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Daily Issue - 18 October 2007

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Workshop on Ethical Aspects of Inclusion in the Information Society

29 October 2007 Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is organising a one - day workshop on the main ethical issues in the field of e-Inclusion. Key issues such as informed consent, right to privacy and protection of personal data, respect for dignity and integrity of the person, non-invasion of the private sphere, equity, intrusiveness (of information technologies), risk and responsibilities for critical technologies will be discussed. The key question for the workshop: what will be the ethical issues in a five years perspective, for citizens, the industry, and society at large.

Contact: Event Organiser

Call for contributions: e-Inclusion Initiative in 2008

(18 October 2007)The Commission is launching an advance call for contributions from individuals and organisations that believe they have a valuable contribution to share as part of the European e-Inclusion Initiative in 2008. This could be an event you are planning, a major new initiative, an incisive report or a project to overcome barriers that persist.

See also: Download Brochures and Submit your contributions

Network Neutrality: Implications for Europe

3 December 2007 - 4 December 2007 Bonn, Germany

Given the growing prominence of broadband, an intense debate concerning whether Internet service providers should be required to offer access to content, applications and network devices on a non-discriminatory basis has been raging in the United States. This Network Neutrality debate has not been intense so far in Europe; however, the issue of Network Neutrality was a factor in the 2006 review of the European regulatory framework, and it could have far-reaching implications for the long-term development of ICTs in Europe. This workshop will try to assess the current situation, identify shortcomings and explore future options.


eChallenges e-2007

24 October 2007 - 26 October 2007 The Hague, The Netherlands

This is the seventeenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, with delegates coming from commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt and good practice. This year's core thematic areas include ICT for Networked Enterprise, eGovernment and eDemocracy, Collaborative Working Environments, eHealth, Knowledge and Content Technologies, Security and Identity Management and Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills.

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