Digital

05-03-2021

Apple faces EU charges over Spotify complaint – sources

Apple could face an EU antitrust charge sheet in the coming weeks after a complaint by rival Spotify that it unfairly pushed its own music streaming service, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday (4 March).
Non-discrimination 05-03-2021

Hungarian media watchdog targets LGBTQI TV campaign

Hungary's media authority has initiated proceedings against RTL Hungary media group for broadcasting an advert aimed at boosting acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer and intersexual (LGBTQI) families.
04-03-2021

European Commission pledges support for struggling media sector

The European Commission is set to implement an action plan to support Europe’s media sector, which is facing an economic crisis, Vera Jourova, Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency told a EURACTIV event on Wednesday (3 March). “Strengthening media freedom...
04-03-2021

Digitalisation in times of COVID – Impacts on operations, business models and employees

COVID-19 has hit businesses hard, interrupting their operations, inducing low consumer demand and causing additional costs. But many companies were still able to make use of these unique circumstances to accelerate their digital transformation. They created customer-oriented technological solutions that...
04-03-2021

MEP: Don’t discount ‘human element’ in digitisation of business

Representatives of the industry are ready to digitalize small businesses, but MEP Josianne Cutajar believes that the human component in future services should not be discounted. In a EURACTIV panel held on 2 March, speakers representing different sectors and business...
04-03-2021

EU Commission vies to protect future for platform workers

The European Commission will attempt to protect the future of platform workers in the EU by setting minimum standards and potentially enforcing pension entitlements and insurance obligations.
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03-03-2021

Video games – a long history of commitment to protection of minors – it’s in our DNA

With research showing that more than 51% of Europe's population, and 76% of children aged 6-14 play video games across Europe, a safe online environment is a number one priority for the video games sector, and always has been.
03-03-2021

France under fire for use of Amazon-hosted Doctolib for jab bookings

France's health ministry will have to defend its decision to integrate the medical portal Doctolib, which uses Amazon's hosting services, into its online booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations before France's top court, EURACTIV France reports.
02-03-2021

The Just AI Transition: Where are the opportunities and threats?

We are at the beginning of a rapid period of transformation of our economy and society due to the convergence of many digital technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is central to this change and offers major opportunities to improve our daily lives.
02-03-2021

Re-connecting Europe

Living under the reality of a global pandemic, the world has turned to digital tools to maintain a sense of normality. As Europe charts its recovery from the coronavirus, there is a renewed sense of purpose with regards to the importance of technology in our everyday lives, as well as the need to employ various technologies in order to meet wider political goals.
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5G 02-03-2021

5G: A critical technology for our Green future

It is high time policymakers recognised the value of next-generation telecommunications in delivering on the EU's long-term sustainable objectives, says Luis Neves, the Global CEO of GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. He is responsible for the establishment of the Initiative's strategic goals and for overseeing all GeSI's activities.
26-02-2021

Digital Brief: 5G goals, DSA clarifications, COVID disinformation

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “5G will certainly be in there.” – Peter Stuckmann, head of unit at the European Commission in charge of...
Coronavirus 26-02-2021

Apple says it never discussed COVID-19 certificate app with WHO, EU

American multinational technology company Apple has never held talks with the World Health Organisation or the EU about the possibility to develop a COVID-19 vaccine certificate application, and has made clear it does not want to access private data from such an app, EURACTIV.com has learnt.
26-02-2021

European industry more competitive if digital transition investment made now: Vestager

European Commission executive vice-president Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday (25 February) that European industry would be "even more competitive in a digital future" if it starts investing "now" in people, technology and the right regulatory frameworks.
25-02-2021

Deutsche Welle resumes Hungarian service amid free press fears

Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has begun producing material in Hungarian for the first time in decades, driven by concerns at declining media plurality and press freedom in the fellow European Union member.
The European Commission will lay out a series of new objectives in the field of 5G communications as part of its 'Digital Decade' plans, following a series of delays to the EU's next-generation telecoms rollout, it has been revealed.
5G 24-02-2021

New 5G goals to feature in upcoming EU ‘Digital Decade’ targets

The European Commission will lay out a series of new objectives in the field of 5G communications as part of its 'Digital Decade' plans, following a series of delays to the EU's next-generation telecoms rollout, officials have said.
24-02-2021

Twitter removes hundreds of accounts linked to Iran, Russia, Armenia

Twitter said on Tuesday (23 February) it had taken down 373 accounts which it said had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and had breached its platform manipulation policies.
The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union wants to quickly conclude an agreement with the European Parliament on the provisions of the EU law on privacy in electronic communications to combat child sexual abuse on the internet.
23-02-2021

Portugal wants deal on EU privacy law to combat online child sex abuse

The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union wants to quickly conclude an agreement with the European Parliament on the provisions of the EU law on privacy in electronic communications to combat child sexual abuse on the internet....
23-02-2021

Suspect in Daphne Caruana’s murder pleads guilty

One of three men accused of the 2017 assassination of Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia pleaded guilty Tuesday (23 February), a major development in a case that has rocked the Mediterranean island nation.

French government presents roadmap to bridge digital and environmental transitions

France's Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili and the Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, unveiled on Tuesday (23 February) the government's national strategy to bring environmental and digital issues together. EURACTIV France was able to see the document before publication.
5G 23-02-2021

Paris soon to deploy 5G services as city signs charter with network operators

A new Parisian mobile phone charter will be submitted to the Paris city council at the start of March, which should approve the deployment of 5G across the French capital. EURACTIV France reports.
The European Commission on Monday (22 February) announced three flagship projects - in drone technologies, space communication and space traffic management - aimed at giving the 27-country bloc a competitive edge in these new fields.
23-02-2021

EU looks to drones, space communication to get ahead in tech race

The European Commission on Monday (22 February) announced three flagship projects - in drone technologies, space communication and space traffic management - aimed at giving the 27-country bloc a competitive edge in these new fields.
Europe's East 23-02-2021

Ukraine accuses Russian networks of new massive cyber attacks

Ukraine on Monday (22 February) accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defence websites, but gave no details of any damage done or say who it believed was behind the assault.
22-02-2021

Increased online criminality makes e-Evidence rules urgent: EU terrorism chief

The acceleration of online criminality, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, has underlined the need to adopt new EU rules on the cross-border transmission of digital evidence, the bloc's counter-terrorism chief has told EURACTIV.
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