mobile phone

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Tracking mobile devices to fight coronavirus

Governments around the world have turned to digital technologies to tackle the coronavirus crisis. One of the key measures has been to use mobile devices to monitor populations and track individuals who are infected or at risk. Continue reading

Mobile phones and health: Where do we stand?

Mobile phones are an integral part of everyday life, and it is hard to imagine a world without them. There are nevertheless health concerns, and the debate is ongoing. Continue reading

The new EPRS App is available now!

We begin 2018 with an exciting new European Parliamentary Research Service product! As of this week, you can download our brand new app to keep up-to-date with EPRS publications, and read them anywhere at any time on your smartphone or tablet. Continue reading

EU abolishes mobile roaming charges

Written by Cornelia Klugman. As of 15 June 2017, all European Union (EU) residents can use their mobile phones throughout the EU without additional charges. Consumers saved €9.6 billion between 2009 and 2013 thanks to lower roaming charges. A genuine digital single market would bring additional growth of €415 billion per year. Almost all EU … Continue reading

The Added Value of EU policy on Mobile telephone roaming charges [European Added Value in Action]

See also a related infographic on the topic // Download a PDF version of this document. Written by Eva Casalprim Background International roaming allows a customer of a mobile network operator in one country to obtain telephone services – whether voice, SMS or data – from an operator in another country. The service provider ensures that the consumer … Continue reading

Development in Africa: the mobile phone factor

The UN Human Development Report 2013 points out that telecommunications, especially mobile phones, have helped Africa along its path towards the desired development by allowing significant improvements in key areas for the future of the continent. Development goes mobile In recent years, economic growth in the South has been fuelled by increased investment as well … Continue reading

Protection of minors in the media environment. EU regulatory mechanisms

Children are increasingly exposed to online content, through a growing range of mobile devices, and at ever younger ages. At the same time, they have specific needs and vulnerabilities which need to be addressed. Ways to limit and prohibit the spread of illicit and harmful media content in relation to young people have been debated … Continue reading

Going mobile in the EP Library: insights from the 2012 m-Libraries conference

On 24-26 September 2012, I attended the 4th international m-libraries conference at the Open University and made a presentation about the EP Library’s mobile website. This is my brief though belated shot at sharing with you some insights and encouragement for developing mobile library services here in the European Parliament. m.Library, the EP Library’s mobile … Continue reading

Apprendre à envoyer des SMS en conduisant pour obtenir son permis

“Chaque année, des milliers de personnes meurent au volant parce qu’ils envoient des SMS en conduisant. La plupart ont moins de 25 ans. Comment convaincre les jeunes de ne pas écrire de SMS en conduisant ? En les obligeant à le faire”. C’est sur ce qui semble être une évidence que commence la nouvelle vidéo … Continue reading

Mobile thoughts: behind the scenes of the m.Library website

With the launch of the Library’s blog, I want to reflect on events that marked the development of another “web-savvy” project. Almost a year ago, the Library released its test version of m.Library, the EP Library’s mobile website. This is our first venture to provide clients with information services targeted directly for their mobile devices. … Continue reading

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