In this Brussels Briefing on Tech, leading journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest EU digital & IT policy developments:
- A raft of new Consultations under the Digital Single Market, including the eGovernment action plan, Public-private partnership on Cybersecurity, Internet speed and quality beyond 2020 and tackling unjustified Geoblocking.
- Google has issued a defiant response to the Commission’s statement of objections in the search case, but now Competition Commissioner Vestager seems to be eyeing new cases.
- Data Protection: Trialogues are ongoing, not as smoothly as expected before the summer break.
- Drones: EU Parliament LIBE Committee has sent its opinion to its TRANS committee regarding privacy, data protection, safety and flight zones. A full package is expected by Transport Commissioner Bulc by year-end.