The MAPPING Policy Observatory is a “policy watch” in several European countries in the areas of Privacy, Intellectual Property Rights and Internet Governance. Check out the synthetic overview on the policy news or subscribe to its RSS feed. Or select one of the comparative policy overview tables on Privacy, Intellectual Property, Internet Governance or Startups

Bulgaria adopted open source law
Mon 4 Jul 2016, 19:47

The Bulgarian parliament has voted and approved a series of amendments to the Electronic Governance Act that require all software written for the government to be open-source and to be developed as such in a public repository.


UN council passed online freedom resolution
Mon 4 Jul 2016, 11:51

A UN resolution entitled "The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet" effectively extends human rights held offline to the internet. It was passed by consensus, but only after a determined effort by a number of countries, including China and Russia, to pull out key parts of the text.

French DPA issues formal notice to Microsoft to comply with data protection rules
Mon 25 Jul 2016, 10:21

The Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has ordered Microsoft to stop collecting excessive user data and to stop tracking the web browsing of Windows 10 users without their consent.