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Five Things You Need To Know About Communications Law Compliance in Europe and the UK

Our colleague Francesco Liberatore recently shared a timely resource regarding the changes in Communications Law across Europe and the UK. The EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has extensively revised the existing EU regulatory framework for electronic communications services and networks across the European Economic Area (EEA). Among these changes, the EECC expands notification and registration requirements to certain types of internet and cloud-based communications services in each country in which it is applicable.

 You can read the full alert here:

The EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC) is an ambitious recast of the existing EU regulatory framework for the regulation of electronic communications services and networks across the European Economic Area (EEA). Among other things, the EECC expands notification and registration requirements to certain types of internet and cloud-based communications services in each country in which it is applicable.

1. Expanded Obligations

The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has expanded the scope of communications regulation in the European Economic Area (EEA) to certain cloud, VoIP and OTT services and apps. These services now need to adhere to the general authorisation regime. Find out if your service is affected and monitor future markets.

2. Additional Levels of Authorisations

Global communications providers operating across the EEA must be registered with the national regulatory authority of each EEA country and adhere to their notification and registration requirements. Find out how our compliance solution can save you time and money.

3. Enforcement Proceedings – Be Prepared

The national regulatory authorities tasked to enforce the EECC will soon commence to check compliance. Are you facing a potential investigation, fine and disruption to your ability to provide your service in the EEA? Our compliance solution handles your obligations and keeps you enforcement free.

4. Risk vs Opportunity

New features and services can open up global market access. We have a digital communications markets access tool (DCMAT) that monitors the requirements across global geographies to help you assess risks of entry, as well as expand compliantly with the correct approvals and licences.

5. Help Is at Hand

For those who do not have an in-house regulatory team in each operating country, keeping abreast of the ongoing compliance, licensing and notification requirements can be onerous and costly. Our compliance solution and digital markets tool provide an economical and efficient way of keeping on top of your obligations and approvals.

Our Solutions

Our DCMAT tool allows you to identify the risk of whether the launch of a new service/app or its expansion in a new market might requires a licence or general authorisation in 75 jurisdictions worldwide. This tool is available on a free trial basis.

© Copyright 2022 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 183
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Francesco Liberatore Competition Attorney Squire Patton Boggs London, UK & Brussels, Belgium & Milan, Italy
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Francesco Liberatore advises clients on all aspects of the application of competition law, in particular in technology driven and digital economy sectors. His experience also focusses on communications law and he coordinates the firm’s EMEA Communications Practice.

He regularly represents clients in investigations before regulatory and competition authorities, as well as managing internal investigations, dawn raids and counseling on compliance issues and various commercial agreements. Francesco handles merger control due diligence and filings, as well as coordinating...

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Kristin L. Bryan Litigation Attorney Squire Patton Boggs Cleveland, OH & New York, NY
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Kristin Bryan is a litigator experienced in the efficient resolution of contract, commercial and complex business disputes, including multidistrict litigation and putative class actions, in courts nationwide.

She has successfully represented Fortune 15 clients in high-stakes cases involving a wide range of subject matters.

As a natural extension of her experience litigating data privacy disputes, Kristin is also experienced in providing business-oriented privacy advice to a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on companies handling customers’ personal data. In this...

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