Digital Single Market Update

Please find attached a  to be unveiled in May by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip. This first Digital Single Market Report from the new EU team, issued following a College of Commissioners’ orientation debate on 25th March, contains no surprises but confirms the Digital Policy Alliance’s insights. The report represents a good […]

Trusted Computing Group publishes draft guidance material on Mobile Security

These papers represent the first part of a comprehensive DPA exercise to review the available technologies and solutions for securing mobile devices within an enterprise environment. The current materials cover Trusted Platform Modules, self-encrypting drives and Trusted Execution Environments – based on the available expertise and inputs supplied by group members. The Trusted Computing Working […]

Code of Conduct for Cloud Computing: Question to the European Commission

Update January 2015: The written answer is now available on the European Parliament website at: At the meeting of the DPA’s Digital Single Market Group on 13th October, it was noted that the proposed Code of Conduct for Cloud Computing (CoC) raised a number of concerns, particularly for SMEs.  Furthermore, it is likely that […]

Index of Responses to the DCIS Consultation

On 12th September 2014, DPA organised a meeting to facilitate co-operation on inputs to the DCIS consultation.  For more information, including a report of the meeting, please see: It now appears likely that most of the 90 submissions received will be made public when the final report is published, “early in 2015”. So far […]

Balance of Competences: MoJ Review of Information Rights

The Digital Policy Alliance has made a submission to the Call for Evidence regarding the MoJ’s Balance of Competences Review on Information Rights.  The response is the result of extensive deliberations and consultations by the editorial team drawn from the Digital Single Market working group, headed by Malcolm Harbour CBE, MEP (Parliamentary Chair), Richard Ward (IBM, Industry […]

DPA Publication: Recent Developments in Child Internet Safety – Summary and Full Transcript

The brief 2-page summary report and a full transcript of our recent Digital Policy Alliance discussion meeting on Child Internet Safety chaired by Diana Johnson MP (Shadow Minister for Home Affairs) are now available for members and observers. We timed publication to coincide with Childnet International’s Safer Internet Day ( The reports conclude that an effective and […]

Internet of Things Showcase: Tomorrow is Here Today

TOMORROW IS HERE TODAY INTERNET OF THINGS SHOWCASE Parliament & Internet Conference – Thursday 31 October 2013 14.20-15.45: Portcullis House, Meeting Room R Examples of “Internet of Things” Applications The Digital Policy Alliance shows how the Internet of Things is multi-disciplinary, extending beyond mobile phone applications to Internet-connected everyday objects.  Our showcase illustrates how IoT interconnectivity […]

Press Release: A massive European “own goal”!

DPA Press Release: A massive European “own goal”! Expert IT Group calls for big changes in draft EU Commission proposal for a Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the Internal Market. PRESS RELEASE   A massive European “own goal”! Expert IT Group calls for big changes in draft EU proposal […]

Position Paper: Proposed Regulation on Data Protection

DPA publishes Position Paper on the Proposed General Regulation on Data Protection. Members of the DPA Data Protection Subgroup gave a brief presentation to the European Internet Foundation event on Data Protection issues on 19th March in Brussels (, based on key points as articulated in the paper. The purpose of the Subgroup exercise was to […]