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Shifting landscape in SEP FRAND litigation – 2021 will see hard fought disputes in...

The UK Supreme Court’s decision in Unwired Planet and the German Supreme Court’s decision in Sisvel v Haier have set off a...

A “Light Touch” Regulatory Framework for AI – Transparency at the Heart of AI...

Background The need for an ethical approach to the implementation of AI solutions has gained widespread acceptance in academic...

EU law meets state communications surveillance – what consequences for UK data protection adequacy?

In July 2020 the CJEU Schrems II judgment invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield under the provisions of EU data protection law governing...

AI in healthcare and life sciences: key considerations

Digital technology is changing the way in which we receive healthcare. Healthcare providers are increasingly looking to adopt digital technologies such as...

MEPs declare their ambitions and red lines for future digital regulation

By Francine Cunningham, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Bird & Bird LLP (Brussels) Eager to set the agenda for the...

Fintech – Opportunities and Risks during the Covid-19 crisis

Last year saw the FinTech market experience rapid growth both in the UK and internationally. However, the onset of the pandemic and...

Key insights from the leaked EU Data Governance Act

Leaked copy of the European Commission’s Data Governance Act reveals key insights into how the Commission will seek to implement its European...

The Code of Practice: Putting an end to fake news?

Disinformation and fake news has come under much scrutiny in the past couple of years, and the (voluntary) Code of Practice on...

Regulating Online Marketplaces – The Australian Position

Digitalisation has, without a doubt, revolutionised the way goods and services are being offered to, and procured by, consumers in an increasingly...

MEPs issue their list of demands for regulation of Digital Markets

New binding regulations to tackle illegal content and products online, stricter rules for targeted advertising and ex ante rules for "gatekeeper" online...

Toolbox to deploy high capacity networks and 5G spectrum

The European Commission recently published a recommendation on a common Union toolbox for reducing the cost of deploying very high capacity...

Top EU Court backs net neutrality in ruling with impact on “zero-tariff” deals

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has published its first judgment on net neutrality and zero-rating on 15...

Majority of Member States miss deadline to implement revised audiovisual media rules

Only three countries adopted legislative proposals to implement the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2018/1808 ("AVMSD") ahead of the 19 September...

A Light Touch Regulatory Framework for AI – Part 2: Classification of AI Solutions

1.         Background The need for an ethical approach to the implementation of AI solutions has gained widespread acceptance...

Artificial intelligence EU’s approach to AI: an overview of past actions and next (expected)...

Among the EU tech regulatory priorities to watch out for this autumn, Artificial Intelligence (AI) takes a prominent role. Following the feedback...

Stakeholder views sought on draft Act on voice termination rates

Telecoms stakeholders and other interested parties have until 22 September 2020 to convey their views on the European Commission draft Act setting...

Electronic communications: Commission proposes to narrow the scope of ex ante telecoms regulation

The European Commission recently published a draft revised Recommendation on the relevant telecoms markets that may be subject to ex ante...

The Spanish Supreme Court overrides the restrictions imposed on ride-hailing services (¨VTCs¨)

The ongoing conflict between ride-hailing services (known in Spain as "VTCs"), such as Uber, and the taxi sector has led to a...

ICA launches investigation into Apple and Amazon for alleged restrictions in the online sale...

On 22 July, the Italian Competition Authority (the "ICA") announced it had opened an investigation against Apple and Amazon for an alleged...

Germany – Federal Cartel Office approves Intersport’s online platform

Intersport, the world’s largest association of medium-sized retailers of sport products, switched its online sales platform operated by the Intersport subsidiary Intersport...