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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…

Happy Data Protection Day! The 28 January each year is celebrated as Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2021, we have summarised some of the key trends and developments in the EU, UK and beyond from a data protection perspective and looking ahead to what to expect for 2021. You can jump to specific country…

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…