EC public consultations (net neutrality and cyber security)
The EC launched a public consultation on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. The questions of this consultation were raised as key issues in the "net neutrality" debate that has taken place in Europe over the past years, including the recent findings of the Body of European Regulators of European Communications (BEREC). Responses to the public consultation should be sent before 15 October 2012.
The EC consults on a future EU Network and Information Security legislative initiative
Until next 12 October 2012, the EC intends to have inputs from governments, businesses and citizens about EU possible responses to cyber incidents which cause disruption to essential Network and Information Systems (NIS), including the internet. This public consultation will help the EC preparing a legislative proposal on network and information security, a key element of the upcoming EU strategy on Cyber security.
EMERG Plenary meeting approves annual report, work plan, strategy document and Charter
The EMERG Plenary Assembly took place in Cairo, Egypt on 13-14 March, 2012.
The Plenary Assembly approved the annual report of 2011. Also, a Work Plan for 2012 was approved based on a Benchmarking report 2011.
In addition, EMERG approved a Strategy Document outlining its plans for future activity development and the need for external support to achieve this.
As part of the implementation of the Strategy Document, EMERG adopted a Charter describing and enhancing its internal organization structure.
These documents can be found here.
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt chairs EMERG in 2012. Vice-Chair is ANACOM, the electronic communications regulatory authority of Portugal, which will take the Chair in 2013.