Monthly Round Up: February 2014

This past January in the news: the EU wants to take the helm when it comes to internet governance and safeguard open Internet, while Turkey passes legislation allowing authorities to block access to web pages for violations of privacy. Oh, and 94% of Europeans limit their use of social media abroad because of roaming charges.

Single EU telecoms market proposal ambitious, necessary, but probably not enough

The European Commission has adopted what it is calling its “most ambitious plan in 26 years of telecoms market reform”. The proposed revamp should see a reduction in consumer charges, and will simplify red tape faced by companies, bringing a range of new rights for both users and service providers. For more, see Aphaia’s White Paper ‘Review of the new EU Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework proposal’.

Monthly Round Up: June 2013

June saw the Think.Eat.Save anti-food waste campaign, the rise of the PRISM spying scandal, the implementation of e-Call, the automated emergency call in cars, and has reminded us that roaming charges in the EU will once again be lowered come July. All this and more in our latest monthly round-up.