Monthly Archives: January 2014

Media Law not to be used by Member State to circumvent EU regulatory framework for electronic communications

On 29 January 2014, the District Court in The Hague (Den Haag) in The Netherlands decided to render two provisions of national law ineffective for […]

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U.S. takes steps to enforce ‘Safe Harbour Agreement’

On 21st January 2014 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with 12 companies that allegedly falsely claimed to comply with the “Safe […]

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EU-U.S. exchanges of personal data: “Lack of transparency and enforcement on the U.S. side”

In a speech in the European Parliament on 15th January 2014 on the “Future of the Safe Harbour Agreement in the light of the NSA […]

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Net neutrality decision U.S. Court of Appeals

On 14th January 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit decided upon a Petition by Verizon on the 2010 net neutrality Order […]

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Cross-border access to content in the Internal Market

On 13 January 2014 the European Commission finally announced a long overdue initiative to promote the freedom of movement of electronic content services in the […]

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Terrestrial broadcasting slowly coming to an end?

Ten years ago, in 2004, Ad van Loon (Founder and Owner of X-Media Strategies) predicted the end of the broadcasting era. He argued that television programme […]

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