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Brussels Briefing on Tech: All you need to know for March 2015

March 9, 2015 - ICT

In this Brussels Briefing on Tech, leading journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest EU digital & ICT policy developments:

  • Digital Single Market: Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, promises to present a new strategy before the summer
  • Copyright reform: report by rapporteur Julia Reda on the InfoSoc Directive – the EU’s current copyright rules – will be debated in the JURI committee on Monday 23 March
  • EU Telecoms Package: MEPs are furious over Ministers’ decision to keep roaming charges until at least 2018
  • Leaks suggest that the current Data Protection Regulation proposal is being modified, European Parliament plans to link the ‘one stop shop’ proposal with the Passenger Name Record (PNR)
  • ‘Europe versus Facebook’ privacy case to be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday 24 March
  • Google: newly appointed antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager met with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to discuss a four-year-old probe into the company’s search engine
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