Implementation of the new EECC continues to be at the forefront of BEREC’s work. In 2020 BEREC will also tackle new topics such as digital platforms and security issues especially in relation to 5G networks. Today, at the last public debriefing in 2019, the BEREC Chair Jeremy Godfrey (ComReg, Ireland) together with the incoming Chair Dan Sjoblom (PTS, Sweden) presented the Work Programme for the next year.
A summary of the policy debate on the innovation potential and global competitiveness of the European audiovisual industries is now available.
The EU’s Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have today formally signed an agreement to further increase cooperation in fighting infringements of intellectual property rights, both online and offline.
Social media platforms and the algorithms they use to shape the news that people read, as well as people’s behaviour online, all play a role in the rapid spread of disinformation. Research has shown that people tend to be unaware of their own cognitive biases and underestimate the influence of algorithms on their social media behaviour. Improving the media literacy of consumers and reducing their vulnerability to disinformation is a necessary part of the solution. This study proposes an approach based on behavioural science, which triggers people to be aware of their own online behaviour.
Brussels, 15 October 2019
Update: The factsheet has been updated
The “fifth generation” of telecommunication systems will be a critical building block of our digital economy and society in the next decade. Mobile traffic doubles every two years and new applications are emerging. This factsheet explains how 5G will provide the capacities and performance to meet these connectivity needs.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
This report highlights the results of the Creative Europe Programme in 2018 and the progress toward the achievement of its key objectives to safeguard cultural diversity and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors.