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Germany to ban 5G network components from Huawei and ZTE
16 July 24 Javier Huerta Bravo

Mobile network operators (MNOs) should stop using critical components from these vendors in the core network by the end of 2026. In the radio access network (RAN) MNOs will have to replace, by the end of 2029, the critical functions of network management systems (NMS) provided by these vendors with technical solutions from other vendors. MNOs would still be allowed to use antennas provided by Huawei and ZTE, as long as these vendors open their interfaces.

Update on developments on privacy, consumer protection and regulatory sandboxes across 18 European countries
15 July 24 Marianna Mattera

This report provides a summary of key developments related to privacy, consumer protection and regulatory sandboxes in 18 countries plus the UK since March 2024. Croatia was added to some Benchmarks.

European Commission seeks feedback on security incident reporting thresholds for digital entities
14 July 24 Visiola Pula

The security incident reporting thresholds will apply to a wide range of digital entities from cloud to e-commerce and social media platforms. These entities will be required to notify significant security incidents affecting more than 5% of users (or 1m) in the EU.

EU Digital & Media Weekly Report
14 July 24 Javier Huerta Bravo

This report gathers policy and regulatory developments at EU level covered by Cullen International’s Digital Economy and Media services during the past week. No relevant events were identified this week. This is the last EU Digital & Media Weekly Report until September 2024, when discussions in Brussels around the different EU digital policy and regulatory initiatives will resume after the end of the summer holiday period.

EU businesses should leverage the Digital Markets Act opportunities to their advantage
11 July 24 Miljana Todorovic

At a European Competition Network conference, digital companies discussed challenges the Digital Markets Act (DMA) could solve, such as enabling sideloading, alternative browsers and search engines. Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager emphasised the role of small and medium-sized business and national competition authorities in the efficient enforcement of the DMA.

EU Commission reaches preliminary conclusion that Meta’s “pay or consent” model breaches Digital Markets Act
10 July 24 Miljana Todorovic

The European Commission considered that this model could force users of Facebook and Instagram to consent to the combination of their personal data. Moreover, it would not allow them to opt for an equivalent service that uses fewer personal data.

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