Marriage Equality – When Love Alone Isn’t Enough

In a few weeks’ time, I will be getting married to Fernando, my long-term, same-sex partner. Our motivations are the usual ones, such as love and commitment, but also a realisation that many legal protections regarding inheritance, pensions and the like are not available to couples who are not married. … Read more…




AT&T Highlights the Promise of 5G at ITU Conference in Budapest

I had the great privilege of attending the International Telecommunication Union World Forum 2019 in Budapest, where I joined industry and government representatives to discuss the role that private sector investment and policymakers can play to help deliver the full promise of 5G. Think of all the innovative solutions that … Read more…



Buon Viaggio, Giovanni

I have a heavy heart as I write these words. A great person has passed away. A family, many friends and colleagues in Brussels and beyond, the world of privacy and data protection, and the greater European institutional sphere have lost a great person and a leader. Giovanni Buttarelli, the … Read more…



Latin America, facing decisive times

In the words of U.S. Federal Communications Chairman, Ajit Pai, the deployment of 5G telecommunication networks is comparable to a second landing on the Moon. The anticipated speed and capacity 5G will bring will result in tectonic changes for economies and society — from work and leisure, to key services … Read more…