CMA announces investigation into Apple

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has announced a formal investigation into tech giant Apple. The announcement follows complaints to the CMA from app developers regarding the company’s terms and conditions. The terms and conditions are also the subject of a European Commission investigation, in which it was announced this week that Apple would be…

Will the UK keep the VABER?

When, where and why should the law intervene in the distribution of a product? This perennial and highly practical question is open for consultation as of 10 February 2021 (see more here). During its EU membership, the UK was required to apply the EU’s Vertical Agreements Block Exemption, which applied a relatively strict approach to…

New Telecoms Security Law Laid before Parliament for tougher Rules and Fines for Telecoms Companies

A new piece of legislation has been put forward in Parliament that sets out new legal duties on telecoms firms with the goal of increasing the security of the entire UK network. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will give new powers to the government to remove high-risk vendors and increases Ofcom’s responsibilities in monitoring telecoms operator’s…