsapp, should not be necessarily regulated as claimed by traditional telecom…Details
European Commission seeks stakeholders’ views on online platforms, intermediaries, data, cloud and collaborative economy
The European Commission opened a public consultation on 25 September on “regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy”. The consultation represents a unique opportunity for online operators to present their views to the European Commission during the preparatory stages of upcoming EU policy and legislation. Indeed, the Commission…Details
The European Commission has published its final report on standards terms and performance criteria in service level agreements for cloud computing services
The European Commission has published its final report on standards terms and performance criteria in service level agreements for cloud computing services. The study was carried out by time.lex and Spark from January 2013 to June 2015. The study aimed to identify the rules governing Service Level Agreements (“SLAs”) in different Member States and to…Details
The European Commission’s Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000 (the “Decision”) holds that personal data transferred from the EU to the US under the EU/US Safe Harbour scheme is adequately protected. On 23 September 2015, the Advocate General (the “AG”) advised the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) to decide for the invalidity of the…Details
Following a complaint from the search engine Yandex, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has decided that Google abused its dominant market position in relation to its Android operating system. The FAS has found that Google gave unfair prominence to its own apps on Android. The full reasons for the decision and formal instructions to Google…Details