Last spring the Italian government started again to work on the UP/UPC dossier, with a call for comments on a number of options. The initiative, covered in details in this post, confirmed that most stakeholders were favorable to the participation to the Enhanced Cooperation and to the ratification of the UPC.
Following the sanctions issued by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) in May of this year against unfair commercial practices due to lack (or delay) in the delivery of the products initially declared to be in stock and due to false information provided to consumers, the Authority recently issued severe sanctions against 4 e-commerce operators who carried out the same commercial behaviors.
The European Commission launched yesterday a consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive with a view to further promote cross border access to broadcasting and related online services.
Italian Communication Authority – New Regulation on Disputes Between Electronic Communication Network and Services Providers
On August 12, 2015, the Italian Communication Authority (“AGCOM“) published on its website the awaited Resolution no. 226/15/CONS, setting forth the new regulation (“New Regulation“, available here) on disputes between electronic communication network and services providers (“Providers“)