probably you know the universal service directive because the best many years we've communicated about this legislation well you you can forget about it because soon the main legislative text about emergency calls in Europe will be called the European electronic communications code you can just call it the ECC or even the code if you're on brussels and walking on this is just the code so what is the ECC so first of all so it's the new EU legislation on telecoms so it's not only one one two but it's actually a very big legislative piece many pages in the proposal but it's all about telecommunications in the european union it replaces the universal service directive so in a few months when this will be routed the universal service directive will no longer exist so we would just stop speaking about that it will just be for the history books and it's the main EU legislation on emergency course as I said and important to say that it's a directive directive means that once voted it needs to be we say translated into the national law of the Member State so the implementation will also take some times and there will be a room for maneuver for the Member States to implement the provisions in the proposal so just small briefing about the EU decision-making so there are three main institutions in the EU first one is the European Commission is those who prepare the legislation and implemented afterwards then when it comes about voting the legislation we have the European Parliament which represents the citizens of the European Union the members of the Parliament directly elected by the citizens of the EU and then this the council that represents the Member States so those two institutions the Parliament and the council have to vote the proposal that was done by the European Commission and they can amend the text so they can add some provisions in the proposal from the Commission so as you now understand all started in this issue with the European Commission which proposed a new text on the 14th of September 2016 with the article 102 which is the main article on 1 1 2 so not to mix it then as you just heard it's the turn of the Parliament and the council to bring some changes to the proposal of the European Commission so first the parliaments brought some changes over the past year so you see from December 2016 2 October last year so it took a certain time to walk on the text properly to examine it and vote the amendments the votes on the amendments was done in September last year so basically what does it include 4 1 1 2 the votes of the European Parliament's we have the improvement of the color location information for emergency calls by using handset derived location information so that's kind of a ml but that also opens the possibility to other technologies but we just here speak about handset derive location information there's also the introduction of a reverse 1 1 2 system that was voted by the European Parliament the establishment of a transnational database to tackle the issue of transnational emergency cords I guess you're familiar with this and there's a mandate of direct access to 1 1 2 even from private networks of instance from the hotel and so on so that was the vote of the Parliament so this is not the definitive version just to show you the text of what was voted this is about color locations you see that the proposal say that emergency call should be located and what was added is that there should be located also using handset derived location information some public warning provisions has been introduced I will not go through this because this will not be the final text this was is just what was voted by the parliaments you see also the provisions and transnational emergency calls and on direct access to one one two especially from private networks so that's pretty good right well just don't forget that we still have the gums heal actually that also have to vote those amendments and actually the gum see in its position that was voted in October so they worked more less at the same time as the Parliament they did not include those amendments so that's less good let's say so this led to some let's say disagreements that needs to be tackled so for this there is a procedure that is called a trial log so it's the meeting of those three institutions to try to find agreements and here the role of the Commission is also very important because they do not decide would they help finding an agreement and finding a suitable wording that is also applicable in terms of law I would say so there were a couple of trial logs which were organized from Wallace one per month since October and you see that there was one that happened two days ago so just to try to find agreements on the many disagreements that there were between the Parliament and the council so basically what is the situation at the moment I speak here on the control of visa who is following the the trial logs for the European Commission but basically on color location we can say that an improvement like an agreement has been reached between the Parliament and the council to include handset derived location information to the EU legislation so that's a very good news on public warning let's say the institutions are still working on a suitable wording and as to the scope of the provisions but I can say already that there will be something on reverse 1 1 2 in GU legislation so now the discussions are about whether we include national apps in the scope of the mandate or not but I guess cerveza will will tell us better a bit later and just national database an agreement has been found so there will be a provision on this in the final text and indirect access to 1 1 2 there are still some discussions around a suitable warding to and to try to overcome the issues raised by the Member States so not only this but many other provisions have been voted on emergency calls so for instance D on the accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing citizens so like what technologies do do we use so this is already under discussion between the EU institutions and also there's some discussions on the access to one one two from the number based or tt's and number independence online platforms so those are the discussions that are ongoing also about like access to one one two and who should give access to two one one two so now you know more or less everything about the European electronic communications codes just before we start the discussion I'd like also to mention the eat privacy regulation so that's also something that is being discussed at the moment and why is this relevant it's because I mean you all have issues I guess with with privacy's when handling the emergency call and this is the main well one of the two main legislation on privacy in the European Union along with the GDP are we can say so this replaces directive that was existing since 2002 so I guess it needs some time also to be a bit more modernized it's this is a regulation so it's not a directive the new text regulation means that it does not need to be translated into the national laws so that means that once voted it will be applicable directly in all the Member States with no further national law that is needed and why it is important is that there's an exception in the proposal for the emergency services to process and to receive the color location information without asking for the consent of the person calling the emergency services so then the discussions are about what do we mean here by Korra location and by emergency services but now the council is basically adding so with the council is the Member States and what is at stake now is that the adding a provision to make sure that handsets derive location is also in the scope of the exemption so basically this is how it looks like I want to thank the Commission also for their help on the wording in the paragraph 3 especially so you see that it is clear now that Hampstead the right location information will be in the scope of the for the exemption of the emergency services of privacy rules let's say so now you must as well the privacy regulation so we are almost done just to mention the next steps so we still have to wait for the end of the legislative procedure about the ECC and the e privacy regulation is taking a bit of time to find agreement on all the provisions but I hope that it will be voted by the end of the year and then we will wait for the implementation of the of the provisions as well and this will be to follow and it will be the role of the Commission to make sure the text is well implemented across the European Union and finally there might be some for the legislative framework on emergency call or location that shall be announced quite soon so I guess that's it for my presentation