Should banks and financial institutions be considered like OTTs an therefore charged for the simple use of telecom networks and Internet? This questione came to me today at the yearly FT-Etno conference, […]
#OMGoettinger! Good or bad news for the Digital Agenda?
Today Commissioner Jean Claude Junker announced the structure of the new European Commission, that will manage and execute European policies in the next 5 years term (starting from November 2014). The new […]
Telecoms investments in the EU: the controversial data of the European Commission
The European Commission published a Report on the telecommunications market in the EU, providing both economic and regulatory information with regard to the each Member States as well as to the EU in its […]
The data retention tsunami: how EU Member States are reacting to the annulment of the data retention directive
UPDATE MAY 2018 (Italy) Following the annulment of the Data Retention Directive in April 8, 2014, by the Court of Justice of the European Union, European Member States are hardly starting to […]
AGCOM releases the first copyright enforcement results
Today in London, at the International lntellectual Property Enforcement Summit, prof. Angelo Cardani, the Chairman of Italian Regulator AGCOM, reported the preliminary results of the Copyright Enforcement Regulation which recently (March 28, […]
Digit@lians.eu is born!
Today in Brussels we launched Digit@lians.eu, a community of Italian (and Italian-speaking) professionals engaged in the digital sector. Guest speakers were prof. Antonio Nicita, commissioner at AGCOM, and dott. Cristiano Radaelli, […]
Search engines, right to be forgotten and data protection: regulating Google?
A new decision of the Court of justice of the European Union (case C-131/12 Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos) raises very interesting points with regard […]
Why international roaming is so hard to die
As we well know and frequently heard since last year (at least since September 2013, when Commissioner Kroes launched the Connected Continent proposal), international roaming tariffs within the EU should soon disappear. […]
Piracy and private copy levy: the European Court of Justice makes an important ruling
According to the European Court of Justice, the amount of the levy payable for making private copies of a protected work may not take unlawful reproductions into account. This principle has been […]
Search neutrality: the new frontiers of the #netneutrality debate
I just gave an interview to Euractiv in the matter of search neutrality, here my answers: Net neutrality is a key topic in the EU debate and will likely remain so with […]