EU DIGITAL Telegram - 7 April 2016


# VAT & E-COMMERCE

  • VAT Action Plan: EU Commission presents measures to modernise VAT in the EU
  • Details of the EU Action Plan on VAT: Questions and Answers

# DSM

  • CEF Digital Single Web Portal
  • ALDE event: HEARING: CONTRACTS FOR THE SUPPLY OF DIGITAL CONTENT
  • Digitaleurope: The Atlantic Council’s Task force makes 20 recommendations designed to build a transatlantic digital single market
  • Digitaleurope: Building a transatlantic digital marketplace - Twenty steps toward 2020
  • Digitaleurope report about inaugural ‘Masters of Digital’ Conference

# DOMAIN .EU

  • .eu celebrates 10 years with 4 million internet domain names
  • Background: 10 years of .eu!
  • Celebrating 10 years of European online identity with .eu – Blog post by EU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip

# COPYRIGHT

  • CJEU: According to Advocate General Wathelet, the posting of a hyperlink to a website which published photos without authorisation does not in itself constitute a copyright infringement
  • Digitaleurope: A Digital Single Market for Creativity and Innovation - Reforming Copyright Law without curtailing Internet Freedoms

# PRIVACY SHIELD

  • Open Letter from the OLN to the WP29 and the European Parliament on the Privacy Shield- La Quadrature du Net

# DATA PROTECTION

  • SPD zum Meilenstein für den Datenschutz in Europa
  • EDPS newsletter published
  • Briefing - EU-US cooperation on justice and home affairs – an overview - EP THINKTANK

# PNR

  • EVP: Keine Machtspiele mit der Sicherheit unserer Bürger - Fluggastdatenspeicherung vor Annahme
  • S&D Group: PNR and data protection package will be voted next week. Now national governments must finally get serious about law enforcement cooperation
  • ECR: Vote on EU Passenger Name Records likely to happen next week

# BROADBAND

  • UK Ofcom seeks views on designing a universal service obligation for broadband

# EU-LISA

  • eu-LISA prepares to meet with the LIBE Committee
  • Third meeting between eu-LISA and the JHA Counsellors

# WSIS

  • Media Advisory: US Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda tipped to chair WSIS Forum 2016, Geneva, 2 - 6 May

# MEDIA FREEDOM

  • S&Ds call for freedom and plurality of information and urge for a diverse media landscape

# MEDIA MERGERS

  • Bundeskartellamt: Fusion NOZ Mediengruppe und medien:holding:nord-Gruppe

# BROADCASTING

  • UK Ofcom publishes 2015 Television Access Services report
  • UK Ofcom consults on Broadcast TV Technical Codes
  • ACT: What’s happening in European Commercial Broadcasting

# EBU

  • Eurovision Song Contest 60th anniversary website nominated for Webby Award
  • EBU set for first joint TV and Radio Assembly
  • Moving online at EBU BroadThinking 2016

# EUROPEANA

  • Enriching university learning with Europeana

# E-SKILLS

  • Publications & Materials of the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition
  • Digitaleurope: eSkills for Jobs 2016 competition is open
  • Digitaleurope: Successful management of the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

# INDUSTRY 4.0

  • Wie Industrie 4.0 gelingen kann – DIHK-Papier skizziert die erforderlichen Rahmenbedingungen

# EU REGISTERS

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Answer - Facebook-Uber cooperation and data protection - E-000348/2016

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 7587 2016 Init EU institutions and personal data protection accountability - A background paper
  • St 5418 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 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement
  • St 5419 2016 Init Position of the Council at first reading with a view to 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, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • St 7530 2016 Cor 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation) (first reading) - Adoption of the Council's position and statement of the Council’s reasons = Decision to use the written procedure
  • St 7529 2016 Init Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data (first reading) - Adoption of the Council's position and
  • St 7448 2016 Init Mandate for Action 8.2 "Customs against Internet crime"

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