ComReg issues update on transposition of the EECC

20 Jan 2022

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has issued an update regarding the European Electronic Communications Code, saying that it ‘understands the Code transposition into national law will be delayed’. The regulator’s statement comes after the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) announced that primary and secondary legislation will give effect to the transposition of the EECC. Specifically, such legislation will comprise the forthcoming ‘European Union (Electronic Communications Code) Regulations, 2022’ and the ‘Communications Regulation (Enforcement) Bill, 2022’; a priority drafting of the latter Bill was approved by Ireland’s Cabinet on 14 December.

ComReg has, meanwhile, reiterated that electronic communications providers must continue to comply with their obligations, while saying it will continue to regulate the sector under its existing powers, adding that ‘redress mechanisms for customers will continue unchanged until new legislation is introduced’.