The General Data Protection Regulation – seeing the light at the end of the tunnel?
The European Commission has finally published part of its plans to assess and reform Europe’s telecoms rules. Its roadmap is one of the new Commission’s most anticipated reforms, contributing to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s €350 billion growth and investment package.
The need to revive Europe’s once thriving telecommunications industry is clearly understood and reform has broad political and commercial consensus. Publication of the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy on 6th May and the provisional agreement on net neutrality and roaming at the end of June provides a strong platform to take a constructive agenda forward. The Commission has also repeatedly stated that it has learnt from the bruising process associated with its Telecoms Single Market (TSM) proposals.