The Support Facility for the European Broadband Competence Offices (BCO) Network offers support and training for BCOs through an annual programme of knowledge exchange and capacity-building. This Annual Work Plan Summary outlines the objectives and activities planned for 2020. The programme will include events, publications and video interviews dedicated to increasing the capacity of European BCOs to bring broadband connectivity to all citizens, with an emphasis on bridging the digital gap between urban and rural areas and reaching the Gigabit Society objectives.
The Belgian municipality of Olne is the perfect destination for hikers and visitors looking for a peaceful stroll in the Ardennes. The WiFi4EU team spoke with Mayor Cédric Halin to know more about the municipality’s digital policies, aimed at delivering improved e-services for citizens and tourists of all ages.
The Italian Supervisory Authority imposed two fines on Eni Gas and Luce (Egl), totalling EUR 11,5 million, concerning respectively illicit processing of personal data in the context of promotional activities and the activation of unsolicited contracts. The fines were determined in the light of the parameters set out in the EU Regulation, including the wide range of stakeholders involved, the pervasiveness of the conduct, the duration of the infringement, and the economic conditions of Egl.
Today, the European Commission kicks off two projects to build Cybersecurity capacity and strengthen the collaboration on Cyber threats and incidents in the EU. These are public procurements, within the cybersecurity objective of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)-telecoms programme, which were awarded further to open calls for tenders.
Advocate General’s Opinions in Case C-623/17 Privacy International, and Joined Cases C-511/18 La Quadrature du Net and Others and C-512/18 French Data Network and Others, and Case C-520/18 Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone and Others
The Directive on privacy and electronic communications is applicable, in principle, when the providers of electronic communication services are obliged by law to retain the data of their subscribers and to allow the public authorities access to that data, irrespective of whether those obligations are imposed on national security grounds.