The European Commission's DG Connect organised a workshop on September 12 and 13 on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology policy and standardisation workshop. The first day gathered experts directly active in Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) standardisation while there was a broader audience for the second day, with representatives from governments, industry, NGOs, standards development organisations.
The European Commission is launching a public consultation to evaluate the implementation of the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive. The Commission seeks views on how to improve accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data, and also considers access to and use of privately held data of public interest.
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The study provides an overview and analysis of existing self-regulatory, co-regulatory and full regulatory measures and frameworks that apply to cloud services provided in the European Union (Study reference: SMART 2015/0018
Data localisation restrictions are perceived as being a barrier to a functioning Digital Single Market and a flourishing data economy. A study was conducted to investigate about data localisation restrictions that are currently in place.
Building on the review of 2013 Cybersecurity Strategy, the cybersecurity package puts forward a series of measures that will further strengthen the EU's cybersecurity structures and capabilities in a coordinated manner, with the full cooperation of the Member States and the different EU structures concerned, while respecting their competencies and responsibilities. Its implementation will make the EU better placed to face current and future cybersecurity challenges.
The study involved the evaluation of ENISA over the 2013-2016 period, assessing the Agency’s performance, governance and organisational structure, and positioning with respect to other EU and national bodies. The results of this study as well as the results of the public consultation were used as input to the impact assessment of the policy options for the review of the mandate of ENISA.
The public consultation took place between 18 January and 12 April 2017. It was conducted in the context of the evaluation and review of ENISA in accordance with Article 32 of Regulation (EU) No 526/2013. A full report has been published.