The EU Telecom Package

The EU Telecom package 2007 as introduced by Commissioner V. Reding(GD InfoSoc in late 2007 is an extraordinary obfuscated piece of EU legislation that covers many fields of telecommunication. We want to find out what the proposal of the Commission would change.

The Telecom package amends the following directives and regulatory acts (mostly from 2002):

  • Directive 2002/19/EC on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and services
  • Directive 2002/20/EC on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services.
  • Directive 2002/21/EC on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services
  • Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector
  • Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on consumer protection cooperation.
  • The largely useless network security institution ENISA shall be merged in a new European Electronic Communications Market Authority

Current state

It entered the European Parliament stage and will be debated in Parliament. It is very important that our MEPs have sufficient analysis provided on what they are making their decisions.

What we want

The goal of this ad hoc site is to produce a consolidated version to make more transparent what the Telecom package does.