UK Government Calls For Evidence In Proposed Radio Spectrum Sell-Off


The UK Government has called for evidence concerning its proposed release of 500MHz of public-sector radio spectrum.  Mobile services are thought to be the ones with greatest requirement for increased spectrum capacity.  The Government hopes to have 160MHz available from the Ministry of Defence before 2015  and wants to investigate additional sources before Summer 2011. Click here for more information.

European Commission Signs Voluntary Agreement With Industry Representatives Over Impact Assessments On Privacy In RFID Applications.

Concerns over the implications for privacy and data protection arising from future use of Radio Frequency Identification Devices has prompted the European Commission to sign voluntary agreements with ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency), EU privacy and data protection authorities, plus other industry representatives to ensure development of guidelines for all companies using such equipment in Europe. Click here for more information.

European Commission Consultation On The Future Of E-Commerce And The Implementation of The E-Commerce Directive.

The European Commission has noted that E-Commerce represents less than 2% of Europe's retail sales and is concerned that the E-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC) may not have had the desired impact.  The EC has therefore launched a consultation exercise on various issues including  co-operation between Member States and with European bodies, contract issues arising from cross-border sales and in dispute resolution. Click here for more information.

Electronic Signatures

The European Commission has completed a consultation on how electronic signatures, identification and authentication can contribute to the development of a single European digital market. Click here for more information.