Digital

Defence policy 20-11-2019

Amid NATO tensions, Estonian President highlights Russia risk

NATO should be ready to defend Estonia should the country face risks emanating from its neighbour Russia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told EURACTIV. Her comments came following French President Macron's recent claim that the alliance is 'brain dead.'
Brexit 19-11-2019

The Brief, powered by CEPI – Survival of the unfittest

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will face off this evening in the UK’s first presidential-style debate – the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party lost a court battle to be part of it. The BBC and Sky will hold their own debates with all four party leaders.
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19-11-2019

The CTOs making technology work for Europe

In companies across Europe, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) are unlocking the full potential of innovation and human ingenuity – transforming lightbulb inspiration into real-world solutions that drive growth while addressing the big challenges Europe faces.  
18-11-2019

The Brief, powered by CEPI – Global tsunami

The protesters advocating the independence of Catalonia are using an internet platform and an app which directs them toward strategic places, to maximise the effect of their rebellion. The purpose is reportedly to test the tool in Catalonia first, and then to make it functional globally.

EU citizens at a legal crossroad

The Single Market has torn down the economic barriers all across the EU but the legal discrepancies still stand and citizens find themselves too often at a legal crossroad. A strong EU justice system and legal cooperation across the bloc is key to help Europeans deal with their day to day problems.
Data protection 13-11-2019

The EU asking the impossible

Cloud Infrastructure Providers are the wrong target of the EU Regulation on illegal terrorist content takedown and their inclusion will lead to unintended consequences.
Cybersecurity 13-11-2019

‘Suspicious’ cyber attacks hit UK Labour’s election campaign

The UK's opposition Labour Party have been subject to several "sophisticated and large-scale" cyber-attacks across its digital platforms emanating from an unknown source, the party have revealed. The news comes as UK political groups jockey for influence in the run-up to the general election on December 12.
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13-11-2019

EU and European innovators must take part in shaping global 5G standards. Here’s why.

In If the core technologies connecting the world end up in the hands of just a few, there is no guarantee that standard development will continue to be open, collaborative and consensus-based. What's at stake in an IoT world where everything is connected could be European innovation, growth and jobs.
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11-11-2019

#CECESummit 2019 – Let’s rewind!

If you didn't have a chance to join us for the #CECESummit 2019, you don't know what you've missed!
Economy & Jobs 08-11-2019

Commission wary of side effects of Libra regulation

The European Commission has called for a “proportionate” and differentiated approach to regulating digital currencies including Facebook’s Libra, as the EU needs to preserve is developing Fintech environment.
5G 08-11-2019

Hungary’s emergency infrastructure hardware built by Huawei

Devices provided by the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei play a core role in the operation of Hungarian state infrastructure, including in the country's emergency services, an in-depth investigative report by Direkt36 shows. The US responded to the news by reaffirming the fact that they have "strong concerns" about the company.
07-11-2019

Digital Brief: EU institution data concerns

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “EU institution staff are not aware of all the data which is collected by Microsoft.” – Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Acting...
Data protection 07-11-2019

EU institution staff ‘unaware’ of Microsoft data misuse, EU data chief says

Members of staff working across the EU institutions are “not aware” of the extent to which the US tech firm Microsoft collects and stores their data as part of the use of their products and services, the EU’s data protection watchdog has told EURACTIV.
Health 06-11-2019

EU health sector ‘up to a decade’ behind others for digitalisation, Commission says

The EU health sector is in the middle of a defining moment but the sector is “up to a decade” behind other sectors in terms of digitalisation, Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety Martin Seychell told EURACTIV.com.
Data protection 06-11-2019

UK fears stoked over data harvesting ahead of general election

UK political parties have been warned by the country's data protection watchdog that they must comply with relevant laws concerning the storing and safeguarding of data in the run up to the country's general election on December 12.
Economy & Jobs 06-11-2019

EU maintains option of blocking Facebook’s Libra

Europe is ready to “prevent the development” of risky digital currencies including Libra until all concerns have been addressed, according to the latest proposal to be discussed by EU finance ministers and seen by EURACTIV.com.
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05-11-2019

The EU asking the impossible

Cloud Infrastructure Providers are the wrong target of the EU Regulation on illegal terrorist content takedown and their inclusion will lead to unintended consequences.
5G 05-11-2019

Huawei’s billion-euro pitch to Vestager

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has released 2018 figures showing its presence in Europe provided a €12.8 billion stimulus to the EU's economy, backing the company's claim that it has become an essential element of Europe's digital ecosystem.
04-11-2019

Time to intervene on behalf of innovation in Europe’s smart car market

After taking action to prevent anti-competitive practices by chipmakers, the European Commission should do the same in the smart car sector, writes Brian Scarpelli.
Politics 31-10-2019

The Brief, powered by BP – Facebook’s wake-up call for Europe

Facebook’s digital currency Libra, which some regard as a threat to the sovereignty of nations, could be blocked in the EU unless it meets new and stricter standards. But most importantly, the initiative could be a wake-up call for Europeans to rethink their money and payment systems for the digital era.
Agrifood 31-10-2019

New scientific research offers hope for overcoming olive tree killer

A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at the recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive trees killer Xylella fastidiosa.
31-10-2019

Digital Brief: Twitter’s Political Backlash

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.” – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Wednesday 30 October.  ...
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30-10-2019

2019 EDAA Summit unveils a consumer-centric future for the digital ad world

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) held its fourth Annual Summit on 24 October in London, under the banner “Delivering a consumer-centric future for the digital ad world”, where it presented its consumer research on EU perceptions of digital advertising since GDPR and unveiled its plans to increase transparency and education measures, placing consumer trust at the forefront of its efforts.

29-10-2019

European cloud network to start in late 2020

The German government is accelerating the buildup of a European cloud network in the fight against impending dependence on Chinese and US providers.

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