Law of Electronic Communications

On December 9, 2022, the draft Law of Electronic Communications was submitted to the Sejm, which will constitute a regulatory framework for electronic communication in Poland.

The purpose of the legislative work is primarily to implement the provisions of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 11, 2018, establishing the European Electronic Communications Code into the national legal order.

In connection with the above, the draft act also covers all regulations in the field of electronic communication – necessary definitions; rules for conducting business activity in this area, including issues of entry in relevant registers, information and reporting obligations, fees, rules for consulting and consolidation, security of networks and services, and obligations for state security; frequency and numbering management; access, including symmetric access, market analysis, regulatory obligations, costing and regulatory accounting, radio equipment; services, including the rights of end users, universal service, issues of liability for non-performance or improper performance of electronic communication services, the confidentiality of electronic communication, digital TV and radio broadcasts; issues of competent authorities and proceedings before the President of UKE (Office of Electronic Communications) as well as criminal provisions and fines.

Due to the importance of the regulation and the fact that it affects many AmCham member companies, we are working on our position paper. If you would like to provide your comments on the draft ack, please do so by January 4 (Wednesday).

The draft act is to be considered at the Sejm session on January 11-13, 2023.

Link to the draft act.