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April Update: Tech and Telecoms

6 April 2018

With the Bulgarian Presidency now half-way through, a push has begun to close some of the ongoing legislative dossiers before the sumer recess. 

Leonie Hogervorst, DeHavilland EU's Policy Analyst for Tech and Telecoms, gives you a heads-up on what to watch out for the rest of April.

What's on the agenda this month

by Leonie Hogervorst, EU Policy Analyst

The Commission is expected to launch two Digital Single Market packages in April. The first includes an initiative on online platforms and fake news, as well as a revision of the Commission guidelines on market analysis and assessment of significant market power in the electronic communications sector. The second revolves around data, and will include an initiative on Public Sector Information, on the '.eu' domain name and on artificial intelligence and robotics

The Parliament's JURI Committee is set to vote on the controversial copyright directive, after it has been postponed several times. The IMCO and ITRE Committees will continue work on the free flow of data proposal and the Cybersecurity Act, while trilogue discussions continue on the Electronic Communications Code (recast), the Audiovisual Media Services Directive revision, the contracts for the supply of digital content and the SatCab Regulation. The Council will need to continue efforts to draft its position on the ePrivacy Regulation and the copyright directive.

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Leonie Hogervorst, Digital Policy Executive
Leonie Hogervorst
Digital Policy Executive

Leonie works in DeHavilland’s EU team, responsible for the portfolio in the area of digital and technology policy. She graduated in European Studies and Journalism and worked for several organisations active in EU policy in Brussels before joining DeHavilland in January 2016.