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  • EXPECTED INQUIRY END DATE: Communications Committee - Social Media Offences

    Starts: 12:00 am, July 31, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 1, 2014

  • CONSULTATIONS END: Ofcom's Mobile Coverage Enhancers and their use in licensed spectrum

    Starts: 12:00 am, August 6, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 7, 2014

  • UN Working Group on Communications: 15th session

    Starts: 12:00 am, August 18, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 23, 2014

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Ofcom: New report published on Internet safety measures

A new Ofcom report was released today on family friendly network level filtering services and online safety. Following the request of the Prime Minister and DCMS in 2013, Ofcom is producing three reports that look at the take-up, awareness of and confidence of parents on filtering controls and strategies parents may take to better […]

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    ‘DRIP’-ping on the Fast Track: UK passes new data retention law

‘DRIP’-ping on the Fast Track: UK passes new data retention law

Yesterday the UK Parliament passed the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Bill into law. The Bill was fast-tracked without a vote being labelled as emergency legislation, after only one week of being released to the public, and given royal assent within hours. The new law expands British authorities’ surveillance capabilities allowing them to retain […]

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    Neelie Kroes at Information Influx: Calling for Copyright Reform!

Neelie Kroes at Information Influx: Calling for Copyright Reform!

In her keynote speech yesterday at the Information Influx conference at the Institute for Information Law in Amsterdam, EC Vice-President and leader of the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes addressed copyright reform at the EU level and the necessary steps for policymakers leading into the next legislative period. The speech comes ahead of the anticipated […]

News: EU roaming charges drop

For the past seven years, EU officials have been working towards eliminating mobile roaming charges across the continent. On 1 July 2014, The EU took a leap forward in these efforts, with charges being cut by up to 50 percent.

This price drop means users will be charged less to make calls, surf the web […]

UK Government Response: Whistleblowing Framework

The UK Government has just released its response to The Call for Evidence on the Whistleblowing Framework. The intention of the Call For Evidence was to investigate and seek out specific areas within the existing framework that might have needed amending following changes in the labor market since the 1998 legislation. This was part of the […]

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    ‘The Right Direction’: Reding on U.S. announcement of data protection agreement

‘The Right Direction’: Reding on U.S. announcement of data protection agreement

The European Commission has released a statement by EC Vice-President Viviane Reding today commenting on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Obama administration is looking to extend to EU citizens guarantees of the Privacy Act that are currently only applicable to U.S. citizens. At today’s Justice Ministerial meeting in Athens, Reding stated […]