EU DIGITAL Telegram - 13 April 2016


# DATA PROTECTION

  • MEPs welcome “robust” new EU data protection rules ahead of final vote
    • Jan Philipp Albrecht, (Greens, DE), EP rapporteur on the regulation
    • Marju Lauristin, (S&D, ET), EP rapporteur on the directive
    • Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, for the Dutch Presidency of the Council
    • Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
    • Axel Voss, (EPP, DE)
    • Claude Moraes, (S&D, UK)
    • Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK)
    • Sophie In't Veld (ALDE, NL)
    • Cornelia Ernst (GUE, DE)
    • Judith Sargentini (Greens, NL)
    • Gerard Batten (EFDD, UK)
    • Gianluca Buonanno (ENF, IT)
    • Video of press conference with rapporteurs Jan Albrecht and Marju Lauristin, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert for the Dutch Presidency and Commissioner Vera Jourova (12.04.2016)
    • EP research: Data protection package - final steps
    • Q&A: new EU rules on data protection put the citizen back in the driving seat
    • Questions and answers on data protection (European Commission)
    • Press releases after committee vote (17.12.2015)
    • New data protection standards to ensure smooth police cooperation in the EU
    • Profile of rapporteur Jan Albrecht (Greens, DE) (data protection regulation)
    • Profile of rapporteur Marju Lauristin (S&D, Estonia) (data protection directive)
    • Audiovisual material for media (Photos, Videos, Audio):
  • Jan Philipp Albrecht (Greens / EFA) Conclusion of the EU Data Protection Reform - European Parliament plenary debate on the conclusion of the data protection reform package
  • EP Thinktank - At a Glance - Data protection reform package: Final steps
  • EU Commission Background: Agreement on Commission's EU data protection reform will boost Digital Single Market (15/12/2015)
  • EDPS Opinion on the exchange of information on third country nationals as regards the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS)
  • EDRi: Data Protection and Passenger Name Record package to be voted on 
  • Doppelschlag beim Europäischen Datenschutz - EAID by Peter Schaar

# PNR

  • EU Parliament on EU PNR: useful against terrorism, but privacy and proportionality worries remain
  • EP press conference - EU PNR directive Press conference by Timothy KIRKHOPE (ECR, UK), rapporteur
  • EuroparlTV Video - On the arrivals board: airline passenger data sharing
  • EU-Abgeordneter LAMBSDORFF (ALDE/FDP): Fluggastdaten-Richtlinie mit rechtsstaatlichen Grundsätzen unvereinbar
  • Better information sharing between national authorities – not PNR – will help to prevent terrorism - GUE/NGL
  • ECR: Passenger Name Records: It's now or never, lead MEP says

# PRIVACY SHIELD

  • Statement by EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová on the Article 29 Opinion on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  • DIGITALEUROPE’s reaction to the Article 29 Working Party opinion of the draft EU-US Privacy Shield adequacy decision
  • CCIA Applauds House Judiciary Committee Approval of Email Privacy Act
  • CCIA: Data Protection Authorities’ Opinion Paves Way For Adoption Of EU-US Privacy Shield

# E-PRIVACY

  • European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) on ePrivacy Directive preview

# DSM

  • Updated: Commission work programme, upcoming initiatives: committee debate with Commissioners
  •  EU Commission presents measures to digitise European industry on Tuesday 19 April
  • EU Parliament: Draft opinion - Cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - PE 578.729v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education
  • EESC Video: Stop geoblocking 
  • DIGITALEUROPE invited to take part in the Europa Forum Lech on "Digital: Transforming Economy and Society”
  • EASME: Key takeaways from CeBIT 2016: Dyadic shares its experience
  • EASME: Global Commerce Provider Magento chooses French Platform.sh to operate its New Enterprise Cloud Offering
  • CDU/CSU im Bundestag: Plattformwirtschaft ermöglicht Wachstum - Digitalisierung ist Treiber für innovative und internationale Geschäftsmodelle

# CYBERSECURITY

  • EP Hearing: 21-04-2016 - Cyber warfare: a real menace to EU security
  • Bundeska­bi­nett be­schließt ers­te Ver­ord­nung zur Um­set­zung des IT-Si­cher­heits­ge­set­zes - BSI-KritisV tritt voraussichtlich Anfang Mai in Kraft
  • Bundesjustizministerium: Start des "Digital Kompass" – Internet gemeinsam erleben

# MEDIA REGULATION

  • Amendments to the UK Ofcom Broadcasting Code and the BCAP Code relating to nicotine-containing e-cigarettes
  • Venice Commission: Turkey – forthcoming opinion on the "Internet Law" – visit to the country

# SPECTRUM

  • Netzausrüster ignorieren WRC-Beschlüsse - Save Our Spectrum
  • UK Ofcom update: Consultation on fees payable for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum

# BROADBAND

  • UK: Minister of State questioned on UK superfast broadband connectivity
  • # EBU
  • EBU: Joint Task Force on Networked Media announce new coordination platform
  • EBU: Malta to host 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

# OPEN SCIENCE

  • St 7800 2016 Init Draft Council conclusions on the transition towards an Open Science system – Presidency text

# EU REGISTERS

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Report - Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age - A8-0048/2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 7805 2016 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT pursuant to Article 294(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union concerning the position of the Council on the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data
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