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...

ACCC sues Google for allegedly misleading consumers in relation to the use of their...

Australia's competition and consumer regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), recently decided to take action against Google LLC (Google) in...

European Commission launches sector inquiry into consumer Internet of Things (IoT)

On 16 July 2020 the European Commission launched a sector inquiry into the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer-related products and services.

Data Access Claims Under Competition Law and Data Privacy Requirements

This article explores the following:Does competition law give a right of access to another company’s data? What happens if the data are...

Regulator finds its teeth: Australian supermarket giant issued with record fine for spam breaches

Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, was recently issued a record AUD$1,003,800 infringement notice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for multiple,...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: UK company meetings and filings

On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received Royal Assent and it now forms part...

UK: First arrests made in connection with alleged Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud

It was reported on Friday 10 July 2020 that two men were arrested in North London in connection with fraudulent applications...

Cyber Security Update: COVID-19

On the 8th April 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint advisory note along with the US CISA...

Revised EU Cross-Border Payment Regulation – Delayed enforcement of its provisions on currency conversion

The European Commission (EC) recently published a statement, dated 9 April 2020, in relation to the revised EU Cross-Border Payments Regulation (CBPR2)....

Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news – April 2020

Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU Law developments in Europe and beyond Tightening the enforcement belt...

EC launches consultations on digital finance strategy/fintech and retail payments

On 3 April 2020, the EC launched two consultations: A consultation on a new digital finance strategy (DFS)...