Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Social Media is on the rise. It has changed the way users communicate and interact on a big scale. It has a huge impact on society and politics. Social Media Networks provide platforms for free speech and are used for social and political discussions more and more. For both Social...
Level Playing Field

Level Playing Field

Europe’s Digital Stakeholders at a Competitive Disadvantage One of the greatest difficulties that European technology companies currently face is the diversity—both within the EU and abroad—in the laws that govern data handling and protection European companies providing services in various Member States must currently comply with the distinct data protection...
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Launch of the ESNG Website

Launch of the ESNG Website

We are glad to announce the launch of our new website esng.eu - and invite you to take a look around: Our new website provides: european industry insights in the field of social networks and social technology, tackling topics of the European Commission and European Parliament like Level-Playing-Field, Data-Protection Regulations and many other, covering also...
The Right to be forgotten

The Right to be forgotten

The Data Protection Regulation will establish significant framework conditions for the further development of the internet industry. The right to be forgotten, that is promoted within the proposal for a new EU Data Protection Regulation (PDF) and is seen as one of the most important initiatives contained (see coverage here and here), includes a revision...
Meeting with Viviane Reding

Meeting with Viviane Reding

On February 20th 2012 ESNG met with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Vivian Reding, to discuss the proposal for a new European Data Regulation. After expressing our general approvement of the regulation, especially regarding the leveling of the playing field, the applicability of legal frameworks to every company catering to EU Citizens and the...