IEU DIGITAL Telegram 25 May 2016


# E-COMMERCE

  • Opening statement by Vice-President Ansip at the European Parliament on the decision adopted on the Digital Single Market package - Andrus Ansip
  • Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market
  • Questions and answers: Boosting e-commerce in the EU
  • Proposal for a Regulation on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on place of residence or establishment, or nationality within the Single Market
  • Proposal for a Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services
  • Proposal for a revision of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation
  • Guidance on the application of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive  
  • COM(2016) 320 final - Communication "A comprehensive approach to stimulating cross-border e-Commerce for Europe's citizens and businesses" 
  • EU Commission: Impact assessment accompanying the proposed Regulation on geo-blocking
  • EU Commission Memo: Boosting E-Commerce in the EU
  • New Digital Single Market proposals are a step in the right direction, MEPs say
    • Andrus ANSIP, Vice-President of the Commission in charge of Digital Single Market
    • Andreas SCHWAB (EPP, DE)
    • Evelyne GEBHARDT (S&D, DE)
    • Hans-Olaf HENKEL (ECR, DE)       
    • Dita CHARANZOVÁ (ALDE, CS)
    • Dennis DE JONG (GUE/NGL, NL)
    • Julia REDA (Greens/EFA, DE)
    • Barbara KAPPEL (ENF, AT)
  • S&D: EU  Commission proposals on digital single market a positive step forward
  • EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU): Online-Abos müssen europaweit verfügbar sein!
  • EU-Abgeordneter Schwab (EVP/CDU) zu EU-Kommission und Geo-Blocking
  • I’m launching a campaign to end geoblocking in the EU. Are you in? - MEP Julia Reda (Greens/EFA)
  • Digital Single Market: Holistic approach needed for workers, consumers & SMEs - GUE/NGL
  • ECR: New rules should underpin, not undermine, the digital economy
  • EP Hearing - International digital trade in goods and services - 24-05-2016 - Committee on International Trade
  • Digitaleurope: EC geoblocking proposal - a sticking plaster for a broken leg
  • EDiMA reaction to the announced e-commerce communication
  • Europe Offers Details On Regulatory Plans For Online Services, Digital Single Market - CCIA
  • Businesseurope: Stimulus for e-commerce positive - but doubts on geo-blocking initiative
  • EuroCommerce finds geoblocking regulation balanced but looks for further clarity for online retailers
  • Amazon Europe: Our wish list for a DSM that supports small firms and consumers online

# AVMSD & PLATFORMS

  • Commission updates EU audiovisual rules and presents targeted approach to online platforms
  • Proposal for a Regulation on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market
  • COM(2016) 289 final - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council 
  • SWD(2016) 173 final - Impact assessment
  • SWD(2016) 174 final - Executive summary of the impact assessment
  • Latest EU Commission studies on AVMSD
  • Audiovisual and Media Services Directive (AVMSD) - Study on media freedom, public interest and access for disabled people
  • Audiovisual and Media Services Directive - Self and Co-regulation study
  • Audiovisual and Media Services Directive (AVMSD) - Study on Advertising Rules
  • Audiovisual and Media Services Directive- Study on Protection of Minors
  • Impact assessment accompanying the Proposal for an updated Audiovisual Media Services Directive
  • Ex-post REFIT evaluation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU
  • ERGA Press release on the proposal by the European Commission to revise AVMSD
  • Report on the public consultation on the review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
  • EU Commission: Full report on the results of the public consultation on the Regulatory environment for Platforms, Online Intermediaries and the Collaborative Economy
  • EU Commission staff working document on Online Platforms
  • EU Commission: Study on Online Platforms - Contrasting perceptions of European stakeholders: A qualitative analysis of the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Regulatory Environment for Platforms
  • EU Commission Memo: Update of AUDIOVISUAL RULES - presentation of targeted approach to  ONLINE PLATFORMS
  • Audrey Azoulay, ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, salue l’ouverture de la Commission européenne sur l'avenir du financement de la création et sur la diversité culturelle
  • Reaktion von Viviane Reding MdEP (EVP) auf die Vorschläge der EU-Kommission zum digitalen Binnenmarkt
  • EFDD: EU quotas for Netflix widely criticised
  • Revision of Audiovisual Media Services Directive heading in right direction, says EBU
  • Digitaleurope: AVMS revision offers chance to build future-proof framework to boost diversity of digital media services
  • Digitaleurope: DIGITALEUROPE welcomes European Commission’s approach to online platforms
  • EDiMA: The Commission’s Communication on platforms – a welcomed improvement but proceed with caution
  • Online platforms: telcos stress importance of horizontal view of the digital value chain
  • EDRi: European fundamental rights to be regulated by companies
  • Platform communication opens door to renewed dialogue on improving the fight against illegal content online - EuroISPA

# DSM

  • Updated: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 26/05/2016
  • Single-minded about the Single Market – May II Plenary Session - European Parliamentary Research Service
  • Gabriel: Bei Digitalisierung jetzt schon weiter in die Zukunft denken
  • EESC: Impact of new employment relationships must be fully assessed
  • EESC: The collaborative economy promises multiple benefits but must be regulated to ensure trust
  • A glimpse into the future: Charting the impact of digitalisation on work - Eurofound

# ACCESSIBILITY

  • Web and app accessibility: member states approve EU-wide rules
  • Legal study on Ownership and Access to Data - SMART 2016/0085

# INTEROPERABILITY

  • Interoperability and Standards in the European Data Economy – Report on EC Workshop

# COPYRIGHT

  • EP Subject files - Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform - Committee on Legal Affairs

# VIRTUAL CURRENCIES

  • Article - Virtual currencies: "The technology is rapidly evolving and we must follow it”

# DATA PROTECTION

  • EU Council & Commission plan to give law enforcement authorities access to data of foreign IT companies
  • EU-US Privacy Shield - EU-Abgeordneter Jan philipp Albrecht (Grüne)
  • Transparency 2.0 – Wie schützen wir unsere Daten? Veranstaltung u.a. mit Max Schrems in Leipzig

# CYBERSECURITY

  • ENISA at EIF meeting on Trust & Cybersecurity
  • EU Commission to broker a new Alliance to better protect minors online
  • UK Guidance: National Cyber Security Centre prospectus

# TSM

  • Vodafone Public Policy: Gigabit fibre networks needed to digitise European industry
  • Bundestag: Abschaffung der Störerhaftung durch Änderung des Telemediengesetzes am 2. Juni 2016

# SATELLITES

  • Space: Successful Galileo launch brings EU closer to initial services

# ITU

  • ITU Telecom World 2016 Forum to explore importance of collaboration in the digital economy
  • ITU Communique: ICTs recognized as key enablers in global humanitarian effort
  • ITU Council sets vision on future - Julie Zoller takes Chairmanship of ITU Council 2016

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Europe's Digital Progress Report 2016
  • Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment
  • Impact Assessment Report
  • Commission Staff Working Document
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Executive summary of the ex post REFIT evaluation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Ex post REFIT evaluation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Impact assessment
  • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC
  • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market Opportunities and Challenges for Europe
  • Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the selection and award of grant(s) under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Draft opinion - Approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services - PE 582.315v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education
  • Amendments 18 - 156 - Cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market - PE 582.405v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education
  • Answer - Media freedom in Montenegro - E-002161/2016 
  • Answer - Illegal State aid from the British Film Fund - E-002110/2016 
  • Answer - Use of civil drones to monitor refugees - E-002663/2016 
  • Answer - The Commission and the sharing economy - E-002265/2016

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 2681 2016 Rev 1 Meeting of the Friends of the Presidency Group on Cyber Issues
  • St 8865 2016 Init ENISA 2015 report on cyber crisis cooperation and management
  • St 8861 2016 Init Presidency High Level on Cybersecurity, Amsterdam, 12-13 May 2016 = Report of the event
  • St 9013 2016 Init 3469th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy)
  • St 9021 2016 Init Mandate for Action 8.1 "Illegal trade via Internet / small consignments" - discussion
  • St 9023 2016 Cor 1 Final Report of Action 7.3 "Internet crime" - adoption
  • St 9015 2016 Init 3470th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space))
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