AGENDA/17/328  22-02-2017 - Friday 3 March: How digital is your country? The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 3 March, the European Commission will publish the results of the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). This tool presents the performance of Member States in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitisation of...
MEMO/17/243  08-02-2017 - Digital Single Market – Portability of online content services 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 February 2017 Questions and Answers 1/ What is the objective of the Regulation? The objective is to ensure that Europeans who buy or subscribe to online content services providing access to films, sports broadcasts, music, e-books and games at home are able to...
IP/17/225  08-02-2017 - Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services across borders 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2017 The rules will reflect new ways in which Europeans enjoy culture and entertainment services online when they travel around the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music...
AC/17/207  07-02-2017 - End of roaming charges: EU negotiators agree on wholesale prices 
European Commission - European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 1 February 2017 As of 15 June, Europeans will be able to travel in the EU without roaming charges, after representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets.
IP/17/193  01-02-2017 - End of roaming charges: EU negotiators agreed on wholesale prices, the final piece to make it happen 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 February 2017 As the last step towards the end of roaming charges by 15 June 2017, representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets (the prices operators charge each other when their customers...
STATEMENT/17/154  27-01-2017 - Taking data protection into a digital and globalised era: Joint Statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the 2017 Data Protection day 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 January 2017 "Tomorrow, 28 January marks European Data Protection Day. Personal data protection is a fundamental right in the European Union; it is part of the European DNA and deserves the highest protection standards.
IP/17/5  10-01-2017 - Commission outlines next steps towards a European data economy 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 10 January 2017 The European Commission proposed today policy and legal solutions to unleash EU's data economy, as part of its Digital Single Market strategy presented in May 2015.
IP/17/16  10-01-2017 - Commission proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules for EU institutions 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 10 January 2017 The Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while opening up new business opportunities. The measures presented today aim to update current rules, extending their scope to all electronic communication providers.
MEMO/17/6  10-01-2017 - Building the European Data Economy – Questions and answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 January 2017 Building the European Data Economy – Questions and answers Why is the Commission acting on data? Digital data-based products and services can transform fields including environment, agriculture and food security, climate, and resource efficiency to energy, intelligent transport systems, and smart...
MEMO/17/17  10-01-2017 - Digital Single Market – Stronger privacy rules for electronic communications 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 January 2017 Questions and Answers Why is the Commission modernising EU digital privacy rules? Since the last revision of the ePrivacy Directive in 2009, electronic communications services have evolved significantly.