The conference will keep media law practitioners up-to-date by providing an overview of the latest policy developments, legislative initiatives and case law in this field.
- Transposition of the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive in the Member States
- Results of the code of practice on disinformation
- Impact of the EU Regulation on free flow of non-personal data in the media sector and data-related initiatives
- The future of journalism in the EU: publishers’ rights, freedom of the press and the proposed Whistleblowing Directive
- Ongoing competition law investigations affecting media companies
- Latest jurisprudence of the CJEU and ECtHR relevant for the media sector
On Monday 25 March, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will be in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria in order to participate in a Citizens’ Dialogue that will take place in South West University ”Neofit Rilski”, from 11.00 to 12.00 (local time). The discussion will focus on how to improve digital education and skills across Europe, in particular how to support young people, teachers, professors and all involved in the educational process to better adapt for life and work in the digital age. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Marietta Grammenou- Tel.: +32 229 83583)
Today the European Commission published the latest monthly reports from Google, Twitter, and Facebook, on the progress made in February towards meeting their commitments to fight disinformation. The online platforms are all signatories of the Code of Practice against disinformation and have committed to report their progress in the run up to the European Parliament elections in May 2019. The publication of the monthly reports follows a meeting yesterday afternoon between the Commission and the platforms to discuss the state of play.
The changes brought by the EU’s Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put the relationship between the EU and the Southern Mediterranean countries on a new footing. This will be discussed during the high-level ministerial conference Digital4Med.
France Brevets, EURECOM, the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), and Qualcomm Incorporated are holding a joint 5Gconference in Paris on 26-27 March 2019. This conference will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into 5G technology, the current evolutions of 5G standards, and plans for 5G commercialization. The audience will hear industry & technology experts from Qualcomm, academic & research experts from IMT and EURECOM, and IP policy experts from France Brevets about the latest developments in 5G innovation and have the opportunity to connect with major industry players, SMEs, standards setting organizations and governmental bodies from the European 5G landscape. The conference follows a joint agreement signed between these four partners on 4 March to research new technologies for future 5G standards.