Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR is meant to function as a self-regulating mechanism of companies that ensures their compliance with the spirit of ethical standards and, not to a lesser degree, endears them to their customers; but is really that simple and how do we measure its effect on what people are buying?
February 10, 2014
Is big data coupled with mobile location undermining the fundamentals of the EU data protection regime?
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January 14, 2014
There have been many voices saying that privacy is dead, as it is so easy to breach: content-rich transactions and social media data trail combined with our mobile location makes us an easy target for profiling and other types of privacy intrusion. The question is therefore automatically raised: how does data protection regulation apply to our online world as it is today?
Another review of the European Commission Relevant Markets Recommendation – from economic regulation to dogma?
March 3, 2014
In 2003, European Commission believed there were 18 relevant telecoms product markets susceptible for ex ante regulation across Europe. In 2007, the number went down to 7. According to the 2014 edition of the Commission Recommendation on Relevant Markets for Electronic Communications Networks and Services that are susceptible to ex ante regulatory measures, we should be left with only 4 relevant markets. Is this a true reflection of a gradual shift to a fully competitive market for electronic communications networks and services, or a ritual with limited market effects?
February 28, 2014
The European Commission has outlined its goals for a competitive and low-carbon future EU economy in a proposal of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030, with renewable energy playing a key role in the future of European energy production.
Categories: Monthly Round Up
February 28, 2014
This past February in the news: