12th Legal and Public Affairs Assembly

Legal and Policy experts representing 40 broadcasters from over 30 countries gathered in Geneva on 13-14 October for the 12th EBU Legal and Public Affairs Assembly.

Data was the main theme of Thursday's sessions. Max Schrems, co-founder of the initiative and website “europe-v-facebook.org” whose legal actions led to the landmark CJEU decision invalidating the EU/US Safe Harbour agreement in 2015 provided the keynote speech. Click here for more information on Thursday's sessions.

The EU Digital Single Market took centre stage on Friday and members had the opportunity to hear the results of ongoing discussions in the specialised EBU Groups, on the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, Copyright reform, the telecoms framework and e-commerce.

The next Assembly will take place in Spain at the kind invitation of RTVE, on 6-7 April 2017.



Day 1

 European-US Media Policy Perspectives - Pascal Albrechtskirchinger (ZDF)  Members Only
 EU / US Privacy Shield (Schrems case) - Max Schrems  Members Only
 Big Data: Short update on EBU initiative - Eleonora Mazzoli, Anne-Catherine Berg  Members Only
 Yle and the Future after 90 Years On Air - Katri Olmo (YLE)  Members Only

Day 2

 Brexit: Possible impact on the AVMS sector - Konstantina Bania  Members Only
 Revision of the AVMS Directive - Jenny Weinand, Wouter Gekiere, Michael Wagner  Members Only
 Copyright reform and portability - Nicola Frank, Heijo Ruijsenaars  Members Only
 Revision of the Telecoms Framework, Spectrum and 5G - Anne-Catherine Berg, Wouter Gekiere, Nicola Frank  Members Only
 E-Commerce inquiry - Konstantina Bania  Members Only


Location: EBU Headquarters, Geneva


Members Only

Working Languages: English, French, Russian