When 5G regulations affect mobile operators

When 5G regulations affect mobile operators
As the recent pandemic showed, the modern world fully relies on the good functioning of the electronic communication sector. Communication plays an important part these days for individuals, businesses, public authorities, and the implementation of 5G technology will create the premises for enhancing the way society uses and benefits from the electronic communication sector. However, […]
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Legal challenges in implementing the 5G EU toolbox

Legal challenges in implementing the 5G EU toolbox
Legal challenges in implementing the 5G EU toolbox and potential damaging effects on electronic communication providers and consumers. In trying to protect European and national values and security, there is a high risk that both Europe and Member States end up (i) breaching fundamental principles and values that are at the core of the European […]
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Infrastructure Law or when the telecom and energy sectors cross paths

Infrastructure Law or when the telecom and energy sectors cross paths
Recently, a decision following a dispute resolution between an electronic communication provider and an electricity distribution provider was issued in Romania. This is a premiere and its origins sit with the provisions of the Directive 2014/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications […]
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Key takeaways from the Romanian Data Protection Authority

Key takeaways from the Romanian Data Protection Authority
One of the major changes pursued in the data protection field has been the harmonisation of the legislative framework across the European Union (the “EU”), target achieved by the enactment of the Regulation (EU) 679/2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of […]
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Implementing the EU’s NIS Directive in Romania

Implementing the EU’s NIS Directive in Romania
In short, the Directive aims at achieving a high common standard of network and information security across Member States, in the context of the ever increasing importance of networks and information systems to European economies. The article was published initially in International Bar Association’s Technology Law Committee Publication. The article in full is available here.
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Net neutrality in current pandemic context

Net neutrality in current pandemic context
Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union (“Net Neutrality Regulation”) has as […]
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Controller – processor relationship

Controller – processor relationship
Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (“General Data Protection Regulation”), controllers must only use processors that provide sufficient […]
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Digitalization – a high priority for Europe’s future

Digitalization – a high priority for Europe’s future
The way technology is used has changed significantly in the past decade and continues to change at a rapid pace, disrupting the way people interact both within the private and the public sector. Advances in technology make possible achieving efficiencies by streamlining processes, open markets for new products and services, and help communities reach social […]
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Romania transposes directive (EU) 2016/680

Romania transposes directive (EU) 2016/680
Starting with January 7, 2019, Law no. 363/2018 (“Law 363/2018”) entered into force. Law 363/2018 transposes Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purpose of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, […]
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Electronic currency issuing (Romanian)

Electronic currency issuing (Romanian)
In the context of the growing popularity of electronic currency and the rapid development of the market based on this payment instrument, the European Union (“EU”) has become increasingly concerned with facilitating the emergence of new, innovative and secure electronic money services, ensuring access to market companies and encourage effective competition between all market participants. […]
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