Nevertheless, the USISPA's decision to ally itself with EuroISPA and its constituent members may create an opportunity for pressuring USISPA members to comply with reasonable requests to remove offending material, either through hotlines or direct requests between associations.
(144) The precise terms of the memorandum between the USISPA and EuroISPA have not been located.
A statement issued on December 14 from the telephone, Internet and cable operator associations ECCA, ECTA, ETNO, EuroIspa
and GSM Europe voiced dismay as the flexibility member states have been given to widen the data-retention requirements.
The ISP group will probably be formed from the various trade associations around the world, such as the Commercial Internet eXchange, EuroISPA
, ISP/C, and the Latin American/Caribbean ISP, which have been loosely coordinating their efforts for several months, according to EuroISPA
* ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association), ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association), EuroISPA
(European Internet Service Providers Association), GSM Europe (wireless communications lobby) and ECCA (European Cable Communications Association)
The statement was issued by ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association), ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association), EuroISPA
(European Internet Service Providers Association), GSM Europe (European Interest Group for mobile phone operators) and ECCA (European Cable Communications Association).
, the representative body for European Internet service providers, said data retention would be very difficult to achieve technically (see issue 2959 for details).
Klaus Landefeld from EuroISPA
, the representative body for European Internet service providers, said there was no justification for the proposal and that it was very difficult to achieve technically.
This view is echoed by Stephane Marcovitch, president of the European Association of Internet Service Providers (EuroISPA
Adopted in September 1998, following the Commission's 1996 Green Paper on the protection of minors and human dignity in audiovisual and information services, the Recommendation calls for the establishment of national self-regulatory frameworks to supplement the regulatory frameworks*.In line with to the Recommendation, associations of Internet operators have been founded in most Member States, and the Internet service providers from a majority of Member States are members of the European federation EuroISPA
, which has encouraged the adoption of codes of conduct on the responsibility of providers.