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BITS seminar on 'The protection of digital consumers'

15-03-2016 | Brussels, Belgium

'The protection of digital consumers'

March 15, 2016 – 15:30 to 19:30 (followed by a cocktail) - at the University Foundation in Brussels

As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission is launching the most important review of EU regulation for digital services of the last 20 years. The protection of digital consumers will be at the core of the debate.

The next edition of the Brussels Internet and Telecoms Seminar (BITS) series will look at whether the current rules protecting digital consumers are suited to the evolution of the Internet eco-system and which additional reforms are needed.

Programme overview:

In the Chair:

Alexandre de Streel, Professor, University of Namur and CERRE

Overview of the current rules

Michèle Ledger, Head of Practice, Cullen International - Presentation

Assessment of the rules and proposals for reforms

  • Hervé Jacquemin, Professor, University of Namur and CRIDS - Presentation
  • Anne-Lise Sibony, Professor, University of Louvain

Policy panel

  • Vesa Terava, Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Filipe Prista Lucas, Head of the information society issues, ANACOM

Stakeholders’ panel

  • Guillermo Beltra, Head of Legal and Economic Department, BEUC
  • Lisa Felton, Head of Consumer Policy, Vodafone 
  • Enrique Medina, Chief Policy Officer, Telefonica
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Director, Microsoft

Closing keynote

TBC, Member of the European Parliament


Full programme

Event summary report by Cullen International