Algeria takes steps towards generalized ICT environment

Our Algerian correspondent reports that, as part of its efforts to ensure connectivity and wide-spread access to ICT throughout the country, Algeria is updating its regulatory framework.

EC Proposal Seeks to “Unleash EU’s Data Economy”

“The EU is currently not making the most of its data potential”, finds the European Commission, which on 10 January 2017 revealed a proposal of legal and policy solutions to “unleash the EU’s data economy”.  INTUG is working on its Position for the EU’s Consultation.

Digitalization in Spain: How to Support Foreign Trade?

With exports helping drive Spain’s GDP growth, Leonard Pera, President of INTUG member AUTELSI, looks over an exciting year for the evolution of Spanish international trade and asks “how can the digital world support growth in foreign trade, and what role can internet play?”

European Commission Formally Adopts a Roaming Fair Use Policy

The European Commission has formally adopted fair use rules for ending roaming charges in the European Union in 2017. The measure was proposed in September 2016, voted on 12 December and adopted on 15 December 2016.

New Paper: Extending the Digital Single Market – a UK Perspective on Barriers

Respected regulatory commentator Andy Tarrant has published a paper on the challenges of removing the communications barriers to cross border trade throughout the EU: a key focus of INTUG. The paper focuses on how regulatory governance in telecoms is failing to ensure that the inputs necessary to facilitate cross-border supply chains are provided.

Annual Economic Report on European Telecoms Sector from ETNO

ETNO, which represents Europe’s leading telecom operators, has released its Annual Economic Report describing the state of the European telecoms sector, with results from 2014 and forecasts for 2015 and beyond.

No ‘Safe Harbour’ for EU: What Does the CJEU Decision Mean?

Thanks to our excellent relationship with law firm Allen & Overy, we are very pleased to provide you with this overview of the key recent finding by the EU Court of Justice regarding the Safe Harbour for data coming from Europe.

Cloud Select Industry Group Drafts Guidelines to Help EU Businesses Use the Cloud

Guidelines to help business users save money and get the most out of cloud computing services were presented to the European Commission last week.

OECD publishes report on the Digital Economy Outlook.

In a report released in June 2015, the OECD assesses how countries can maximize the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth, and discusses the evolutions in the digital economy that policy makers need to consider as well as the emerging challenges they need to address as a part […]

European Parliament Votes for Network & Information Security Directive

Yesterday the European Parliament voted for the Network and Information Security (NIS) directive on cyber security with an overwhelming majority.