EC Shuffle: Bane Of Microsoft To Lead ‘Digital Agenda’

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Europe’s information society and media commissioner Viviane Reding is moving on from the portfolio after five years, instead shifting to run justice, fundamental rights and freedoms.

— The Luxembourger has steered initiatives like mobile TV standards, continent-wide digital heritage archives, A/V regulatory reform, cross-border online content licensing and capping of mobile rates.

— But Reding will be replaced by a commissioner with whom she has worked closely. Competition commissioner Neelie Kroes becomes the newly-titled “digital agenda” commissioner.

In her time, Kroes has <a href="http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-microsoft-slapped-with-record-ec-fine-for-unreasonable-patent-charges/" title="fined Microsoft over

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