Molly Killeen

Digital & Media 18-01-2022

EU Commission presents toolkit to tackle foreign interference in research

The Commission has released a toolkit aimed at tackling foreign interference in research and innovation (R&I), identified as a growing threat in the increasingly internationalised arenas of education and research.
Digital & Media 14-01-2022

Facebook faces £2.3bn class-action in the UK for data ‘exploitation’

Meta is facing a major class-action lawsuit in the UK over claims that it abused its dominant market position to exploit the personal data of British users. 
Digital & Media 14-01-2022

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

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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 22-12-2021

Personal and professional links between Orbán and new Euronews owner

The venture capital firm set to acquire pan-European media outlet Euronews has long-standing personal and professional ties to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has drawn widespread criticism for having presided over a recent worsening of media pluralism in Hungary. 
Digital & Media 17-12-2021

Sustainability focus key in EU media funding drive, sector experts say

As the EU increasingly turns its focus to media funding, ensuring that it aims for long-term sustainability rather than just short-term investment, will be key to ensuring success, those working in the sector have said. 
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 16-12-2021

Tech figures call for greater involvement of women at all innovation stages

Greater female participation is needed at all stages of the tech product and policy development process in order to prepare for a digital future that works for all, say innovators and industry figures. Speaking at the G20 Women’s Forum held...
Digital & Media 14-12-2021

UK lawmakers call for strengthened Online Safety Bill

Binding codes of practice, measures to keep children from accessing pornography, and new criminal offences related to the online world are needed to strengthen the UK’s proposed Online Safety Bill, according to a parliamentary committee.
Digital & Media 14-12-2021

Industry calls for scaling up investment in digital skills amid shortage

Investing in digital skills will be crucial if Europe wants to reshape its economic position and secure its place in the future global value chain, industry and innovation figures have said, amid an ongoing skills shortage in the sector.
Digital & Media 10-12-2021

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

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Family of murdered journalist ask EU not to fund gas pipeline linked to suspect

The family of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galiza, as well as several EU lawmakers, has called on the EU not to fund a gas pipeline project between Malta and Sicily that will link to a power station part-owned by the man on trial for her killing.
Digital & Media 06-12-2021

Code of Practice on Disinformation revision extended into 2022

The process of updating the Code of Practice on Disinformation has been extended to the end of March 2022, as 26 new potential signatories join the revision. 
Digital & Media 03-12-2021

Ethical considerations at all stages of AI’s use in journalism

AI technologies are increasingly being incorporated into newsrooms, but with trust in media already in a precarious position, concerns remain that introducing machine learning could worsen the situation. 
Digital & Media 03-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DGA adopted, AI Act moves ahead

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Digital & Media 30-11-2021

Pan-European newsroom launched at second News Media Forum

The Commission has announced its support for developing a “European Newsroom”, gathering news agencies in Brussels to collaborate in reporting on EU affairs.
Digital & Media 29-11-2021

Ministers approve measures on European Research Area and innovation

EU-27 ministers in the Competitiveness Council have approved conclusions on the future governance of the European Research Area (ERA) as well as a pact on research and innovation (R&I).
Digital & Media 26-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: DMA & DSA adopted, biometric ban, political ads

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “France’s priority [during the EU presidency] will be to defend the Council’s priorities and to ensure that we are...
Digital & Media 25-11-2021

European Innovation Council Forum launched at Brussels summit

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has launched a forum to bring together policymakers, researchers and entrepreneurs involved in innovation, with officials warning that Europe needs more investment in research and innovation.
Digital & Media 24-11-2021

Social media platforms accused of contributing to crisis at Poland-Belarus border

Facebook has found itself in the spotlight for allegedly providing a “key coordination hub” for human smugglers enticing people to the Poland-Belarus border, creating an increasingly dangerous situation for those trapped in the area, according to research and media reports.
Digital & Media 19-11-2021

Digital Brief: DSA general approach, DMA compromise, data retention

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Digital & Media 17-11-2021

New signatories to join EU anti-disinformation code amid calls for improvement

While "significant changes" related to monitoring and transparency are needed in the European Commission's Code of Practice on Disinformation according to a report published this week, 16 new prospective companies have signed up to help with its drafting.
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

€2 billion in Digital Europe funding approved by Commission

The Commission has adopted the first three work programmes for its Digital Europe Programme, totalling almost €2 billion in green and digital transition funding.
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: whistleblower European tour, DMA approved, Google fined

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