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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.
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.
29-10-2019

EU mulls disinformation regulation but admits alert system has ‘never been triggered’

The case for the EU regulation of online disinformation "will be evaluated" in the coming months ahead of a decision in early 2020, a Commission official revealed on Tuesday (29 October). At the same time, the EU's executive conceded that its disinformation alert system has never been triggered.
Cybersecurity 28-10-2019

UniCredit unveils 2015 data breach involving 3 million Italian clients

UniCredit has uncovered a data breach involving the personal records of 3 million domestic clients, it said on Monday (28 October), the third security incident at Italy’s top bank in recent years.
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Data protection 28-10-2019

The EU asking the impossible

The European Union wants Cloud Infrastructure Providers to snoop on their customer’s data, slowing down their digital transformation and immediately bringing to a halt the protections of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
24-10-2019

Digital Brief: The Brexit Edition

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.   “This is the first time ever a nascent industry has been pulled out of the only legal framework it...
Future EU 23-10-2019

Atos CEO Thierry Breton might join race to become France’s new Commissioner pick

After the European Parliament rejected Sylvie Goulard as the French Commissioner, rumours suggest that Thierry Breton, the CEO of French multinational Atos, might be in the race. EURACTIV France reports. 
Data protection 23-10-2019

EU seeks ‘concrete’ improvements to Privacy Shield, as advocacy group calls the accord a ‘big mistake’

The European Commission has called for a number of 'concrete steps' to be made in order to improve the EU's data transfer accord with the US, the Privacy Shield. Meanwhile, the data protection group Access Now has come out in criticism of the agreement and called for it to be suspended.
Data protection 23-10-2019

Why the EU leads in digital regulation, but lags in digital innovation

In its efforts to harmonise the digital legislation of its 28 countries, the European Union has accidentally become the world’s digital regulator – while ceding ground to other digital innovators.
Cybersecurity 23-10-2019

‘Political need’ for 5G cybersecurity certification, ENISA head says

Having recently taken up his seat at the head of the EU's cybersecurity table, new ENISA chief Juhan Lepassaar has a number of pressing challenges to contend with over the next few years, including the security of 5G networks, consumer protection in the digital world, and the digital robustness of our everyday products and services in the EU.
Agrifood 22-10-2019

EU auditors, not just lawmakers, recognise the potential of digital farming tools

Although greeted with scepticism at the beginning, precision farming is gaining more and more relevance among farmers and lawmakers. Even EU auditors now extoll the high value of the information provided by digital tools in agriculture.
22-10-2019

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts

Microsoft’s contracts with European Union institutions do not fully protect data in line with EU law, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said in initial findings published on Monday (21 October).
22-10-2019

‘Smart villages’ could slow problem of rural depopulation, MEP says

‘Smart villages’ comprising highly digitised local infrastructure could help slow down Europe’s problem of rural depopulation, EPP’s MEP Franc Bogovič has told EURACTIV.

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