Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector Read more
The European Commission has adopted Guidelines on market analysis and the assessment of Significant Market Power (SMP), as required by Directive 2002/21/EC on a new common regulatory framework for electronic communications service (the Framework Directive). The Guidelines set out the principles that national regulatory authorities (NRAs) will use to define markets and analyse effective competition. The Guidelines were developed on the basis of existing case law and the Commission's practice in the enforcement of EU competition law. Read more
European administrations should share software on an open source licensing basis, to cut soaring eGoverment information technology costs (set to rise by 28% to € 6.6 billion this year), says an independent study published by the European Commission. Read more
From 07/11/2002 to 08/11/2002
Aalborg, Denmark
Participating in the event is an opportunity to present projects and establish partnerships within the context of the Sixth Framework Programme. Read more
Public hearing sector enquiry, Brussels
A wide-ranging online consultation on the EU policy agenda for helping European enterprises to take full advantage of the e-Economy will be open from 1 February 2002 on the enterprise pages of the European Commission's EUROPA web site. The "e-dimension" needs to be systematically included in all policies affecting enterprises. The website can be found here. Read more
The European Commission has authorised the creation by Group Suez's subsidiary Ondeo and RWE's Thames Water of an online electronic exchange for the water industry. The provisionally called Water Portal will enable companies in water-related industries to reduce their procurement costs, namely by calling in bids from a wide range of suppliers. Read more
Should bosses be able to read the e-mails employees send and receive at work? Are customers who want to buy on-line confident that the personal data they give will not be used in ways they have not agreed to? Are businesses over-burdened by enquiries from people wanting access to the personal details companies hold about them? The European Commission would like to give you the opportunity to participate in this open exchange of views about the implementation of the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). Read the press release. Read more
What regulatory lessons can be learned from the Third Generation Mobile Licensing Process in the European Union and what is its current and future impact on the Mobile Communications Sector? From mid January till mid April 2002, McKinsey & Company conducted, upon request by the European Commission, a comparative assessment of 3G licensing in the Member States of the European Union, and formulated a number of policy recommendations in view of future licensing exercises, focusing on the possible advantages of and scope for coordination and harmonization of licensing methods and conditions at the level of the European Union. This Executive Summary highlights first the policy recommendations themselves, subsequently clarifies the role of the European Union and finally summarizes the main findings of the impact of the 3G licensing process, on which the recommendations have been based. Read more
From 24/10/2002 to 25/10/2002
Hilton London Metropole Hotel