Digital & Media


China’s digital policy and the impact on European businesses

China has been pushing an aggressive agenda on a number of digital issues. We discussed the Chinese strategy to regulate the tech sector, and its implication for European businesses, with Vera Demary.

EDPS on the future of privacy

We have asked the European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiorowski about its recent proposal to organise a conference to review the enforcement of GDPR, the EU privacy law.

Media freedom for the digital age

Digital technologies and the rise of online platforms have reshaped how we produce, share and consume news, but the concept of media freedom has seen comparatively little change.

Google’s take on the DMA

After having heard the views of European tech companies on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), we have spoken to Adam Cohen, Google’s director of economic policy, to hear the perspective of what is likely to be labelled as a ‘gatekeeper’.

Germany’s digital prospects

German elections are eventually upon us. As the EU largest economy heads to the first polls of the post-Markel era, EURACTIV’s correspondent in Germany Oliver Noyan helps us decode the positions of the main German parties in relation to key digital issues.

European tech on the DMA

Interview with Trivago CEO Axel Hefer and the Managing Director of Visual Meta Johannes Kotte on the perspective of European tech companies on the Digital Markets Act.

What’s in sight for the EU digital sovereignty?

We take a look at the upcoming digital trends and challenges as presented in the European Commission’s strategic oversight report.

Where is the EU semiconductor strategy going?

The economic impact of the semiconductor shortage has prompt all major industrial players to ramp up their investments. We discuss what the EU done so far, and if it is working.

Right to repair: how sustainable are our electronic devices?

The green and digital transitions rank on top of the EU agenda, but as far as digital devices are concerned, they do not really go together

‘Fit for 55,’ Belarus migrant stand off and Whatsapp complaints

In our last episode of the season, the Yellow Room brings you all the reaction to Europe’s “Fit for 55” climate package unveiled this week. To break down the components of this story we spoke with EURACTIV energy and environment reporter Kira Taylor.

Killer acquisitions in the digital single market

Introducing merger regulations for Big Tech is at the centre of the debate for competition policy

France’s tech ambitions

We take a deeper look at the state of play of France’s tech strategy and the challenges that lay ahead.

Slovenia on the watchlist

This week Slovenia has entered the international human rights watchlist for the repeated attacks on the press. We have taken a closer look at the country’s declining media freedom.
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Ireland’s green light for medical cannabis and calls to ban AI face recognition

This week our podcast focuses on a milestone move by Ireland: approving medical cannabis prescriptions and giving patients the right to have access to medical cannabis and be reimbursed for it. To hear more on that story, we spoke with EURACTIV’s Agrifood and health reporter, Natasha Foote.

What’s the scope for tech cooperation across the Atlantic?

Technology has become a key dimension of transatlantic relations. We take stock of the EU-US summit, discussing the outcome for the tech sector.

EU-US data transfer negotiations

International lawyer Rafi Azim-Khan walks us through the state of play for international data transfer and the key challenges ahead of the negotiations.

COVID App tracing & privacy reversal

Contact-tracing apps have raised major privacy concerns.

GDPR turns 3

Three years since its entry into force, the data protection framework is still falling short proper enforcement.

UK-US data transfers

This week, the European Parliament approved two resolutions on the data transfers between the EU and the United States and United Kingdom respectively.

State aid and web tax

The General Court has overturned the Commission's state aid decision against Luxembourg and Amazon.

The weaknesses of Europe’s digital economy

This week, the Commission has announced its updated Industrial Strategy, identifying several areas of strategic vulnerability. The chip and the cloud are two key technologies for our digital future, but Europe is light-years behind its competitors

Apple set to change the app market

In this week's episode we look at Apple’s new privacy feature, which might change mobile usage as we know it. Apple devices will now request app-makers to receive explicit consent for tracking users, threatening a multi-billion advertising industry

Digital Vaccine Passports are coming

This week, we examine the Commission’s plans to introduce a Digital Green Certificate, the aim of which is to ensure the freedom of movement within the EU during the covid crisis.

The 533 million

This week, we take the examine the recent Facebook data breach that has reportedly impacted 533 million users worldwide.