Quo Vadis Regulation?
The full realisation of the Digital Single Market continues to be one of the political priorities of the European Union, aimed at the establishment of a modern, secure, open, and pluralistic society.
This process inevitably implies the modernisation of the regulatory framework for the electronic communications services, in order to keep pace with the fast technological developments and the impact the latter have on the provision of those services.
Moreover, the deployment of adequate future-proof infrastructure maintains a key role in reaching the Digital Agenda goals and the new ambitious targets for connectivity, which the European Commission has recently established. In turn, this objective cannot become reality without proper investments, coming both from the private and the public sectors.
Finally, the Digital Single Market is to be achieved with sufficient guarantees for citizens’ privacy and other fundamental rights. Therefore, if big data potential is to be exploited, this should be done with appropriate mechanisms to protect private data, its gathering, storing, processing and use.
The 8th FSR Communications and Media Annual Conference will offer an excellent platform to discuss the aforementioned topics. Different stakeholders representing the European Institutions, the NRAs, the industry and academia will animate the debate and guarantee a rich exchange of ideas. High level representatives of extra-EU jurisdictions will enlarge the scope of reflections and allow for a fruitful comparison of experiences.