The EU is developing new rules to allow non-personal data to move freely and easily across country borders. Member states’ ambassadors (Permanent Representatives Committee) today agreed on a mandate for the presidency to launch negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal, which aims to boost the EU data economy by removing any unjustified restrictions on the geographical location for storing or processing data. At the same time, the new law would ensure that authorities have access to data stored or processed in another member state so that they can carry out their duties.
Agenda items concern energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.
The 14th meeting of the Joint Committee between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea was held in Brussels on Friday 15 December 2017. The Republic of Korea is a Strategic Partner of the EU, the only one in Asia that is linked with the EU through three agreements, covering the pillars of political, economic relations and trade, and security cooperation.
Following a public procurement procedure, four consortia have been selected to set up cloud-based platforms for Copernicus data and information access services (DIAS). These services will offer unlimited, free, and complete access to Copernicus data and information.
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The concept of ICTs covers a broad spectrum of technologies, ranging from information technology (IT) through telecommunications, broadcast media, and all types of audio and video processing and transmission to network-based control and monitoring functions. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and data and internet access services have taken the place of traditional telephone services as the key products for both consumers and businesses. Although linear broadcasting continues to be the principal medium of information distribution and entertainment in Europe, more and more audiovisual content is available on demand and 4G and 5G internet connectivity is subject to exponential growth. As a consequence, the EU has set up a regulatory framework for telecommunications covering fixed and wireless telecoms, internet, broadcasting and transmission services, through a series of rules which apply throughout the EU Member States.