Updates on policy goal "Consumer rights and device sovereignty"?
max.mehl at fsfe.org
Tue Dec 5 14:31:20 UTC 2017
Thanks for your interesting question.
# Giovanni Biscuolo [2017-12-05 12:28 +0100]:
> please are there any updates about the 2014-2019 policy goal "Consumer
> rights and device sovereignty" and in general about all 2014-2019 policy
> goals https://fsfe.org/activities/policy/eu/policy-goals.html ?
Here are just a few pointer for first reads, please feel free to ask if
you have further questions or want to have more info on specific issues:
* Regarding device sovereignty we are constantly working on the Radio
Lockdown Directive  which is endangering the users' freedom to load
software on their radio-capable devices. There will be an update on
fsfe.org with the latest proceedings in a few days.
* In Germany, we had a huge success with enabling consumers to use their
own routers and modems to access the internet which wasn't legally
guaranteed before .
* DRM ("Digital Restriction Management") still is a huge issue for us
although there is no actual movement on the EU level in this regard.
* Within the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy there's lots of
issues which require our attention, and Polina Malaja, our Policy
Analyst, is doing a great job defending users' rights. Our comments on
DSM  from 2015 might give you good pointers to further readings
* Mostly all our policy work aims to protect (Free Software) users'
interests. Here's the latest news from this working area: 
By the way, with our recently launched "Public Money, Public Code" 
campaign we've also drawn some attention by politicians in the whole EU.
With freeing publicly financed software we hope to secure citizens'
personal data on a large scale.
Max Mehl - Program Manager - Free Software Foundation Europe
Contact and further information: https://fsfe.org/about/mehl
Support advocacy for Free Software: https://fsfe.org/donate
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