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Articles tagged with: Europe

European Commission announces digital industry strategy

The European Commission has presented a set of measures to support and link up national initiatives for the digitisation of industry and related services across all sectors and to boost investment through strategic partnerships and networks.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

French regulator’s spectrum plans

After assigning the 700 MHz band in 2015, France's regulator, Arcep, is working on more frequency allocations for the next two years.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

German MEPs in dispute with their country’s regulator

Thirteen German MEPs have sent a "blistering letter" to EU digital commissioner Günther Oettinger "slamming the German telecoms authority's decision to allow the controversial vectoring technology on copper broadband networks", reports EurActiv.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

Italy’s government addresses digital divide

Italy's ministry of economic development has signed a deal with the northern Veneto region to invest around e400 million to expand the high-speed broadband network to digital divide areas that have been unable to attract private investment, notes Telecompaper.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

EU working party rejects privacy shield

The European Union Article 29 working party has issued an opinion on the proposed EU-US privacy shield framework agreement stating that although the shield was a "great step forward" the group identified several areas in which it found it to be unacceptable, including that it permits the US to carry out "massive and indiscriminate" bulk surveillance of European Union citizens, reports National Law Review.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

Uber and co not special cases

A commentary on the Harvard Business Review site considers that although many online platform businesses, such as Uber and Airbnb, "have so far had a pretty easy ride when it comes to regulation, "these businesses have not redefined industries in a fundamental way; instead they are 'old wines in new bottles'.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

IoT: few special needs

BEREC, the body of European regulators, has published a report, 'Enabling the internet of things', in view of the European digital single market review.

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

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