Viviane Reding

  1. EU Drafting Personal Data Protection Law Reforms

    November 29, 2011 7:58 AM EST BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union wants to replace a mishmash of national laws on data protection with one bloc-wide reform, updating laws put in place long before Facebook and other social networking sites even existed. EU Justice Commissioner V ...

  2. Spanish Confusion Over EU Warning On Internet Access

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's telecommunications industry is perplexed by public comments from the European commissioner for the society of information, Viviane Reding, who warned that Spain faced conflict with the European Union over its plans to approve disconne ...

  3. Deeper Look: EU Chief's Anti-Piracy Plans

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EU Telecommunications Commissioner Viviane Reding believes music download pricing should be simplified and harmonized in order to prevent piracy. Reding made these comments last week during a speech about digital Europe at an event in Brussels hel ...

  4. EU Plans Overhaul Of Internet Download Rules

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Union needs new rules for Internet downloads that would make it easier for people to access music and films without resorting to piracy, the bloc's telecoms chief said. Mapping out priorities of the EU's executive arm for th ...

  5. European Commission Acts On Internet Rights

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has launched a new online tool offering practical advice on the digital rights consumers have under EU law, while reiterating the need for pan-European licensing solutions. In Strasbourg, the Commission unveiled the online ...

  6. EU Unveils Consultation to Boost Online Entertainment

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Industry, consumers asked to suggest solutions. The European Commission (EC) has launched a three-month public consultation exercise to examine potential obstacles to the development in Europe's online entertainment content, such as music, fi ...

  7. EU Opens Doors To Digital Library

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Union is backing the creation of a vast European Digital Library which would include music in its vaults. EU media and information society commissioner Viviane Reding has confirmed Brusse The European Union is backing the creation of ...

  8. EU Opens Doors To Digital Library

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Union is backing the creation of a vast European Digital Library which would include music in its vaults. EU media and information society commissioner Viviane Reding has confirmed Brusse The European Union is backing the creation of ...

  9. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  10. EU Regs Keeping Hands Off Net

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The planned review of the European Union's key broadcasting legislation will be easy on the Internet but tough on clandestine advertising techniques such as product placement, EU media commissioner Vi BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The ...

  11. Top European Media Chiefs Back New Technologies

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The heads of 10 of Europe's top media companies have agreed to back plans for a new generation of media and communications technologies, the European Commission said July 11. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The heads of 10 of Europe' ...

  12. EU Looks Ahead To Tech's Future With i2010 Plan

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Union is poised to develop a regulatory framework to govern future developments in media capacity and delivery, EU Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding said June 1. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Europea ...

  13. EU Regulators Eye Bans On Hate Broadcasts

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Europe's public broadcasting regulators agreed during a March 17 meeting in Brussels to coordinate procedures to combat hate broadcasts, organizers said. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Europe's public broadcasting regulators agreed ...

  14. European Biz Hopeful Of Change At EC

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT José Manuel Barroso of Portugal, the EC's president designate, on Aug. 12 unveiled the names of the 24 nominated commissioners. Barroso has said that reform will be a central focus of his five-ye LONDON -- The music industry has high ...