Luca Bertuzzi

Politics 18-01-2022

European Parliament elects first woman President in twenty years

Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola was elected on Tuesday (18 January) to lead the EU institution for the second half of its five year mandate after securing an overwhelming majority in the first ballot.
Digital & Media 17-01-2022

DSA cramped with amendments ahead of key vote in the European Parliament

Over a hundred alternative amendments were tabled on the DSA ahead of the plenary vote, with some critical comebacks and reformulations of existing proposals. The amendments are a mixed bag of new bids, bring-backs of measures discarded in the consumer...
Digital & Media 14-01-2022

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: Europol’s saga, Schrems II fallout, DMA trilogue

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 14-01-2022

Europe and emerging technologies

As the debate on digital sovereignty is as relevant as ever, we discuss with Jean-Marc Leclerc, the co-Director of IBM’s policy lab, Europe’s position on emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, quantum computing and cloud.
Digital & Media 13-01-2022

EU funds fact-checking website in Hungary ahead of crucial elections

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is launching a website to fight disinformation in Hungary, just three months before elections that will determine Orbán’s grip on power - however, experts remain sceptical.
Digital & Media 11-01-2022

EU institutions kick off negotiations on law targeting Big Tech

EU lawmakers held their first political discussion on the proposed Digital Markets Act, a key piece of the EU's digital legislation, on Tuesday (11 January), with a view to reaching an agreement by the end of March.
Data protection 10-01-2022

EU watchdog orders Europol to delete personal data unrelated to crimes

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) instructed the law enforcement agency Europol to delete the personal data of individuals who have no established link with criminal activity, concluding an inquiry started in April 2019.
Digital & Media 07-01-2022

Digital Brief: Reynders leaves the fence, 2022 outlook, France gets big on curbing Big Tech

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We have not so far identified issues with the Irish data protection rules or have evidence that these rules...
Digital & Media 07-01-2022

France’s digital agenda

As Paris has taken over the rotating presidency of the EU Council, we discuss with our correspondent Mathieu Pollet how France is expected to shape the EU digital agenda in the coming months.
Data protection 05-01-2022

European Commission pushes back against calls for GDPR infringement procedure

For Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, it is too early to assess whether the cooperation mechanism at the basis of the enforcement of the EU's privacy rules, the GDPR, is functioning correctly.
Digital & Media 27-12-2021

2022: The turning point in EU’s digital policy

The EU's ambitious digital policies face a moment of truth in 2022. EURACTIV takes a closer look at what is coming up.
Digital & Media 17-12-2021

Euronews changes hands with global ambitions in sight

The pan-European broadcaster Euronews will be acquired by a Portuguese venture capital firm that has the ambition to make the news network a global actor, its management said.
Digital & Media 17-12-2021

How the DMA & GDPR will work together

Access to data is increasingly recognized as an area of focus for competition policy in the digital space. As the DMA approached the finishing line, we were joined by Bojana Bellamy.
Digital & Media 17-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DMA plenary, DSA committee vote, French priorities

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The challenge is making our rules something that can be enforced seriously, and cannot be challenged in court all...
Digital & Media 15-12-2021

EU parliament adopts regulation targeting internet giants

EU lawmakers adopted their version of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in a plenary vote on Wednesday (15 December), formalizing their mandate to enter interinstitutional negotiations on this key piece of digital legislation with the European Council and Commission.
Digital & Media 14-12-2021

MEPs adopt Digital Services Act in a key committee vote

EU lawmakers reached an agreement on the EU rulebook for digital content and services, formalised by the adoption in the leading parliamentary committee.
Digital & Media 10-12-2021

Poland facing hybrid threats

The migration crisis at the Polish border was combined with a number of cyber attacks and disinformation offensives. Janusz Cieszyński, Poland’s secretary of state and government plenipotentiary for cybersecurity.
Digital & Media 10-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: gig economy, roaming extension, battle of amendments

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 09-12-2021

EU launches bid to regulate gig economy

The EU executive has tabled a long-waited rulebook for the gig economy at a time when the business model of these companies is leading to contradicting court decisions across the bloc.
Digital & Media 09-12-2021

EU renews roaming until 2032 with gradual reductions for data cost

The EU institutions adopted a recast version of the roaming regulation on Wednesday evening (8 December), extending for ten years the legislation that allows Europeans to use their phones inside the bloc without extra charges.
Digital & Media 08-12-2021

Amendments crowd DMA’s plenary vote, and it’s not over yet

Despite a ‘gentlemen's agreement’ between the main political groups in the European Parliament, a number of alternative amendments to the proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA) have been tabled ahead of the plenary vote due on 14-15 December, and more surprises might come later in the week.
Digital & Media 08-12-2021

DSA parliamentary agreement set to hold in key committee vote

The major political groups of the European Parliament reached common ground on the Digital Services Act (DSA), which is set to be largely confirmed in a key committee vote as alternative amendments have so far gathered only limited support.
Digital & Media 07-12-2021

Connectivity providers eye redistribution of responsibilities with the DSA

For 20 years, internet service providers have been tasked by relevant authorities with taking down illegal content. With the Digital Services Act (DSA), obligations are largely moving to online platforms.
Digital & Media 06-12-2021

The last-minute amendments that could change the DMA

The European Parliament’s economic committee (ECON) could table up to six amendments introducing significant changes to the law to regulate internet giants. The leading negotiator for the Digital Markets Act (DMA), Andreas Schwab, requested no separate amendments be tabled during...