- PRESS RELEASE
- Commission opens public consultation on preservation of the open internet (net neutrality)
(23 July 2012) The European Commission is today launching a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. These questions have emerged as key issues in the "net neutrality" debate that has taken place in Europe over the past years, including the recent findings of the Body of European Regulators of European Communications (BEREC). Input is sought from all interested public and private parties, including fixed and mobile internet service providers, Internet content and application providers (including comparison websites), equipment manufacturers, transit providers, investors, public authorities, consumers and their associations. The responses to this consultation will be crucial input for the Commission's planned recommendations announced by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes on 29 May 2012.
- PRESS RELEASE
- Commission consults on a future EU Network and Information Security legislative initiative
(23 July 2012) The European Commission is seeking the views of governments, businesses, citizens about their experiences and EU possible responses to cyber incidents which cause disruption to essential Network and Information Systems (NIS), including the internet. The Commission has launched this consultation to help it prepare a legislative proposal on network and information security, which will be an important element of the upcoming EU strategy on Cyber security. Feedback received will help the Commission draw up an approach to possible future risk management and security breach reporting requirements that would affect businesses in particular. The consultation runs until 12 October 2012.
- NEWS ARTICLE
- Italian regulator to decide on unbundling of ancillary services
(19 July 2012) The Commission decided today to send a letter of formal notice to Italy on the regulation of telecom markets and on the margin of discretion of the regulator (AGCOM).
- EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
- Privacy and Emerging Technologies
27 November 2012 - 28 November 2012 Fraunhofer Forum, Berlin, Germany
The PRESCIENT project will hold an international conference on "Privacy and Emerging Sciences and Technologies".
New in the Library
- Safer roads ahead
26 July 2012
How does a moving car without driver make you feel? Do you think replacing a real human with an auto-pilot may be a good thing? Also, did you know that in three years all new European cars will be able to call 112 themselves? This Futuris episode on advanced vehicle electronics covers two research projects improving safety on the roads: eCall/HeERO and HAVEit. Both projects are co-funded by the European Union.
- RESEARCH RESULT
- Big data at your service
25 July 2012
'Open data' is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. The increasing use of ICT for business, leisure and public services is leading to the accumulation of mountains of structured and in many cases unstructured data. But this so-called 'big data' should be seen as an opportunity not a problem. EU research and efforts to promote open data are helping to make sense and good use of this resource.
- RESEARCH RESULT
- Finland, a fine land for science
25 July 2012
The Linux philosophy is "Laugh in the face of danger". Oops. Wrong One. "Do it yourself." Yes, that's it, said Finnish-born Linus Torvalds, the acclaimed developer of the game-changing Linux kernel and open source operating system. His achievements are perhaps the most prominent example of the hands-on approach to science and technology in modern-day Finland - a country where researchers have been 'doing it themselves' and doing it well in many fields for many years.
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