IEU Monitoring of Europe's Digital Agenda - 13 May 2016


  • Competition is a consumer issue – speech by Margrethe Vestager at the BEUC General Assembly, 13 May 2016


  • Vice-President Ansip to discuss progress on the Digital Single Market strategy in Poland
  • ETNO: Innovation and the Open Internet - Joint Industry Statement on Innovation and the Open Internet 
  • Creating a Gigabit Society – Vodafone Breakfast in Brussels on 25 May 2016
  • ICT Standardisation for Digital Single Market - European Economic and Social Committee
  • Multiple Requirements to be Addressed for Digital Transformation in Europe
  • BCG - Five Priorities for Achieving Europe’s Digital Single Market


  • Kurzer Hintergrund - Schlussanträge zur Speicherung dynamischer IP-Adressen
  • EU-Generalanwalt gegen deutsches Verbot der Protokollierung des Surfverhaltens im Internet
  • Safe Harbor - Bundesrat will Klagerecht für deutsche Datenschützer schaffen
  • BDI: Europäischen und transatlantischen Datenschutz zukunftsfähig gestalten


  • Commission Decision concerning Case DE/2016/1854 - invitation to market participants to submit observations
  • EU Commission: Full synopsis report of the public consultation on the review of national wholesale roaming markets
  • Open consultation: Business broadband review: call for evidence
  • 50 Shades of Grey for Net Neutrality - La Quadrature du Net

# 5G

  • ChinaEU: China’s growing interest for EU Digital Regulation - More efforts in promoting full and transparent cooperation with China on 5G are needed


  • UK Ofcom: Improving spectrum access for consumers in the 5 GHz band
  • UK Ofcom: Plans to speed up the UK's Wi-Fi connections


  • ST 8896 2016 INIT Proposal for 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 - Information from the Presidency
  • State Secretary Dijkhoff opens High-Level Meeting on Cybersecurity
  • Recap: High-Level Meeting on Cybersecurity
  • ENISA: The Netherlands: Advice and measures against DDoS attacks
  • ENISA: SecureCloud 2016 count down - Latest updates
  • Synopsis report on the contributions to the public consultation on the regulatory environment for data and cloud computing
  • New NTIA Data Suggests Enhancing Privacy, Security May Help Growth of Digital Economy


  • Consultation workshop on the Free Flow of Data


  • Country-specific factsheets on the national audiovisual industries in Europe


  • Günther Oettinger’s Blog: Guest post by Professor Reinhard Posch on eGovernment


  • Investing in creativity: 25 years of MEDIA programme celebrated at Cannes Film Festival


  • Investing in creativity: 25 years of MEDIA programme celebrated at Cannes Film Festival
  • EU Commission: Investing in creativity: 25 years of MEDIA programme celebrated at Cannes Film Festival
  • EU Commission Factsheet: 25 years of the MEDIA programme


  • FML Blog: Press Freedom worldwide and need for publishers' right, WhatsApp enables access to niche audiences and Google's acceptable ads



  • Amendments 24 - 122 - Reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders - PE 582.195v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Answer - Restriction of competition in the German radio market - E-001580/2016 
  • Answer - Commission interference with Member State public media, in particular that of Poland - E-000630/2016 
  • Answer - Possible violation of State aid legislation by Google and the Netherlands - E-001502/2016
  • Answer - VAT on digital books, newspapers and periodicals - E-002169/2016
  • Answer - Unrestricted access to the personal data of European drivers - E-015229/2015
  • Answer - Use of European Internet access providers by IS - E-015549/2015


  • Cm 2668 2016 Init Friends of Presidency meeting on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX)
  • St 8635 2016 Init Pursuing the modernisation agenda for higher education in Europe - Exchange of views (Public debate pursuant to Article 8(2) CRP [proposed by the Presidency])
  • St 8460 2016 Init Draft Council conclusions on the role of Europeana for the digital access, visibility and use of European cultural heritage
  • Cm 2681 2016 Init Meeting of the Friends of the Presidency Group on Cyber Issues

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