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Telecommunications
  • ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency) is the EU’s response to cyber security issues of the European Union. The Cyprus Presidency will attempt to examine the relevant legislative proposal which aims at strengthening and modernizing ENISA with a new expanded mandate for the security of cyberspace.

  • The European Commission has recently proposed an open data package, including a revision of the 2003 Public Service Information Directive, to ensure a common approach across all 27 EU Member States. The Cyprus Presidency will provide substantial support to the revision of the PSI Directive as a recent survey on the economic impact of PSI conducted by the European Commission in 2011 shows that the overall direct and indirect economic gains are estimated at €140bn throughout the EU. Increase in the re-use of PSI generates new businesses and jobs and provides consumers with more value for money choice.

  • The aim of the proposal is to attract private investment to develop the necessary infrastructure to interconnect the Internet at high speeds through EU funding in order to achieve the strategic goals of 2020 in the "Digital Agenda for Europe" and release the potential of web services.

  • Trust in online transactions is of utmost importance in order to boost the digital economy. The proposal for a Regulation on trust and confidence in electronic transaction in the internal market (Electronic Ī¤rust Services Regulation) which is part of the Digital Agenda for Europe as well as of the Single Market Act, aims at boosting the confidence of citizens, business and administrations when interacting electronically.

    The Presidency will work on the said proposal for a Regulation which will address interoperability issues as well as issues of legal recognition of e-signatures, e-identification and e-authentication.