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We engage ICT stakeholders this October, net neutrality to privacy

We engage ICT stakeholders this October, net neutrality to privacy

We have been busy this month talking about net neutrality, data protection and other contemporary issues in ICT regulation with some amazing people.

Having conducted a net neutrality law training for AKOS, the Slovenian telecoms market and local stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, and the national Council for Electronic Communications, we returned to our local TheCube in Shoreditch to run a privacy and data protection law workshop for London startups community.

The latter event that Aphaia and the TheCube organised together with qLegal, Queen Mary University of London students’ legal aid service for startups, was the first in the Law for Startups series.

In neither of the discussions were we able to avoid the links and the gap between the US and Europe. We compared the latest FCC approach to net neutrality with that agreed between the European Parliament and the Council. In addition, we discussed the consequences of the latest Court of Justice of the EU ruling declaring the EU-US Safe Harbor agreement invalid due to its disregard for EU citizens’ privacy rights.

Both discussions were pure pleasure as we matched our knowledge of net neutrality and data protection topics with practical experience and concerns of the stakeholders, which proved to be a valuable mutual learning exercise.

Watch this space and follow @AphaiaEvropa for announcements of further Law for Startups series of events, the next one on legal aspects of startup financing expected on 25th November.

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