Month: October 2015

Zero-rating: the European Parliament washing hands like Pontius Pilate

As well all know, on Tuesday October 27 the European Parliament, meeting in plenary session, will likely approve the new net neutrality provisions which are part of the Single Telecom Market (“STM”) regulation. Civil society and industry are however protesting because the reform, despite some…

Studies say that (actual) broadband download speeds in Europe are considerably higher than in US

The European Commission published 3 studies in the area of broadband performance revealing very interesting data about how different degrees of competition may influence this market. The data comparison between EU and US is remarkable. The study concerned Broadband Speeds, Broadband Prices and Broadband Coverage….

The end of the Safe Harbor regime: time for structural separation of personal data?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared invalid the so-called Safe Harbor decision of April 26, 2000 of the European Commission which allowed US platforms and OTTs such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and others to transfer and gather in the United States personal…

Zero-rating practices to become norm in Europe, according to (quasi-final) net neutrality regulation

Today the Council formally approved the Roaming and Net Neutrality provisions of the TSM (Telecom Single Market) Regulation under the new name “Regulation laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications…