For a Smart Protection of the Digital Consumers

20/06/2017 -
13:30 to 18:00
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Bruxelles

For more than 20 years, the protection of the consumers of digital services has been a priority in the European Union and has led to the adoption of several specific rules: rules for electronic communications services, rules for information society services and rules for audiovisual media services. In the context of the Digital Single Market reforms, these rules have been under revision and should be renegotiated by the EU legislation for digital content.

Those rules in the fields of communication, information and audiovisual are evaluated by the Commission in the context of the REFIT programme, and will make proposals for reforms this year. Those reforms are welcome for several reasons. First, those rules are outdated following technology and market development. New technologies such as mobile applications or the growth of competition are examples of the rules outdating. Secondly, those rules are overlapping with horizontal rules which often have been adopted afterwards. Thirdly, those rules are not thoughtful enough and do not adapt along the findings of recent behavioural research nor along the use of new technology.

This CERRE Executive Seminar will bring together key representatives from the European institutions, together with academic experts, regulators and media groups to develop and discuss the policy recomendations advanced by the report and explore avenues for compromise on the key issues of contention. 

Tuesday 20 June 2017, 13.30-18.00,
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Bruxelles

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact