Youth Protection in Germany: Online Age Checks and Daytime Blackouts Ahead?
- Last week, German regulators decided to no longer accept the widely used “JusProg” software as a sufficient means for online service providers to comply with statutory youth protection requirements. The decision is effective immediately, although it will most likely be challenged in court. If... ›
Big News for Small Mobility: Germany Opens up to E-Scooters
By: Andreas Grünwald, Christoph Nüßing and Theresa OehmGermany is about to pass a new law that will officially allow e-scooters on public roads. The new law, adopted today, will give people more choices for transportation and allow for modern, green and clean mobility in cities. To date, e-scooters have been forbidden... ›
GDPR: What Happened To One-Stop-Shop Enforcement?
By: Lokke MoerelRead Lokke Moerel’s article on the NYU Blog Compliance & Enforcement on the impact of the decision of the French data protection against Google refusing to apply the GDPR’s “one-stop-shop” enforcement mechanism. Find out more here.... ›
FRAND Case Law in Europe After Huawei v. ZTEO n July 16, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered its seminal decision in Huawei v. ZTE. In its decision, the ECJ provided fundamental guidance for the licensing and enforcement of standard essential patents (SEPs) that are subject to a FRAND licensing... ›
FCA Guidance on UK Crypto-Assets Regulation
By: Jeremy C. Jennings-MaresThe United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority published draft guidance on the circumstances in which crypto-assets will fall within its regulatory perimeter and has invited comments and feedback on the draft guidance by 5 April 2019. In particular, it explains how it divides crypto-tokens into... ›
The Cookie Wall Must Go Up. Or Not?
Privacy Shield-Certified Organizations: Key Takeaways from the Privacy Shield Annual Review
By: Cynthia J. RichThe EU regulators’ recent report on the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield provides some valuable compliance reminders for organizations that have certified or intend to certify to the Privacy Shield program. The report, which mainly focuses on the EU regulators’ ongoing... ›
Time to Hit Pause: Copyright Infringement on User Generated Platforms – When Is the Platform Provider Liable for Damages?
By: Kristina Ehle and Stephan KreßContent uploaded on to the Internet by users (e.g., music, videos, literature, photos, streaming of live events such as gaming and concerts – so-called “user-generated content”) has spawned a series of legal cases in Europe. In 2019, decisions of the European Court of Justice (CJEU)... ›
Attention EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Participants: What You Need to Do to Get Ready for the UK Withdrawal from the EU
By: Cynthia J. RichAll Privacy Shield participants should be prepared — possibly as soon as March 30, 2019 — to update their Privacy Shield commitments in order to receive personal data from the UK in reliance on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework The timing of this required... ›
Hot off the press: The European Electronic Communications Code
By: Andreas Grünwald and Christoph NüßingYesterday, after a legislative procedure lasting more than two years, the European Union has finally published its new “European Electronic Communications Code” (EECC). It provides updated rules for providers of traditional mobile and fixed telecoms services, establishes regulations for new online communications services and... ›