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GermanyEU - Do internet-based email services constitute regulated telecommunications services?

European Union, Germany - April 6 2018 In a seminal test case for over-the-top (OTT) regulation - the ECJ has been asked by a German court to decide whether internet-based email services...

Dr. Andreas Neumann LL.M..


German regulator extends permissibility of the exterritorial use of numbers for M2M communications

Germany - October 5 2017 It is key for M2M applications that they can be provided globally on the basis of SIM cards that are embedded in the respective M2M equipment. The...

Caroline Heinickel.


EU & Germany: Annual net neutrality reports now available on the European Commission's website

European Union, Germany - August 22 2017 Under the EU net neutrality rules, national regulatory authorities are required to submit to the European Commission and BEREC annual reports on their...

Caroline Heinickel.


Germany obliges social media companies to delete "Hate Speech"

Germany - August 3 2017 The German Federal Parliament has adopted a bill which aims to enhance the enforcement of social media platform providers' legal obligation to delete...

Holger Lutz, Caroline Heinickel.


Germany shifts Obligations Regarding Unlawful Content onto Social Media Platform Providers

Germany - August 1 2017 The German legislator has, in principle, adopted the Network Enforcement Act (NEA) (in German: "Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz") which will impose...

Holger Lutz, Caroline Heinickel.