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11 January 2017
Socially intelligent robot as window to the world

Telepresence robots, distance controlled robots in which the robot’s 'face' is a video screen, are on the rise. They are already commercially available and can perform a range of functions. The TERESA project adds a vital...[more]


11 January 2017
European Reference Networks: a real life test for cross-border digital technologies

"2016 was an important year for cross-border healthcare", writes NHS European Office Director Elisabetta Zanon in HEALTH IT Central. It was marked by the Commission approving the first wave of European Reference Networks: EU...[more]


10 January 2017
Commission strengthens trust and gives a boost to the data economy

The European Commission proposed today updated legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications as well as policy and legal solutions to unleash EU's data economy, as foreseen in the Digital Single Market...[more]


10 January 2017
Commission proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules for EU institutions

The Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while opening up new business opportunities. The measures presented today aim to update current rules, extending their scope to...[more]


10 January 2017
Commission outlines next steps towards a European data economy

The European Commission proposed today policy and legal solutions to unleash EU's data economy, as part of its Digital Single Market strategy presented in May 2015. The Commission is addressing this issue because the EU is...[more]


10 January 2017
Presentation of the ePrivacy Regulation

The European Commission is organising a presentation on its proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications. The presentation will take place on 17 January 10.00-13.00 in Brussels. It is open to all, but seats...[more]


10 January 2017
Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

The proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications will increase the protection of people's private life and open up new opportunities for business.[more]


10 January 2017
Facilitating cross border data flow in the Digital Single Market

This study from London Economics points to restrictions of the free flow of data within the European Union. In the EU there are numerous legal and administrative requirements to localise data, especially in the form of ...[more]


10 January 2017
Communication on Building a European Data Economy

This Communication looks at proven or potential blockages to the free movement of data and presents options to remove unjustified and or disproportionate data location restrictions in the EU. It also considers the barriers around...[more]


10 January 2017
Staff Working Document on the free flow of data and emerging issues of the European data economy

The Staff Working Document on the free flow of data and emerging issues of the European data economy accompanies the Communication on Building a European Data Economy, adopted on 10 January 2017. The purpose of this Staff...[more]