Industry Dialogue: new findings on freedom of expression and privacy in telecommunications

Industry Dialogue: new findings on freedom of expression and privacy in telecommunications

The Industry Dialogue have just published a report on the legal framework of five countries – Colombia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Russia – which describes the existing procedures and public institutions related to freedom of expression and privacy. This study represents the diversity of its companies’ global footprint.   Other companies within the Industry Dialogue have […]

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El Data Transparency Lab anuncia la financiación de seis proyectos

El Data Transparency Lab anuncia la financiación de seis proyectos

La iniciativa Data Transparency Lab tiene ya los seis proyectos seleccionados de entre más de 60 presentados para esta primera convocatoria. Desde la puesta en marcha del primer taller del Data Transparency Lab en noviembre del pasado año, hemos recorrido un largo camino. Hoy estamos muy ilusionados por desvelar cuáles son los seis primeros proyectos […]

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Upgrading the relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean

Upgrading the relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean

The week of June 8th in Brussels, was the scenario for reinvigorating the relations between Europe and Latin America and Caribbean. A full set of political summits took place (EU-CELAC, EU-Mexico, EU-MERCOSUR) along with the Business Summit, with the objective of reviewing the current status of the relationship between the regions and identify action points […]

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May 2015 Digital Economy Reports

May 2015 Digital Economy Reports

Here we are again with the main reports published in May 2015 that seemed interesting for me concerning the digital economy and the main debated issues in the last months such as the EU proposal as a Digital strategy for Europe, the relevance of the e-commerce and mobile financial services. Internet Governance and Net Neutrality […]

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What if we apply Neutrality rules to Electronic payment systems: Acquiring business?

What if we apply Neutrality rules to Electronic payment systems: Acquiring business?

Today, we publish the fourth research and findings elaborated by Solchaga Recio & Associates on how Net Neutrality provisions could change our lives if applied in other industries providing services that touch every consumer and are used daily by everyone. The first case study focused on airlines industry, the second on the supermarket sector and […]

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The European Council must hit the target: the reform of the telecom framework

The European Council must hit the target: the reform of the telecom framework

We are firmly committed to regaining a leading position for Europe in the Digital world. That is why when the European Commission released the Digital Single Market Strategy Telefónica warmly welcomed the timely adoption of this Communication.   Next week the European Council has a new opportunity to undertake the appropriate reform of telecom framework that […]

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Telecom CEOs’ letter to Heads of State and Government ahead of the European Council of 25 June 2015

Telecom CEOs’ letter to Heads of State and Government ahead of the European Council of 25 June 2015

  Here is a copy of the letter that a group of Telecom CEOs addressed to the Heads of State and Government on 16 June 2015. Dear President Donald Tusk, With European economies undergoing a profound digital transformation driven by technology and increasing availability of fast broadband access, we would like to express our views […]

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Statement by Steven Tas, Executive Chairman of ETNO, on the TSM Regulation

Statement by Steven Tas, Executive Chairman of ETNO, on the TSM Regulation

ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s major telecom operators, is following with attention the debate around the finalisation of the Telecom Single Market Regulation. This piece of legislation, once adopted, will automatically enter into force in all European member states, establishing rules in the field of roaming and open internet. ETNO Executive Chairman Steven Tas has said:  […]

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Sooner or later we will all need accessibility and inclusion features from our digital devices

Sooner or later we will all need accessibility and inclusion features from our digital devices

The World Health Organisation and the World Bank estimate there are one billion people with a disability on the planet today. The truth is this number is misleading because in fact it refers mainly to people either with a “traditional” or a severe disability. Today we need to re-look at the figure in the context […]

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IGF Spain: ¿A qué se enfrentan los menores en la Red?

IGF Spain: ¿A qué se enfrentan los menores en la Red?

Hace unos días tuvieron lugar las V Jornadas del Foro de Gobernanza de Internet en España, #igfSpain, donde se pusieron sobre la mesa múltiples temas que afectan de forma directa o indirecta a la Red: políticas de propiedad intelectual, regulación y ciberseguridad, innovación, privacidad, y muchos más. Con ocasión de la presentación del último informe elaborado […]

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More than 50 cities are now part of the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative

More than 50 cities are now part of the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative

More than 25 new cities from 10 different countries have shown their interest to join the 2nd wave of the Open & Agile Smart Cities Initiative as the deadline to send their applications approached (last Friday, 5th of June 2015). Among them, we can find six Dutch cities from OASC NL –Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Utrecht, […]

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