07 Jun 2022

New obligations of business entities with regard to accessibility

On 31 March 2022, the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy submitted a proposal for a Product and Service Accessibility Act[1] (PSAA). The bill is intended to transpose Directive (EU) 2019/882 on the accessibility requirements for products and services (European Accessibility Act).[2] This Directive, and thus the bill, are intended to counter social exclusion […]

23 Dec 2021

Influencers under scrutiny by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

On 28 September, 2021, the President of Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (“UOKiK”) launched a preliminary inquiry into market influencer activities. UOKiK intends to determine whether activities of entities that post advertising content on social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok might be misleading for consumers with regard to the way in […]

25 Jun 2021

Notice & take action procedure in the proposal for the Digital Services Act

The regulation on a single digital services market is certainly the most important legislative development affecting the Internet in the last 20 years. One of the main expectations with respect to this initiative was complete regulation of the procedure for reporting and taking down unlawful content in a manner ensuring that a balance is maintained […]

01 Apr 2022

Does a YouTuber or TikToker provide VoD services, i.e. whether they are required to register with the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council

Recently the National Broadcasting Council[1] (KRRiT) has published press releases reiterating that entities that provide VoD services[2] are required to register to be placed on the relevant list. Entities performing that service as at 1 November 2021 were required, under an amendment to the Act on Radio and Television Broadcasting[3], to register by 1 February […]

15 Oct 2021

Amendment to the Broadcasting Act to take effect

On 11 August 2021, the Polish parliament passed legislation amending the Broadcasting Act and Cinematography Act. The amendment is not related to the legislative proposal much publicized in recent months commonly known as Lex TVN, but nonetheless it has major implications for firms across the television market in Poland in the broad sense, including firms […]

23 Jun 2021

Position of the Polish government on a proposal for a Digital Services Act

On 8 April 2021, the Polish government published its position on a bill concerning the Digital Services Act (DSA). The changes proposed by the government include: strengthening the powers of the national digital services coordinator, making implementation of the DSA subject to the jurisdiction of the national regulator as broadly as possible, within the limits […]