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From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The Commission has proposed a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications to update current rules to technical developments and to adapt them to the General Data Protection Regulation that will enter into application in May 2018. The objective is to reinforce trust and security in the Digital Single Market. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 26/04/2017
This public consultation on Building a European data economy will help shaping the future policy agenda on the European data economy. This dialogue with stakeholders follows the adoption of the Communication on Building a European data economy and its accompanying Staff Working Document. Results will feed into the Commission's possible future initiative on the European Data Economy in 2017. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications will increase the protection of people's private life and open up new opportunities for business. Other language versions will be available mid-February and will be accessible from this page. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
This study from London Economics points to restrictions of the free flow of data within the European Union. In the EU there are numerous legal and administrative requirements to localise data, especially in the form of compliance obligations aimed at ensuring regulatory oversight and access. Many believe, wrongly, that data storage and processing within national boundaries is mandatory or advised. (study reference: SMART 2015/0016) Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
BECH building, room AMPERE - Rue 5 Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg
The European Commission (Learning, Multilingualism & Accessibility Unit at DG CONNECT) organised an Information and Networking day to discuss Horizon 2020 LEIT Work Programme 2016-17 and present the "Interfaces for accessibility" topic (ICT 23) from the 2016 Call. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The Communication on "Building a European Data Economy" includes analysis and policy actions to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data within the European Union. This extract highlights details from an ongoing policy-related study ending beginning of 2017 (Study reference: SMART 2015/0054) Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The study highlights the economic benefits of cloud computing uptake and free flow of data within the European Union. The study shows that a Wider adoption of cloud services could add cumulative total revenue of EUR 449 billion to the EU28 GDP with significant impact on employment and business creation. Implementation of security certification and removal of data localisation requirements could increase benefits by EUR 19 billion between 2015 and 2020 (study reference: SMART 2014/0031). Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
This study was conducted to support the Commission in gathering the evidence base needed to evaluate Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications and to assist the Commission in assessing a number of policy options, notably from an economic perspective. The study was performed with a view to collect fact and figures, as well as other relevant information, to be used by the Commission in the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) evaluation of the ePrivacy Directive and in the work of assessing the policy options that could lead to a possible legislative revision. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The Staff Working Document on the free flow of data and emerging issues of the European data economy accompanies the Communication on Building a European Data Economy, adopted on 10 January 2017. The purpose of this Staff Working Document is to provide additional evidence and a detailed description of the emerging issues relevant for the EU data economy. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
European Parliament, Brussels (Room P7C050)
Multilingualism is one of the fundamental values of the European Union, but the digital age challenges the survival of a multilingual Europe. The identified gap between the use of English in Language technologies and of other official EU languages is steadily widening. The main aim of this workshop is to analyse the potential and opportunities related to Human Language Technologies in ensuring equality regarding the use in a digital space of all EU languages and avoiding the risks of their digital extinction. Read more

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