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EU Weekly Report
17 June 18 Sofia Dilinos

This report recaps EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy last week and lists the events taking place this week.

Italian regulators publish preliminary results of big data probe
13 June 18 Stefano De Luca

Two Italian regulators - the competition authority (AGCM) and the telecoms regulator (AGCOM) - published in parallel their preliminary findings of the joint sector inquiry on big data that was opened in 2017 together with the data protection authority. The AGCM report focusses on end users’ willingness to give access to their data in exchange for online services. The AGCOM report looks at the implicit value of data as a commodity.

EU Weekly Report
10 June 18 Sofia Dilinos

This report recaps EU regulatory developments affecting the digital economy last week and lists the events taking place this week.

EU member states want to be able to make use of new EU cybersecurity certification schemes mandatory
10 June 18 Javier Huerta Bravo

The Council agreed on 8 June 2018 the negotiating position of EU member states on the proposed EU Cybersecurity Act. The Council wants the certification of the level of cybersecurity of ICT products and services under the new EU cybersecurity certification framework to be voluntary for market players in general. However, it proposes that EU member states should have the possibility to make cybersecurity certification mandatory.

Telecoms Code: European Parliament and the Council reach overall agreement; intra-EU calls and SMS regulated from May 2019
07 June 18 Martin Schraa

European Parliament and the Council have concluded their negotiations on the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), agreeing on price regulation for intra-EU calls and SMS.

General Data Protection Regulation – Guidelines on transferring personal data outside EU based on derogations
07 June 18 Sofia Dilinos

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) of national data protection authorities (DPAs) adopted on 25 May 2018 guidelines for companies on the exceptional cases where, under the GDPR, transfers of personal data from the EU to a non-EU country can take place in the absence of an adequacy decision and of appropriate safeguards.

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