Stakeholders briefed on key intermediary liability issues at EuroISPA BOZAR event

The exhibition space of Brussels’ BOZAR EXPO was the scene of intense policy discussion on Monday 11 May, as policymakers and industry stakeholders gathered for EuroISPA’s Intermediary Liability in the Digital Single Market briefing. The lunch event featured a keynote speech by Mrs Jasmin Battista, Member of Cabinet, Commission Vice-President Ansip.

Mrs Battista took the opportunity to brief attendees on the Commission’s thinking regarding the Digital Single Market strategy, particularly in the context of the liability of intermediaries. The event was attended by over 70 key stakeholders. Participants included policymakers in the European Commission and Parliament, high-level digital policy officials from the Belgian government, as well as representatives from leading industry players and stakeholder associations.

In addition to engaging with an authoritative Commission official on the nuances of the Digital Single Market strategy, attendees were also offered the unique opportunity to partake in a guided tour of the Google Cultural Institute. The Institute, which celebrates the fusion of technology and culture, is currently on tour at BOZAR from its home in Paris.

Speaking at the event, EuroISPA President Oliver Süme said: "EuroISPA is delighted to have had the opportunity to welcome Mrs Battista to our policy discussion at BOZAR. As someone deeply involved in the crafting of the DSM strategy, Mrs Battista brings unrivalled insight into the Commission’s thinking. We look forward to hosting similar such events in the future, events that encourage deep policy discussion among the many stakeholders in Europe’s digital transformation."

EuroISPA organizes Panel at HostingCon Europe

This year, HostingCon is expanding to Europe for the first time with an event in Amsterdam on the 14th and 15th of October. Following the successful panel that EuroISPA organised at EuroDIG, EuroISPA will support the first HostingCon in Europe with the organization of panel discussion. The discussion will be on the subject of data protection revision and particularly the debated Right to be forgotten.

The association will be represented by EuroISPA’s Vice-President, Bart-Jan van Dijk , who will moderate the discussion and the panel will include speakers from various fields: Marisa Jimenez, Government Affairs and Policy Senior Counsel at Google, Professor Gerrit-Jan Zwenne from the University of Leiden; Jens-Henrik Jeppens from the Center for Democracy and Technology and last but not least, Gabriele Viebach, Founder and Managing Director of Pactas GmbH and Director Emerging IT at Diplomatic Council.

HostingCon is the premier North American event that provides essential industry knowledge and education on an unbiased platform. Its attendees are from all areas of the web hosting and cloud services industry from startups to global giants. HostingCon selects the industry’s most vital issues and presents the community with a relevant, new agenda every year.

You can find further information about the event here.