About: 112 emergency number

Digital 06-09-2019

Murder victim’s plight prompts EU order on emergency calls

A horrific rape and murder of a kidnapped teen in Lithuania prompted the European Court of Justice on Thursday (5 September) to order mobile phone operators to hand over data enabling the localisation of calls made to the international emergency number 112.
Digital 25-08-2019

Commission to seek clarifications from Italy on French hiker found dead

The EU executive will urgently contact the Italian authorities to better understand the exact circumstances regarding the lack of instant and accurate caller location of a French hiker found dead in Italy earlier this month, an EU source told EURACTIV.com.
Future of mobility 28-03-2018

EU hopes to avoid 1,500 deaths per year with eCall system

From 31 March, all new cars will have to be equipped with the new European eCall device, which automatically calls 112 in the event of a serious traffic accident
Digital 05-08-2016

WhatsApp and Skype targeted in Commission’s revamp of telecoms laws

Internet companies like WhatsApp and Skype are worried they'll have to comply with new EU telecoms laws for the first time when the European Commission proposes a legislative overhaul this September.
Digital 12-02-2014

EU states reprimanded for 112 emergency call failures

National governments have failed to use the latest caller location technology to help emergency services find people who use the 112 pan-European emergency number, the European Commission said today (11 February).
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