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.
MEMO/16/4396  15-12-2016 - End of roaming charges for travellers in the EU in 2017 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 December 2016 Questions and Answers 1. Roaming in the EU How does roaming work in the EU? When you travel to a foreign country and phone, text or surf online with your mobile phone or device using your home country's SIM card, you...
IP/16/4405  14-12-2016 - Commission welcomes political agreement to boost mobile internet services with high-quality radio frequencies 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 14 December 2016 The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have agreed on how to coordinate the use of the 700 MHz band to bring mobile internet services to all Europeans and new applications across borders, thus facilitating the introduction of 5G as...
IP/16/4351  12-12-2016 - Commission and European Investment Bank announce a fund for broadband infrastructure open to participation of National Promotional Banks and Institutions and of private investors 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 December 2016 The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) announce today their plans to launch a fund for broadband infrastructure – the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund.
STATEMENT/16/4361  12-12-2016 - Ending roaming charges: Joint Statement by Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger following today's vote by Member States Representatives on "fair use policy" and an associated sustainability mechanism 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 December 2016 Today's vote by Member States' Representatives allows us to formally adopt our proposal on fair use policy and the associated sustainability mechanism in line with our legal obligation to meet the deadline of 15 December. This is an important step towards the end of roaming...
IP/16/4322  08-12-2016 - End of roaming charges: Commission determined to make it work 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2016 End of roaming charges: Commission determined to make it work Following intensive exchanges with the European Parliament, Member States, stakeholders, consumer representatives, regulators and operators, yesterday the College of Commissioners discussed draft rules which reinforce the approach adopted by the College...
IP/16/4261  05-12-2016 - The Commission welcomes Member States backing for plan to make free WiFi4EU available in public areas 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 December 2016 Last Friday, Telecoms Council marked a first positive step towards providing free Wi-Fi connections in towns, cities and villages across Europe, according to an initiative announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address.