The UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has approved BT’s acquisition of EE with no conditions attached. After hearing concerns brought by operators and customers, the CMA has concluded that the merger will not lead to substantial lessening of competition in the UK market, including with regards to supply of retail mobile, wholesale mobile, mobile…Details
The European Commission has launched a new platform for alternative dispute resolution between consumers and online traders
The European Commission has launched a new platform for alternative dispute resolution between consumers and online traders. The online dispute resolution (ODR) platform is a contribution to the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy. It will help consumers solve contractual disputes related to goods or services purchased online. The disputes will be dealt with out of…Details
EU regulator BEREC issues an opinion on the on the Review of the EU Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework
Following a request by the European Commission, EU regulator BEREC has issued its opinion on the Review of the EU Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework. The review is one of the key actions of pillar 2 of the Digital Single Market Strategy.
BEREC’s opinion can be accessed here.
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