Author Archives: Ad van Loon

The Pirate Bay unblocked in NL

Internet Service Providers Ziggo and XS4ALL do no longer have to prevent that their subscribers access The Pirate Bay. On 28th January 2014, the Court […]

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Disruption by WhatsApp: New Opportunities and Challenges

New opportunities and challenges for both the electronic communications business and regulators: All electronic communications services (radio, television, on demand content services, film, text messaging, […]

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Media Law not to be used by Member State to circumvent EU regulatory framework for electronic communications

On 29 January 2014, the District Court in The Hague (Den Haag) in The Netherlands decided to render two provisions of national law ineffective for […]

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U.S. takes steps to enforce ‘Safe Harbour Agreement’

On 21st January 2014 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with 12 companies that allegedly falsely claimed to comply with the “Safe […]

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EU-U.S. exchanges of personal data: “Lack of transparency and enforcement on the U.S. side”

In a speech in the European Parliament on 15th January 2014 on the “Future of the Safe Harbour Agreement in the light of the NSA […]

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Net neutrality decision U.S. Court of Appeals

On 14th January 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit decided upon a Petition by Verizon on the 2010 net neutrality Order […]

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