Luca Bertuzzi

Technology 13-05-2022

Tech Brief: the encryption question, NIS2 agreed, platform workers’ battle

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Today’s proposal sets clear obligations for companies to detect and report the abuse of children, with strong safeguards guaranteeing...
Technology 13-05-2022

NIS2 – All you need to know

The EU legislators have just reached an agreement on the revised Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2), flagship cybersecurity legislation. We caught up with the European Parliament’s rapporteur Bart Groothuis straight out of the trilogue to get all the details...
Technology 12-05-2022

Radio spectrum: inside the next challenge for 5G deployment

A significant new spectrum needs to be attributed to 5G usage for the new generation of networks to carry out their full benefits, as the next years could be crucial for Europe to catch up or further fall behind in this technological race, Luciana Camargos told EURACTIV.
Technology 11-05-2022

LEAK: Russia main focus of upcoming transatlantic TTC summit

The confrontation with Russia will be at the centre of the next high-level meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), according to the draft conclusions obtained by EURACTIV.
Technology 10-05-2022

France pitches changes to the supervisory board, market surveillance in AI regulation

Yet another compromise text on the AI Act has been circulated amongst the diplomats of the EU Council by the French Presidency ahead of a working party meeting on Tuesday (10 May)
Technology 10-05-2022

Leading MEP pushes for tight employment protection in platform workers directive

Centre-left lawmaker Elisabetta Gualmini has significantly expanded provisions for platform workers to ask for employee status and the human review of algorithm management in her draft report.
Technology 06-05-2022

Tech Brief: connectivity’s contribution, Apple Pay probe, AI fines

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The rules in place for twenty years are running out of steam and operators no longer have...
Technology 06-05-2022

GAFAM tax or fair contribution?

This week, Commissioner Breton announced a new initiative to make online platforms contribute to the cost of digital infrastructure. We discuss the reasoning behind this proposal, possible precedents and main practical issues that it will need to address with Gerard...
Technology 05-05-2022

French EU presidency wants ‘proportionate’ fines, extended deadlines in AI Act

The French presidency of the EU Council has made a series of proposals regarding the enforcement of the EU's Artificial Intelligence Act, in a new compromise text seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 04-05-2022

EU Commission explains Data Act’s legal implications to member states

In past weeks, the European Commission has been making a series of presentations, obtained by EURACTIV, to EU countries that have requested further clarity on how the new data law will apply and how it will interact with other legislation....
Technology 04-05-2022

Commission to make online platforms contribute to digital infrastructure

The European Commission is set to present a legislative initiative to make content-heavy platforms contribute to the cost of telecom networks before the end of the year.
Technology 03-05-2022

French Presidency eyes general approach on governance framework for digital transformation

The French Presidency is set to receive a mandate to initiate interinstitutional negotiations on the Path to the Digital Decade, a decision to set up a governance framework to monitor the progress of member states against the 2030 digital targets.
Technology 02-05-2022

European Commission takes aim at Apple Pay in antitrust probe

The European Commission sent Apple on Monday (2 May) the preliminary findings of a competition investigation into its mobile payment system, Apple Pay, suggesting that the US tech giant had "unfairly shielded" its system from competitors and therefore stifled innovation.
Technology 29-04-2022

Digital Brief: DSA agreement, upload filters safeguards, GDPR redress

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The DSA will upgrade the ground rules for all online services in the EU. It will ensure that the...
Technology 29-04-2022

The EU’s tech diplomacy and the Indian TTC

A new Trade and Technology Council between the EU and India has been announced as Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited New Delhi this week for the relaunch of long-stalled negotiations on a trade deal. We discuss what we know and...
Data protection 28-04-2022

EU top court: Consumer groups can bring class actions for data protection infringements

The EU Court of Justice ruled on Thursday (28 April) that consumer groups can autonomously bring legal proceedings for alleged breaches of data protection rules as long as national law allows it.
Technology 26-04-2022

French Presidency pushes for alignment with the new legislative framework in AI Act

France is proposing several changes to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act to ensure better alignment with the new legislative framework, the EU’s legislation that regulates market surveillance and conformity assessment procedures.
Technology 23-04-2022

EU institutions reach agreement on Digital Services Act

European Union co-legislators reached an agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA), flagship legislation that will reign in the digital sphere and step up the fight against illegal content and disinformation.
Technology 22-04-2022

Digital Brief: future of the internet, cyber centre delays, DSA’s endgame  

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We call for a new Declaration for the Future of the Internet that includes all partners who actively support...
Technology 22-04-2022

A civil society’s view on the Digital Services Act

The DSA is approaching a final agreement in inter institutional negotiations. We discuss key aspects of the flagship legislation with Tanya O’Carroll, an independent expert coordinating the People vs Big Tech coalition. On the menu: content moderation, risk assessment, recommender...
Technology 22-04-2022

US, EU and Western allies to subscribe to democratic principles of the internet

This article was updated with a correction on Hungary’s position. Washington is promoting a declaration on the future of the internet, outlining a series of democratic principles in an initiative set to receive the support of the EU and other...
Technology 21-04-2022

DMA: EU legislators resist pressure to change data provisions in the final text

Despite insistence from stakeholders, the final text of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), containing significant changes to a key data-related measure, will not be revised, according to a note seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 20-04-2022

DSA: rightsholders make final push for takedown obligations on search engines

A last-minute proposal to change the liability regime for online search engines in the Digital Services Act (DSA) was circulated in the European Parliament. It is expected to receive the support of the EU Commission and Council.
Technology 20-04-2022

EU lawmakers adopt proposal for extending common charger to laptops, wearables in key committee vote

The proposed directive for a harmonised charger for electronic equipment was adopted by the leading committee on Wednesday (20 April), including some important changes in terms of scope, bundling, and consumer information. In September 2021, the European Commission proposed establishing...