The Swedish Presidency will be a tough act to follow for the Spanish in the field of digital rights and the internet.
Despite the presence of the never-ending financial crisis, which will ensure that Spain’s main priorities lie in the realm of economic reform and the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon, digital rights will not go unnoticed in the first half of 2010.
Spain has already published its list of digital priorities, which includes setting up a European Charter on ICT users’ rights, a document which already exists at the national level in Spain. This digital plan, the so-called Granada strategy, will enter uncharted territory, with the main debate focusing on the use of Skype and other internet services on mobile phones.
Although this would have a severe and negative impact on telecoms revenues, let’s just say that The Lobby wouldn’t lose any sleep if it got a bit cheaper to call home.