EU DIGITAL Telegram - 22 April 2016


# INDUSTRY 4.0

  • Strong EU Commission presence at the Hannover Messe 2016 to highlight recently announced actions  to "Digitise European industry"
  • Transatlantic focus on digital transformation - DIGITALEUROPE at Hannover Messe

# ROBOTICS

  • Rise of the robots: "There are some urgent questions we have to find answers to"

# BIG DATA

  • DG GROW: Big data and B2B digital platforms - Digital Entrepreneurship
  • New EDSA course: Big Data Analytics – Edsa

# PAY TV - ANTITRUST

  • Antitrust: EU Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Paramount Pictures in pay-TV investigation

# COPYRIGHT

  • EP Subject files - Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Bundesrat begrüßt geplante europaweite Nutzung von Online-Inhalten

# E-COMMERCE

  • Luxembourg named best place to shop online - New UNCTAD index ranks 137 countries for business-to-consumer e-commerce readiness 

# VIRTUAL CURRENCIES

  • Pressegespräch: Bitcoin-Technik - Innovationen fördern und vorsorgliche Aufsicht stärken

# SURVEILLANCE

  • Netherlands: Bill containing rules concerning the intelligence and security services and amending certain acts (Intelligence and Security Services Act 20..)

# PRIVACY

  • Bundesrat will höheres Schutzniveau für WhatsApp und Co.
  • Bundesrat für mehr Datenschutz beim Informationsaustausch zwischen EU und USA

# DSM

  • Günther Oettinger: Keynote Speech at the Closing Plenary session of Net Futures 2016, Brussels
  • BEUC Digiforum 2016 – Registration now open
  • Dutch EU Presidency: Digital platforms

# TSM

  • ETSI-Director Romero on European Standards for Global Use
  • Dutch EU Presidency:  High level meeting Telecom
  • Proposal to revoke Code Powers

# CYBERSECURITY

  • Deutsche Telekom Whitepaper "Sicherheit im industriellen Internet der Dinge"

# EBU

  • EBU withdraws member services from Televiziunea Română (TVR) following repeated non-payment of debt

# EUROPEANA

  • Reviving Europeana Inside - Europeana Professional

# E-SKILLS

  • The EESC calls for e-inclusion and digital knowledge for all European citizens - European Economic and Social Committee

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • Commission Decision concerning Case UK/2016/1849: – Market for wholesale high-quality access provided at a fixed location in the United Kingdom; – Market for wholesale trunk segments of leased lines in the United Kingdom; – Market for retail leased lines in the United Kingdom. Comments pursuant to Article 7(3) of Directive 2002/21/EC.

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Answer - Interpretation of 'generally available' electronic tools under Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement - E-015521/2015

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 7897 2016 Rev 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites. - Preparation for the informal trilogue
  • St 5581 2016 Init Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union
  • St 5581 2016 Add 1 Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union – Draft Statement of the Council's reasons
  • St 8152 2016 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms (ISA2 Programme)
  • St 8152 2016 Add 1 ANNEX to the proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms (ISA2 Programme)
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