Andrea Leadsom and Sajid Javid, in one of their last acts as government ministers,addressed a letter to Andrea Coscelli, the Chief Executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), commissioning a regular review of the state of competition in the UK. The letter argues that existing indicators of how competition is functioning in the…Details
DCMS has announced that it plans to introduce new legislation to protect users of Internet of Things (“IoT”) household devices from cyber threats through heightened security requirements. The proposed legislation includes the following security requirements: any password for consumer internet-connected devices must be unique and there must not be an option to reset to a…Details
The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that the popular accommodation website and app, Airbnb, is a provider of information society services (Airbnb Ireland, Case C-390/18) as defined in the E-Commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31/EC). The ruling follows a request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, and provides useful…Details
The European Commission has reported that Booking.com has committed to change the way in which it presents offers, discounts and prices to consumers in order to comply with EU consumer protections. The commitment comes after discussions between the European Commission, national consumer authorities, and Booking.com. The commitments should be put into practice by 16 June…Details
This week the CMA published its interim report in its market study or Online Platforms and Digital Advertising.
The interim report can be read here.
Please contact Tim Cowen if you have any questions regarding the market study.
What if there is a Hung Parliament? Preiskel & Co Consultant, Philip Goldenberg’s Article in the Independent is as relevant as ever
Preiskel & Co consultant, Philip Goldenberg’s Article in the Independent is as relevant as ever, should today’s election result in a Hung Parliament. The article in the Independent Newspaper is available at:
Preiskel & Co EECC (European Electronic Communications Code) Chapter published in ICLG Telecoms, Media & Internet 2020
We are delighted to announce that Danny Preiskel’s Chapter on the new EECC (European Electronic Communications Code) has been published in the International Comparative Legal Guide’s Telecoms, Media & Internet 2020. Danny authored the UK Chapter in this fascinating ICLG practitioner’s guide. His EECC Chapter can be read here. Please contact Danny if you have…Details
World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) News: ITU identifies new bands for 5G, procedures for LEO satellite operators
World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) News: ITU identifies new bands for 5G, procedures for LEO satellite operators According to telecompaper news, about 3,400 delegates from 165 member states have signed the International Telecommunication Union’s Radio Regulations’ Final Acts, the international treaty governing the global use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. The signatures were given during…Details
The first shareholder class action claim to be brought before the English courts, Sharp v Blank  EWHC 3078 (Ch) has been dismissed from the High Court of Justice Chancery Division. The claim, which is on behalf of over 5,000 Lloyds shareholders, is against Lloyds and five former directors. It relates to Lloyds’ 2008 acquisition…Details
After a long pursuit from the Federal Trade Commission, AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications company has agreed to a $60 million settlement with the FTC over its fake unlimited data ‘bait and switch’ scam. The scam saw AT&T baiting subscribers with unlimited data, trapped them in multi-year contracts with punishing termination fees, and then scammed…Details