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Cracking the Code Series

The European Electronic Communications Code (the “EECC”) is expanding the remit of national telecoms regulators across the EU to cover ‘interpersonal communication services’ (“ICS”)[1]. An ICS is defined as a service “normally provided for remuneration that enables direct interpersonal and interactive exchange of information via ECN between a finite number of persons…..” While the ICS definition has yet to be interpreted by the courts, it is clear that it covers many internet-based messaging and calling services (for consumers and enterprises).  This means that leading tech companies need to quickly get to know their newest regulator in each and every EU Member State, the national telecoms regulator (the Commission for Communications Regulation in Ireland).

Cracking The Code #1: New Security and Outage Reporting Obligations for Internet-Based Providers 

This Insight focuses on Article 40 EECC, and highlights the potential for it to be hugely burdensome for ICS providers when they experience EU-wide security and/or outage incidents. Click image below to read the full article.

Cracking the Code #2: New Customer Contract Obligations

This Insight focuses on Article 102 of the EECC and focuses on the upcoming obligations in relation to the sign-up of new customers. Click image below to read the full article.

Cracking the Code #3: Ongoing Obligations

This Insight focuses on Articles 105 of the EECC and the post-contractual obligations of ECS providers. Click image below to read the full article.

Cracking the Code #4: Ireland Paves the Way for Delayed Transposition of the EECC in 2022

This insight provides a summary of recently published draft Irish legislation transposing the EECC.

Cracking the Code #5: Overview of Major Irish Telecommunications Law Changes Ahead

In this insight we share some views from the telecoms industry and discuss how telcos can prepare for the transposition of the EECC.

The articles listed above have been authored by Kate McKenna, Simon Shinkwin and Neringa Juodkunaite, for more information please contact us or your usual Matheson contact.