[NORDICOM] The newsletter European Media Policy provides an up-date on policy developments at the European level. The April issue is now available for download.
The newsletter gives an overview of some main media questions that have been discussed during the last months or will be on the agenda in the near future.
Some of the news:
A draft EU trade secrets directive could pose serious threats to the work of journalists. Media organization call for amendments.
The US government has approved strong net neutrality rules. But in the EU a ”lighter” version seems to be in the making.
The US and EU are hoping to agree on a comprehensive trade deal (TTIP) before the end of the year. The Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee is worried what the agreement could mean for EU privacy rules and the ongoing data protection reform.
In May the EU Commission will present a comprehensive strategy for the Digital Single Market (DSM). Recently it set out the main areas on which it will focus.
In the autumn the European Commission will propose a reform of EU copyright rules. Now the issue is hotly debated in Brussels.