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Since November 2020, Germany has begun to introduce a myriad of media regulatory obligations that will affect a wide range of different media and technology service providers. Due to the number of new developments and regulatory rules included in several different laws, which apply to multiple services, it can be difficult not to lose track of all requirements. Therefore, we are starting a series that covers the most relevant requirements and to whom they apply,…

Earlier this year, we took a look at the implementation status of the European Electronic Communications Code (“EECC”) across the EU – see our previous Connect on Tech article. As noted in that article, the majority of EU countries missed the 21 December 2020 deadline for national implementation, with only a handful implementing relevant legislation (although some only partially). In response to those failures, the European Commission subsequently opened infringement procedures against the offending member…

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently revised its Technology Risk Management Guidelines 2021 after feedback from a 2019 public consultation and engaging with cyber security experts. In this episode, Stephanie Magnus, Ken Chia, and Ying Yi Liew take a closer look at compliance, regulator expectations, cyber threats, and other important considerations — taking into account that financial institutions encompass large multinational banks, insurance companies and small fintech startups. https://soundcloud.com/user-879185301-820444966/ep12-singapore-mas-revises-technology-risk-management-guidelines

The 21 December 2020 deadline for national implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has now passed. We checked in with our telecom regulatory teams on implementation status across the EU, and have drawn out some key takeaways: Deadline missed: Perhaps unsurprisingly given other priorities last year, the deadline for full implementation has been missed in most countries. Only Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands and the UK have so far implemented the EECC…

Last week the UK Government introduced the Telecommunications (Security) Bill to Parliament, which would give the Government new powers to control telecommunications providers thought to present a security risk, and to implement the UK ban announced earlier this year on the installation of equipment from Huawei and high risk vendors in 5G networks from the end of September 2021. These new rules will directly impact public telecoms providers (public electronic communications networks and services -…

Society’s attitude towards the technology sector has changed as technology has become intricately woven in our daily lives. This change in perspective and the accelerated rate with which we have come to rely on technology due to the pandemic has made it necessary for a new approach in regulation as well. In this episode of TMT Talk, Raffaele Giarda, Ben Allgrove and Sue McLean have a thought-provoking conversation about the shift in attitudes to disruption in the sector, how the…

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector continues to thrive, as e-commerce, cloud-based services/SaaS solutions and various technology solutions for work from home becomes increasingly relevant and in-demand. Alison Stafford Powell and Jennifer Revis join Raffaele Giarda in a discussion on the specific challenges that these tech companies experience from a protectionism and trade wars standpoint, since their endurance depends on a global supply chain. In our aim to give a complete 360 perspective, this episode will also explore the opportunities that…

The virus’ continuing global rampage has driven companies in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sector to find new ways of working and new solutions brought about by the pandemic. Given this, COVID-19 antitrust-focused topics, such as collaboration among competitors, application of antitrust laws during this crisis, and antitrust enforcement on tech companies, have become singularly relevant. In this episode of TMT Talk, Raffaele Giarda, Creighton Macy, and Carolina Pardo will shed light on the antitrust issues TMT companies are…