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European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, along with major roaming reforms
European fans of the open internet can breathe a sigh of relief: the European parliament has passed a major package of telecoms law reform, complete with amendments that properly define and protect net neutrality. The amendments were introduced by the Socialist, Liberal, Green and Left blocs in the European Parliament after the final committee to tweak the package – the industry committee – left in a bunch of loopholes that would have allowed telcos to start classifying web services of their choice as “specialized services” that they can treat differently. [...] Now the whole package gets passed through to the next Parliament (elections are coming up in May), then the representatives of European countries for final approval.
netneutrality  eu  ep  europe  neelie-kroes  freedom  isps  telecom 
april 2014 by jm
German IT Industry Looks for Boom from Snowden Revelations - SPIEGEL ONLINE
This is a great idea -- Neelie Kroes suggesting that there be a certification mark for EU companies who have top-of-the-line data protection practices.
data-protection  privacy  certification  marks  eu  neelie-kroes 
february 2014 by jm
EU unlocks a great new source of online innovation
Today the European Parliament voted to formally agree new rules on open data – effectively making a reality of the proposal which I first put forward just over 18 months ago, and making it easier to open up huge amounts of public sector data.

Great news -- wonder how it'll affect the Ordnance Survey of Ireland?
osi  mapping  open-data  open  data  europe  eu  neelie-kroes 
june 2013 by jm
EU must break down national copyright barriers, says EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes
"There is a huge Digital Single Market for audiovisual material. The problem is that it's illegal [...] We have effectively allowed illegal file-sharing to set up a single market where our usual policy channels have failed." "While the internet is borderless, Europe’s online markets are not. It is often easier to buy something from a US website than online from the country next-door in Europe. Often you cannot buy it at all within Europe."
copyright  piracy  neelie-kroes  quotes  eu  ec  music  ip  from delicious
may 2010 by jm

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