Molly Killeen

Technology 17-06-2022

Cookies, transfers and risk assessments subject of UK data reform

The UK has published details of its planned Data Reform Bill, which is set to make changes to the privacy framework contained in the UK’s post-Brexit version of the GDPR. 
Technology 17-06-2022

Tech Brief: DSA last frictions, disinfo code 2.0, ENISA’s sovereign requirements

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It is just a very bad precedent if we leave the substance aside for a second: an agreement...

Irish businesses to receive help to move away from fossil fuels

Dublin will help businesses in Ireland move away from fossil fuels and towards more sustainable replacements with a fund worth €55 million. The Green Transition Fund, part of Ireland’s EU-financed National Recovery and Resilience Plan, will be comprised of helping...
Industrial Strategy 15-06-2022

Court of Auditors calls for national reforms for long-term innovation success

National-level reform will be essential to securing long-term sustainable change in research and innovation, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has concluded in a review of Horizon 2020 efforts to boost underperforming countries.
Technology 15-06-2022

Digital revolution ‘ecological catastrophe’ without change, MEP warns

The digital revolution is, at the moment, an “ecological catastrophe” due to the impact of the materials it requires and the EU needs legislation to make it a sustainable process, according to an MEP.
Technology 10-06-2022

Tech Brief: one charger to rule them all, Czech priorities, WhatsApp’s deadline

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “European consumers were frustrated long with multiple chargers piling up with every new device. Now they will be able...
Technology 09-06-2022

European Innovation Council earmarks €20 million to fund Ukrainian startups amid growing scrutiny

The European Innovation Council (EIC) will provide €20 million in funding for Ukrainian startups, the Commission has announced, just days after an MEP launched an investigation into the problems that have plagued the body since its launch.
Technology 07-06-2022

France proposes clarifications and additions in new rulebook for political ads

The French Presidency of the EU Council has issued a compromise text on the legislation on online political advertising, clarifying the scope of the rules. 
Technology 03-06-2022

Tech Brief: AI Act amendments, Germany’s data retention, standardisation politics

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It’s really tricky, if you find an agreement with the shadows you need to be sure that it is...

Urgent action needed if Ireland to meet climate targets, agency says

Urgent and additional measures are needed if Ireland is to meet the climate targets it has set for itself, the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said in a newly released report. According to the EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions projections 2021-2040, published...

Ireland facing ‘different era’ of high energy prices, says PM

Newly agreed EU sanctions on Russian oil and gas are likely to herald a “different era” in terms of fossil fuel prices, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned. Speaking in Brussels on Tuesday (31 May) while attending the European Council summit,...
Technology 27-05-2022

Tech Brief: to be or not to be a platform worker, digital portfolio, CSAM

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 25-05-2022

Regulator-industry collaboration key for adtech success, Mozilla official says

Breaking down the false binary between competition and privacy, and ensuring closer collaboration between regulators and tech companies will be crucial for success in developing adtech privacy measures, a senior Mozilla official has said. 
Technology 20-05-2022

Tech Brief: Russia looms large at TTC, Microsoft loosens up, net neutrality

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 19-05-2022

Commission chides 13 states for failure to transpose Copyright Directive

The European Commission has issued formal notices to 13 countries, calling on them to transpose the EU’s Copyright Directive, almost a year on from the deadline. 
Technology 18-05-2022

Microsoft launches cloud changes following EU competition inquiries

Microsoft will adapt its licensing conditions in response to complaints from cloud providers and the rumblings of a competition investigation from the European Commission. 
Technology 17-05-2022

Updates to transparency obligations in latest AI Act compromise text

The French Presidency has issued a new compromise text on the AI Act, proposing changes to the transparency obligations on different AI systems, amongst other measures. 
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...
Media 12-05-2022

News media eye financial diversification with ‘more funding than ever’

New and collaborative funding models are proving crucial to media innovation and will be essential to securing long-term sustainability for newsrooms and beyond, stakeholders and those working in the sector have emphasised.
Technology 11-05-2022

Google launches tool to extend licensing deals to more EU publishers

Google has struck licensing deals with more than 300 EU news publications and launched a tool to extend agreements to other outlets, the company announced on Wednesday (11 May).
Technology 10-05-2022

UK to reform data protection, throwing EU adequacy ruling into doubt

The UK’s legislative agenda for the next year includes a data reform bill that could cast doubts on the future of the EU’s data adequacy ruling, the decision that continued to facilitate data transfers across the Channel after the UK left the bloc in January 2020.
Technology 10-05-2022

UK jettisons legislation to empower digital regulator

A bill that would have legally empowered the UK’s new tech regulator was notably absent from today’s presentation of the government’s annual legislative agenda.
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 04-05-2022

France pitches urgent reporting for political ads before elections

Political ad providers in the European Union will have 48 hours to address notifications and provide information about political ads in the month leading up to votes, under the compromise text on the EU directive regulating political ads.