On December 21, 2020, the European Union’s new Electronic Communications Code (EECC) will begin regulating a broad range of previously unregulated services as Electronic Communications Services (ECS). Among these newly regulated services are email, connected wearable devices, and many other Over The Top (OTT) applications, such as audio, video and other streaming media content delivered over the Internet.
For the first time, providers of many of these ECS offerings will have to notify regulators in EU countries that they are providing services. Accordingly, OTT providers will need to assess whether their services fall within the definition of ECS and adapt their practices accordingly.
A recent DLA Piper webinar provides crucial information about the new ECS definition, as well as how it may apply to your company’s services and the actions you may consider taking to ensure ongoing compliance.
Access to the webinar recording is available here.