Internet, Online activities and ICT standards

Internet, Online activities and ICT standards

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Internet, Online activities and ICT standards


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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Internet, Online activities and ICT standards

Internet usage is widespread throughout the European Union (EU). Nearly one person in two uses the Internet on a daily basis within the EU. The EU therefore faces a number of technical challenges such as the provision of a large number of virtual addresses and storage and transfer capacity, and the development of compatible technical standards throughout its territory, in order to guarantee interoperability, online privacy and accessibility.

The EU is also endeavouring to combat illegal online activities by introducing measures such as the Safer Internet Programme 2009-2013.

Internet and online activities

  • Protecting children in the digital world
  • The open internet and net neutrality
  • Internet of Things
  • Internet governance: the next steps
  • ICT infrastructures for e-science
  • Towards an accessible information society
  • Future networks and the internet
  • Towards a single market in creative content online
  • The “.eu” top-level domain
  • Ageing well in the information society: The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Programme
  • Broadband Internet access: the territorial divide
  • Protection of video game users
  • Organisation and management of the internet
  • Unbundled access to the local loop
  • Online gambling (Green Paper)

Fight against illegal online activities

  • Protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks and disruptions
  • Attacks against information systems
  • Fight against spam, spyware and malicious software
  • Safer Internet programme 2009-13
  • Safer Internet Programme 2005-2008 (Safer Internet Plus)
  • Action plan for a Safer Internet 1999-2004
  • Measures to counter unsolicited commercial communications (“spam”)

Network security and information system

  • Information security
  • European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
  • Strategy for a secure information society (2006 communication)

Coordination and standardisation

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