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Digital & Media 09-12-2004

EU to crack down on internet child porn and junk e-mails

EU telecoms ministers are set to adopt a new programme aimed at protecting children from violent and pornographic content over the internet. New action against junk e-mails is also set to be given the green light.
Digital & Media 21-09-2004

EU and US display unity on information society issues

At the annual EU-US information society meeting on September 17, both delegations stressed similar positions on most issues, including internet telephony (VoIP) and Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Digital & Media 05-03-2004

Privacy and data protection in the information society

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (2002/58/EC) was adopted in 2002 as a complement to the existing Framework Data Protection Directive (1997/66/EC). It regulates privacy and data protection issues as a result of new online marketing practices. One of the most controversial aspects of the directive was the introduction of an 'opt in' system requiring prior customer consent for unsolicited e-mails (spam). In November 2007, the Commission proposed to review the directive to take the latest technological developments into account.
Cybersecurity 03-02-2004

OECD countries to co-operate in the fight against spam

OECD countries are set to agree today on a five-point international co-operation programme to fight spam.
Cybersecurity 28-01-2004

Liikanen on spam: “Regulation alone will not solve the problem”

The Commission has proposed a series of actions to complement EU legislation to curb spam, including more resources to help national authorities impose fines.
Digital & Media 09-01-2004

E-Europe & satellite broadcasting top Irish Presidency telecoms agenda

The Irish Presidency plans to make satellite broadcasters contribute to regulatory fees while pressing ahead with the e-Europe Action Plan.

Anti-spam legislation inefficient, companies believe

A survey by a software publisher says European businesses are sceptical about the EU's recently adopted anti-spam directive

UK implements EU’s anti-spam rules amid criticisms

On 11 December, the UK became one of the first countries to implement the new EU rules on unsolicited e-mails.
Brexit 21-11-2003

UN Report: open source software key to bridging digital divide

In the third edition of its E-Commerce and Development Report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development identified the implications of the growth of the digital economy for developing countries.

Member States slow in adopting EU’s new ‘anti-spam’ regime

As from 1 November, the Member States must comply with the EU's new strict digital privacy rules. In practice, only Austria, Denmark, Italy and Sweden have met the deadline.

Commission hosts debate on how best to tackle spam

Two weeks before the 31 October deadline for the introduction of a pan-European "ban on spam", the Commission hosts a workshop on unsolicited communications (spam) in Brussels on 16 October.

EU pledges action on spam

On 15 July, the Commission promised 'concrete action' to effectively combat spam by October 2003.
Brexit 19-04-2002

EP Committee again votes for ‘national choice’ on e-spam

During its second reading on 18 April, the EP Citizens' Rights Committee decided that users should have the right to refuse 'cookies' and that it is up to Member States to decide for opt-in or opt-out on spam.
Brexit 14-11-2001

Parliament votes for “national choice” on e-spam

The European Parliament decided in first reading on 13 November that Member States can choose whether they want an opt-in or opt-out system for e-mail marketing. For direct marketing by fax, SMS or automated calling systems, Parliamentarians voted for an opt-in regime.
Digital & Media 26-07-2001

5 telecom priorities for Belgian EU Presidency

Belgium will mainly focus on finalising the 1999 telecommunications sector review. Other Belgian priorities are UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), .EU, e-government and e-security.