Welcome to our new blog, the digital watcher.

I’m Rob Bratby, the blog editor, and I hope you enjoy reading our updates about European telecoms, media and technology law and regulation.

If you were a reader of my prior blog, Watching the CBratby_Rob_0217onnectives, welcome back: you will have a good idea of what to expect.

If you are new reader, then it will help you to know a little about me and my interests as those will form the main focus of the blog. I am a telecoms and technology lawyer, now back living and working in London who spent five years working across Asia whilst living in Singapore. In the past I’ve worked for the UK telecoms regulator as well as in-house at a European telecoms operator.

We will follow policy legislative and regulatory issues affecting the telecoms, media and technology industries in Europe and the UK (and from time to time Asia). Current European issues include the Digital Single Market review and the European Electronic Communications Code, the General Data Protection Regulation, and the Cybersecurity Directive. We’ll be looking at how these are implemented in the UK, the Digital Economy Bill and of course, the impact of Brexit.

We’ll also feature industry and technological developments and will feature guest posts and bloggers on topics that interest me, and I hope, you.

Finally, this is so much more fun as an interactive conversation so if you agree or disagree with us, or just want to discuss further, do get in touch.