European Commission Releases E-Privacy Proposal

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission today released its proposal for a Regulation “concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications”, better known as the “ePrivacy Regulation”.  The new rules seek to cover a variety of online applications from those that provide communications and messaging services services to…

House Introduces Email Privacy Act

Washington — Members of Congress are attempting again to get email privacy legislation across the finish line this Congress. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) are introducing the Email Privacy Act today. The legislation would more clearly extend Fourth Amendment protections to electronic communications by requiring the government to obtain a warrant based…

CCIA, Tech Associations Ask For Democratic Debate On Audio Visual Services Directive

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 5 tech trade associations in an open letter on the Audio Visual Services directive. The letter points out the 1000 amendments submitted by Members of Parliament to improve the proposal and asks that the legislation be subject to open debate with stakeholders opinions considered ahead…

Industry groups call on EU telecoms ministers to support intra-EU data flow regulation

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today 22 industry groups sent a joint letter to the 28 European telecoms ministers urging them to “support an ambitious EU legislative proposal to prohibit unjustified data localisation” laws within the EU at the upcoming Telecommunications Council on the 2nd December. “The Single Market must be future-proofed and its principles extended to…

CCIA Releases Study “An unraveling of the Digital Single Market; A review of the proposed AVSMD”

Brussels, BELGIUM — In its proposal to reform European audiovisual rules, the European Commission is proposing to implement cross-border levies on video on demand (VOD) services, a measure that would lead to a fragmentation of the Digital Single Market, according to a new report commissioned by the Computer & Communications Industry Association. The paper examines…