The ITU Symposium and Workshop on Small Satellite Regulation took place in Prague from March 2-4. BHO Legal contributed with a presentation “Ensuring regulatory compliance for small satellites through procurement and grant conditions”(please see presentation here). As a result of the Symposium, the ITU issued the “Prague Declaration on Small Satellite ...
News: IT- Recht, Telekommunikationsrecht und Frequenzregulierung
17 März 2015Dr. Ingo Baumann
Space News reported on May 30, that WorldVu Satellites Ltd., a company backed by Google and the founder O3b Networks, has secured radio spectrum rights to build a low-orbit satellite constellation to provide global broadband to individual consumers. The new company has acquired spectrum that was initially allocated to now-defunct Skybridge, ...
As reported by Space News on June 2, 2014, Intersputnik is negotiating with several satellite fleet operators on joint ventures to use Intersputnik's orbital slots and frequency reservations. In the past, Intersputnik has aleady joined forces with ABS (Bermuda) and Spacecom (Israel) to provide satellite bandwidth to Intersputnik members. The new projects being ...
GPS World reported on 2nd June that Russia turned off eleven GPS tracking stations located in its territory on May 31. This action is perceived as a response to the American refusal to enter into negotiations for the placement of GLONASS tracking stations on U.S. territory, as a consequence of the ...
As of June 1, Russia is going to suspend the operation of American GPS stations on its territory. Back in 2012, Russia’s Space Agency had requested a permit from the US government to build several Russian GLONASS stations on US territory. So far, no agreement on that issue has been ...
20 Mai 2014Dr. Ingo Baumann
Am Dienstag entschied der Europäische Gerichtshof unter Verweis auf die EU-Datenschutzrichtlinie, dass der Suchmaschinenbetreiber Google dazu verpflichtet werden kann, Verweise auf Webseiten mit sensiblen persönlichen Daten aus seiner Ergebnisliste zu streichen, wenn diese Informationen die Persönlichkeitsrechte betroffener Personen verletzten. Nach Ansicht des Gerichts ist der Suchmaschinenbetreiber für die Verarbeitung personenbezogener ...
14 Mai 2014Dr. Roderic Ortner
With a most recent decision the ECJ declares the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC invalid. Already in 2010 had the German Federal Constitutional Court declared the unwarranted retention of telecommunication data incompatible with the German Constitution. Accordingly, Germany stopped its national data retention requirements under the German Telecommunications Act (TKG) and ...
9 April 2014Dr. Roderic Ortner
The Federal Trade Commission, the US chief privacy agency, issued a staff report on February 1, 2013 that suggests companies consider offering a Do Not Track (DNT) mechanism for smartphone users among other measures to protect location privacy. The Report can be found here: https://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/02/mobileprivacy.shtm The report makes recommendations ...
1 Februar 2013Dr. Roderic Ortner
During the past weeks, leading journal InsideGNSS reported about patents related to GNSS-signals filed or obtained by the British Ministry of Defense. BHO Legal gave an interview on the issue together with patent law firm BodeMeitinger from Munich. The latest InsideGNSS article can be found here: USPTO Nears Approval of ...
14 Juni 2012Dr. Ingo Baumann
BHO Legal and the Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne cordially invite students to participate in an essay competition in the area of space law and European Space Policy. Further information and application conditions see here.
24 April 2012Dr. Ingo Baumann