Today, on 6 February, is Safer Internet Day. To know more about this initiative, see the Safer Internet Day website.
If you would like to know more about internet safety and security in the EU, we have put together some useful links to Eurostat datasets, visualisations and articles for you.
Today is Safer Internet Day, which promotes the safer and more responsible use of online technology.
The Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global movement celebrated in over 130 countries each year. Its aim is to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people, and to call each stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for all. Each year on this day, millions of people unite to inspire positive change, and Europol is proud to join the cause. In 2018, we are supporting its theme: “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” by sharing our tips and advice on online safety, a reminder for all, but especially for the youngest among us, on responsible and careful online behaviour.
Good news for online shoppers: geo-blocking and country redirects could stop by the end of 2018 in the EU under new rules to be adopted by MEPs.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has adopted its position on the mid-term review of the Digital Single Market. Rapporteur Alin Nica (RO/EPP), Mayor of Dudeștii Noi, highlights that cities and regions are in key position to harness the growth potential of the digital economy but draws attention to the digital divide, the prevention of cyberattacks and the protection of personal data.
In May 2016, the European Commission proposed a new regulation that prohibits online sellers of physical goods and of some types of electronically supplied services and content from discriminating among customers based on their nationality or place of residence within the European Union. The Parliament is expected to vote on the proposal during the February I plenary session.
The Better Regulation Agenda has been a priority of the Juncker Commission. What are the lessons learnt from the actions carried out in the past years? What remains to be done to complete this ambitious agenda? What new approaches could we think of in the future, notably in light of the transition towards an ever more digital economy?
Vinces invites you to the second in its series of three events on the topic of shifting power in Europe, a phenomenon we are exploring through three angles according to the Vinces methodology: politics, regulation, and society.
On 28 January 2018, ENISA joined the 47 countries of the Council of Europe, and the EU institutions, agencies and bodies to celebrate the 12th European Data Protection Day.