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Respect for private life and protection of personal data in electronic communications

11-04-2017

Overall the IA report makes a good presentation of the Commission's impact assessment work for the legislative proposal. The IA draws on a vast amount of research and expertise in elaborating the policy options and linking them to the main problems. Also, the range of policy options appears comprehensive. However, a more thorough analysis of the social and fundamental rights impacts would have considerably strengthened the report. In particular, as confidentiality remains a sensitive issue in this ...

Overall the IA report makes a good presentation of the Commission's impact assessment work for the legislative proposal. The IA draws on a vast amount of research and expertise in elaborating the policy options and linking them to the main problems. Also, the range of policy options appears comprehensive. However, a more thorough analysis of the social and fundamental rights impacts would have considerably strengthened the report. In particular, as confidentiality remains a sensitive issue in this field, the IA report could have gone into more depth on this issue, especially when comparing the options. In addition, more attention could have been dedicated to developing clearer monitoring and evaluation indicators.

Review of the ePrivacy Directive

03-02-2017

The technological, economic and social landscape has significantly changed since the adoption of Directive 2002/58 on privacy in electronic communications. In spite of targeted amendments adopted in 2009, the current text of the directive does not entirely reflect recent evolutions in the sector and in consumers' habits. Some of the most notable changes in this respect include the entry of new types of players on the market and the widespread usage of internet-based services, such as instant messaging ...

The technological, economic and social landscape has significantly changed since the adoption of Directive 2002/58 on privacy in electronic communications. In spite of targeted amendments adopted in 2009, the current text of the directive does not entirely reflect recent evolutions in the sector and in consumers' habits. Some of the most notable changes in this respect include the entry of new types of players on the market and the widespread usage of internet-based services, such as instant messaging, with a potential impact on the effectiveness of existing ePrivacy rules. In addition, the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2016 has altered the legislative framework on data protection, possibly calling into question the relevance and continued coherence of the ePrivacy Directive with the new legislation. Evidence collected to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and EU added value of Directive 2002/58, as well as the feedback gathered by the European Commission through targeted workshops, an online public consultation and a Eurobarometer survey, have confirmed the existence of various challenges. These were also raised during a dedicated conference organised by the European Parliament in 2015. In particular, some of the key provisions of the directive have not been fully effective in delivering the intended levels of confidentiality and protection envisaged by the legislator. This is the case of Article 5(3), for instance, on cookies and other techniques to store and access information on users' equipment, a point that was raised on various occasions also by the Members of the European Parliament. Moreover, it appears that some parts of Directive 2002/58 have become technologically obsolete or that better legal approaches have been adopted in the meantime. Finally, an analysis of the implementation of EU ePrivacy rules in the Member States pointed to various degrees of legal fragmentation, the coexistence of different levels of protection across the EU, and a complex governance structure with responsibilities for implementation and enforcement allocated to different types of authorities, at times even within the same country. Overall, this has contributed to a lack of legal certainty and clarity, and the absence of a level playing field across Europe. On the other hand, the EU added value and the overall relevance of having dedicated provisions protecting privacy and ensuring the practical application of Article 7 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, was repeatedly confirmed. Indeed, a modernisation of the current rules is a central component of the EU's digital single market strategy, and is expected to restore and increase citizens' and businesses' trust in the digital environment. On 10 January 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal to repeal Directive 2002/58 and replace it with a regulation to address several of the issues outlined above, to simplify existing rules and to make them future-proof. The co-legislators will now have the task of finding a balance between the various conflicting positions and expectations that have emerged throughout the process leading to the directive's review.

Application of the Postal Services Directive

06-09-2016

A traditional sector, postal services continue to play a vital role in contributing to EU territorial, social and economic cohesion. Since the EU introduced full market opening of postal services in 2008, the sector has experienced far-reaching changes such as a decline in letters sent, rapid development of e-communication and e-commerce and the emergence of new customer needs. A European Parliament own-initiative report scheduled for debate in September’s plenary session, assesses these developments ...

A traditional sector, postal services continue to play a vital role in contributing to EU territorial, social and economic cohesion. Since the EU introduced full market opening of postal services in 2008, the sector has experienced far-reaching changes such as a decline in letters sent, rapid development of e-communication and e-commerce and the emergence of new customer needs. A European Parliament own-initiative report scheduled for debate in September’s plenary session, assesses these developments against the backdrop of the EU’s regulatory framework for postal services.

What Are the Issues Relating to Digitalisation in Company Law?

15-06-2016

The Note sets out areas where digitalisation could bring benefits in the company law area, looking at issues such as online formation of companies, electronic filing of documents, safeguards for information, information sharing by business registries, digital communication between a company and its shareholders including relating to general meetings, a company's email address and URL, electronic company records, and digital signature of contracts and execution of documents.

The Note sets out areas where digitalisation could bring benefits in the company law area, looking at issues such as online formation of companies, electronic filing of documents, safeguards for information, information sharing by business registries, digital communication between a company and its shareholders including relating to general meetings, a company's email address and URL, electronic company records, and digital signature of contracts and execution of documents.

Mass Surveillance - Part 1: Risks and opportunities raised by the current generation of network services and applications

12-01-2015

This document identifies the risks of data breaches for users of publicly available Internet services such as email, social networks and cloud computing, and the possible impacts for them and the European Information Society. It presents the latest technology advances allowing the analysis of user data and their meta-data on a mass scale for surveillance reasons. It identifies technological and organisational measures and the key stakeholders for reducing the risks identified. Finally the study proposes ...

This document identifies the risks of data breaches for users of publicly available Internet services such as email, social networks and cloud computing, and the possible impacts for them and the European Information Society. It presents the latest technology advances allowing the analysis of user data and their meta-data on a mass scale for surveillance reasons. It identifies technological and organisational measures and the key stakeholders for reducing the risks identified. Finally the study proposes possible policy options, in support of the risk reduction measures identified by the study.

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Company: TECNALIA Research and Investigation Authors: Arkaitz Gamino Garcia Concepción Cortes Velasco Eider Iturbe Zamalloa Erkuden Rios Velasco Iñaki Eguía Elejabarrieta Javier Herrera Lotero Jason Mansell (Linguistic Review) José Javier Larrañeta Ibañez Stefan Schuster (Editor)

Looking forward in the ICT & Media Industries

15-12-2008

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Knud Böhle, Michael Rader, Arnd Weber and Dirk Weber (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis - ITAS, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany)

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