The EU Commission presents next steps in the setting up of the joint cyber unit

1. Background of the proposed changes The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted digitalization and digital interaction at all levels of European society. Along with increased interconnectivity, however, came greater vulnerabilities and threats from a cybersecurity perspective. In order to deliver seamless… Read moreThe EU Commission presents next steps in the setting up of the joint cyber unit

The CJEU delivers its judgement in Case C‑392/19 adding to the 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 Kulturbesitz, where a request for a preliminary ruling was lodged with the Court of Justice of the European Union… Read moreThe CJEU delivers its judgement in Case C‑392/19 adding to the jurisprudence on web linking

The Cybersecurity Competence Centre starts to take shape – Regulation adopted by the Council of the EU

1. Introduction In the recent years, cybersecurity has become one of the crucial areas that the European Union (“EU”) decided to invest in to get fit for the digital era. In order to acquire leadership and autonomy in this field,… Read moreThe Cybersecurity Competence Centre starts to take shape – Regulation adopted by the Council of the EU

The Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks (the “5G Draft Law”)[1] initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications (“MTIC”)[2]… Read moreThe Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

European Union’s new Cybersecurity Strategy

1. Background Cybersecurity is at the forefront of the European Union (“EU”)’s efforts to build a resilient, green and digital Europe. In this respect, on December 16, 2020, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign… Read moreEuropean Union’s new Cybersecurity Strategy

Loading NIS Directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

1. Introduction In the last years, cybersecurity has become one of the European Commission’s critical priorities. Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the Commission has proposed a revised version (the “Proposal”)… Read moreLoading NIS Directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

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