Latest issue of our IEU DIGITAL INNOVATION Telegram - 26 April 2017

The IEU Monitoring Telegram headlines today*: 

# DSM: 

  • Deutsche Bundesregierung zieht positive Bilanz zur Digitalen Agenda +++ 
  • Bundesregierung: Meilensteine für eine digitale Gesellschaft +++ 


  • EP Subject files - Geo-blocking regulation - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection +++ 
  • EPP: Digital Single Market: geo-blocking should not obstruct cross-border trade +++ 
  • Bundesrat: 326/17 | Stellungnahme der Europäischen Kommission zu dem Beschluss des Bundesrates zum Vorschlag für eine Verordnung des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates mit Vorschriften für die Wahrnehmung von Urheberrechten und verwandten Schutzrechten in Bezug auf bestimmte Online-Übertragungen von Rundfunkveranstaltern und die Weiterverbreitung von Fernseh- und Hörfunkprogrammen C(2017) 2463 final | 26. April 2017 (DE) +++ 
  • The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) react to the reintroduction of copyright protected material in the proposed geo-blocking regulation as the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee adopts its report +++ 


  • National Liaison Officers meet today at ENISA
  • Nato: World’s largest cyber defence exercise takes place in Estonia
  • Switzerland: Federal Council wants second national strategy for protection of Switzerland against cyber risks


  • EPP: Europe to invest in free public Wi-Fi


  • EPP Group wants European content quota and cut-offs for advertising on Netflix and Co
  • ALDE on Audiovisual Media Services: The revision of the directive goes against the very idea of the single market
  • EDRi: European Parliament Culture Committee takes strong position against upload filtering
  • Bundesrat: 325/17 | Stellungnahme der Europäischen Kommission zu dem Beschluss des Bundesrates zum Vorschlag für eine Richtlinie des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates zur Änderung der Richtlinie 2010/13/EU zur Koordinierung bestimmter Rechts- und Verwaltungsvorschriften der Mitgliedstaaten über die Bereitstellung audiovisueller Mediendienste im Hinblick auf sich verändernde Marktgegebenheiten C(2017) 1759 final | 26. April 2017 (DE)


  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2017): ​​​​​​​​Big Data for Big Impact


  • Debate on the Taxation of the Digital Economy - European Economic and Social Committee
  • BEUC: New app helps Danish consumers protect themselves from online fraud
  • UNCTAD - Dr Kituyi and Jack Ma highlight e-commerce opportunities for the developing world and governments show support
  • WTO: DG Azevêdo and Jack Ma discuss the power of technology to boost small businesses
  • UNCTAD promotes investment in the digital economy during e-commerce week


  • The sale of a multimedia player which enables films that are available illegally on the internet to be viewed easily and for free on a television screen could constitute an infringement of copyright


  • EDPS goes to Washington




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