IEU DIGITAL Telegram 17 May 2016


  • EU-wide cybersecurity rules adopted by the EU Council
  • EBF, GFMA and ISDA: International Cybersecurity, Data and Technology Principles
  • ENISA recommendations for qualified website authentication certificates


  • EP on Contractual relations and consumer remedies in the digital sphere: public hearing
  • EU JRC: Digital technologies and social innovation trigger the success of social services - 17 May 2016
  • EESC: Sharing economy and self-regulation
  • Upcoming event: “Sharing Economy: The View from the Visegrad Group”
  • ICT use in tourism - Two thirds of air passengers bought their tickets online in the EU - Majority of accommodation providers offer online booking
  • EU-Abgeordnete Martina Michels (DIE LINKE): Informationsgesellschaft ist mehr als ein florierender digitaler Binnenmarkt
  • Digitales Leben und Arbeiten in den europäischen Regionen - Rheinland-Pfalz in Brüssel - 31. Mai 2016
  • OECD: For an optimistic industrial revolution 


  • EDRi: Dutch government prohibits price discrimination for internet access
  • UK: Policy paper: Government publishes proposals for a new Electronic Communications Code

# 5G

  • UK Open consultation: 5G call for evidence


  • U.S. Copyright Office Requests Public Comment on Mandatory Deposit of Online-Only Books and Sound Recordings


  • EU Commission: European strategy for quantum technologies endorsed by 3400 key players
  • European Commission will launch EUR 1 billion quantum technologies flagship 
  • Calarco/Bolle: Quantum-based technologies – Guest post on Günther Oettinger’s Blog
  • Dutch EU Presidency: Quantum Manifesto: ‘One billion euros for European quantum computer’
  • DG Connect Blog: Entering a preparatory phase towards a Quantum Technology Flagship


  • Dutch EU Presidency: Green light for open access


  • EU Commission Consultations: Data Location Restrictions (Cloud Services) Survey
  • DG EAC: Interactive webinar on Family Learning and Digital Citizenship


  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day focuses on ‘ICT entrepreneurship for social impact’ - ICT start-ups and SMEs to connect the world
  • On World Telecommunication Day, UN hails role of IT in sustainable development


  • Speech by European Commission Vice-President Ansip at the 69th Cannes Film Festival


  • Ukraine wins 61st Eurovision Song Contest
  • EBU: Journalists sharpen skills for online news production


  • Latest publications by the ECPMF
    • ECPMF joins global move to protect journalists – especially women
    • The BBC White Paper is not bad news at all
    • Britain moves to curb BBC independence
    • Investigative journalism: new comparative study on legal regulations across Europe



  • Commission Decision concerning: Case DE/2016/1861: Broadcasting transmission services in Germany - Remedies. Article 7(3) of Directive 2002/21/EC: No comments.
  • Commission Decision concerning: Case IE/2016/1858: Wholesale local access provided at a fixed location in Ireland – Remedies; Case IE/2016/1859: Wholesale central access provided at a fixed location for mass-market products in Ireland – Remedies; Case IE/2016/1860: Call origination on the public telephone network provided at a fixed location in Ireland – Remedies. Comments pursuant to Article 7(3) of Directive 2002/21/EC

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