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

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

  • Debate on geo-blocking within the European Commission: Vice-President Ansip declared that geo-blocking was not compatible with the internal market, while Commissioner Oettinger argued that geo-blocking could be justified in some cases.
  • Copyright reform: Commission proposal is expected for the Autumn
  • Google search case: the issue is high up on the Commission’s agenda again, as rumours suggest that antitrust Commissioner Vestager might issue a statement of objection (first step to punitive measures)
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the telecom sector: there is heavy lobbying in Brussels in the context of two cases which could have strong impact on consumers
  • Passenger Name Record (PNR): European Parliament will continue to examine the compliance of the PNR with EU law
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