Three briefing papers on the issue of child safety online are now available.
On 6 February 2018 – the international ‘Safer Internet Day’ – ENISA publishes a report providing organisations with practical tools and guidance to develop and maintain an internal cybersecurity culture.
The EU regulatory framework on electronic communications sets common rules on how electronic communications networks and services such as telephony and internet broadband connections are regulated in the European Union (EU). While the revision of this framework has started, a debate arises on how best to foster investment in the EU for deploying the very high capacity networks that are increasingly needed for 5G mobile services, as well as e-services such as e health, e administration, cloud computing and connected cars. One of the proposals of the European Commission is to amend the current regulatory framework in order to facilitate co-investment (i.e. when several investors agree to invest together) for building new high-capacity network infrastructure. However, the European Parliament and Council both want to amend the text significantly. This briefing discusses the policy context and the rationale behind the rules on co investment proposed in the draft EU electronic communications code, and assesses the main areas of convergence and divergence between the initial positions of the co legislators.
Following a declaration made by seven EU Member States in March 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal to establish a joint undertaking for high-performance computing (HPC) under Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) on 11 January 2018. The proposed regulation would establish the joint undertaking for the period to 31 December 2026 and provide it with €486 million in EU funds from the Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility programmes. Participating states are expected to provide an equivalent contribution to the joint undertaking, and the private sector is expected to commit €422 million in additional funds. The joint undertaking would be charged with the joint procurement of two pre-exascale supercomputers for the Union. It would also implement an HPC research and innovation programme to support the European HPC ecosystem in developing technologies to reach exascale performance by 2022-2023.
ENISA publishes a report that provides an assessment on the maturity of the implementation of the European Cyber Security Standardisation activities in the EU Member States with respect to the NIS Directive.
On 31 January in Brussels, BEREC Chair 2018 Mr. Johannes Gungl participated in the ETNO-MLex Regulatory Summit 2018 “Lost in regulation: towards a new telecom world” where he was interviewed by the Chairman of MLex Mr. Robert McLeod.