Data breach notification under E-privacy Directive and General Data Protection Regulation

Abstract: Data breach notifications were firstly introduced in 2009 by means of amendments to the E-Privacy Directive, where such data breaches occurred in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications service. Further on, GDPR extended data breach notification… Read moreData breach notification under E-privacy Directive and General Data Protection Regulation

The CJEU Advocate General’s opinion in Case-392/19 – A step into supplementing european jurisprudence on web linking

1. Introduction On September 10, 2020, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar delivered his Opinion in Case C‑392/19 VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitzrequest. The case concerns a conflict between Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (‘VG Bild-Kunst’), a copyright collecting society for the visual arts… Read moreThe CJEU Advocate General’s opinion in Case-392/19 – A step into supplementing european jurisprudence on web linking

Romania – Consumer protection updates in the Audio-Visual media field

1. Background In November 2018, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have enacted the Directive (EU) 2018/1808 amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination on certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administration in Member States… Read moreRomania – Consumer protection updates in the Audio-Visual media field

The Romanian Draft Law on the authorisation of 5G technology manufacturers and its effects on competition: a challenge for mobile operators and competition regulators

1. Background A draft law on measures relating to information and communication infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for the implementation of 5G networks (the “Draft Law”) was launched on August 4, 2020 for public consultation by the Ministry… Read moreThe Romanian Draft Law on the authorisation of 5G technology manufacturers and its effects on competition: a challenge for mobile operators and competition regulators

Legal challenges in implementing the 5G EU toolbox and potential damaging effects on electronic communication providers and consumers

1. What is the 5G EU toolbox On January 29, 2020, the European Commission adopted the Communication that endorsed the Cybersecurity of 5G networks EU Toolbox of risk mitigating measures (“5G EU Toolbox”)[1]. The scope of the 5G EU toolbox… Read moreLegal challenges in implementing the 5G EU toolbox and potential damaging effects on electronic communication providers and consumers

Infrastructure Law or when the telecom and energy sectors cross paths

1. Background 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… Read moreInfrastructure Law or when the telecom and energy sectors cross paths

Key takeaways from the practice of 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… Read moreKey takeaways from the practice of Romanian Data Protection Authority

Net neutrality in the context of the new pandemic

  1. Background 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… Read moreNet neutrality in the context of the new pandemic

Should the controller reassess the relationship with its processor in the context of this new pandemic?

1. Background 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… Read moreShould the controller reassess the relationship with its processor in the context of this new pandemic?