• EU Commission event on alternative regulatory instruments 

• SRIW recommends co-regulation as supplementary pillar

 

12.06.2015 – Today, at the invitation of the EU Commission, interested parties are meeting in Brussels at a discussion event to debate and exchange experience on how to improve regulatory instruments within the context of the European innovation and digital strategy (link). The agenda includes the recently presented Better Regulation package, the strategy for realising an...

14.05.2015 – At a high-ranking Round Table meeting yesterday, representatives from the political sphere, business community, academia and civil society came together at the invitation of SRIW (Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V.) to discuss the question of how to assure trust and security in the digital world and which regulatory instruments are best suited to achieve this goal.

Professor Dr. Gerald Spindler (University of Göttingen) and Professor Dr. Christian Thorun (Quadriga...

25.09.2014 - At the discussion event Regeln im Netz – Ende des Rechtsstaats oder verteilte Verantwortung (Rules in the Net – The End of the Constitutional State or Shared Responsibilities), Prof. Dr. Spindler and Prof. Dr. Thorun presented their Position Paper with proposed guidelines for a regulatory policy in the digital sphere. The subsequent discussion with a panel comprising Gerd Billen (State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV)), Dr. Günter Krings...

• EU Commission meets experts to discuss solutions for faster responses to the challenges in the digital world

Brussels, 22 January 2016 – At today’s plenary meeting of the EU Commission’s Community of Practice for Better Self- and Co-regulation (CoP), SRIW presented proposals to eliminate regulatory barriers so that consumers and business across the EU can benefit more in future from the advantages of digital technologies. These proposals therefore support the EU Commission’s declared goal in...

• The PrivacyGuard (PGuard) research project supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) seeks to improve personal data protection on mobile devices

• In future, smart phone and tablet users are to have access to information to better evaluate the use of their personal data and react accordingly

15 January 2016 – Today, work began on the PrivacyGuard (PGuard) research project initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project sets out to...

• The proposed regulations do not bring greater transparency for consumers, but more bureaucracy

BITKOM, Germany’s digital association, and the non-profit association SRIW (Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V.) have expressed their surprise over today’s decision by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) not to support the German telecommunication sector’s initiative to increase transparency for consumers in the broadband market. In BITKOM’s view, in a European comparison, the...