IEU.Monitoring: The EU DIGITAL Telegram - 3 March 2016

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  • DSM on the Agenda of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 10-11 March 2016
  • Speech by Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the BUSINESSEUROPE Day ‘Reform to Perform’ event
  • 2016 Digital Day: Innovation in the digital era. Reinventing our economy - European Economic and Social Committee


  • Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger officially launch €131 million programme to modernise public administrations
  • Innovation procurement workshop for procurers in public administration / e-government


  • EU Court: Former authorised Daimler dealers are not responsible for advertisements which, despite their efforts to have them removed, continue to associate their name with the trade mark ‘Mercedes-Benz’ on the internet


  • EU Commission Factsheet: A European copyright fit for the digital age


  • High-quality and high-speed internet access vital to achieve a Digital Single Market
  • Contributions and Preliminary Trends of the Public Consultation on the Needs for Internet Speed and Quality Beyond 2020
  • ETNO on EU consultations: stakeholders stress role of powerful broadband
  • Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: €32 million to improve European digital services


  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council: Briefing on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  • ECR: Leftish group leaders refuse to vote on EU Passenger Name Records
  • Security Versus Privacy in Today’s Enterprise - Cloud Security Alliance Blog


  • Tech Associations File Joint Court Brief In the Apple Encryption Case – CCIA
  • Joining Together to Avoid a Troubling Legal Precedent - Google Public Policy Blog


  • Summary report on the public consultation on the evaluation and the review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services
  • The latest BEREC e-newsletter is out!


  • EDRi: TRespect My Net: online platform to report net neutrality violations
  • Respect My Net: online platform to report Net Neutrality violations - La Quadrature du Net


  • What is Open Innovation?


  • GÉANT and Amazon Web Services are breaking down barriers to cloud services adoption
  • Workshop on Cloud Service Level Agreement Contracts and Procurement
  • Standards Adoption Deep Dive Workshop @ Cloudscape 2016



  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the selection and award of grants under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the selection and award of grants under the Connecting Europe Facility in the sector of Telecommunications
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION establishing the 2016 Work Programme for financial assistance in the field of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) - Telecommunications sector for the period 2014-2020


  • Oral question - Personal data transfers to China - what protection for EU citizens? - O-2016-000036


  • Draft Commission Implementing Decision on the harmonisation of the 694-790 MHz frequency band for systems capable of providing electronic communications services and for flexible national use in the Union
  • RSCOM16-01 Draft Agenda-RSC#55
  • Agenda of the H2020-ICT Committee Meeting of 16 March 2016


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