Digital & Media Archives

  • The ePrivacy Regulation saga three years on


    EURACTIV takes a look at what has happened during the three years while the Commission's proposal has been stuck in the legislative process. The Croatian Presidency is the latest member state with responsibility to resolve the ePrivacy Regulation conundrum. The latest texts …

  • Digital Agenda – speaking with Ismail Ertug, S&D


    Ertug’s Social Contract for the Digital Age “We need a new Social Contract for the digital age” says Ismail Ertug, Vice President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, in charge of the group’s Digital Agenda. Speaking with EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire, …

  • What does the EU Green Deal mean for European Industries

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 17-02-2020

    The European Green Deal presents an opportunity to manage the ecological transition with a new circular economy action plan and an industrial strategy which enables the green and digital transformation. Such a deep transformation will not be possible without the …

  • Google Online Safety Summit 2020

    Promoted content 07-02-2020

    The Online Safety Summit took place in Brussels on Tuesday (4 February), showcasing Impact Challenge on Safety community organisations tackling hate, extremism and child safety online.

  • Storytelling and Multilingualism at Netflix


    Netflix's Diego Avalos discusses the importance of original storytelling as part of Netflix's creative output, how the company identifies the stories at the heart of its production, and multilingualism in the age of mass online media

  • In conversation with Maike Olij and Atte Jääskeläinen, authors of The EBU News Report 2019: The Next Newsroom

    Promoted content 18-12-2019

    The EBU News Report 2019 examines what the fourth major wave of digital transformation means for journalism.

  • Cybersecurity: What does it mean to EU citizens?

    Cybersecurity 13-12-2019

    Cybersecurity represents one of the greatest challenges that companies, individuals, national governments and supranational organisations currently face. The technological devices that citizens use daily could be at risk of potential cyber-threats due to insufficient built-in security safeguards.

  • EU ‘data sovereignty’: opportunities and challenges


    In November 2018, the European Commission presented its Digital Strategy, where it set the vision to become a ‘digitally transformed, user-focused and data-driven administration by 2022’.

  • The role of ethics in artificial intelligence and data usage


    The EU’s digital agenda for the next mandate will be marked by a series of broad-ranging reforms, from artificial intelligence and data protection to digital tax. However, the issue of ethics in the digital field continues to be at the centre of the debate, namely in regulating AI and data usage.

  • No time to waste – #EUindustry calls new Commission to action

    Promoted content 29-11-2019

    Orgalim Director General Malte Lohan shares the views of Europe’s technology industries as new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her team take office – calling for a strategy that puts industrial innovation at the heart of the EU’s …

  • The EU asking the impossible

    Data protection 13-11-2019

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

  • #CECESummit 2019 – Let’s rewind!

    Promoted content 11-11-2019

    If you didn't have a chance to join us for the #CECESummit 2019, you don't know what you've missed!

  • The EU asking the impossible

    Promoted content 05-11-2019

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

  • The EU asking the impossible

    Promoted content | Data protection 28-10-2019

    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).

  • The EU’s Single Market: Digital enough to compete globally?


    The European Union, with 500 million consumers, has huge potential in digitalising the economy. The ‘Digital Single Market’ is no longer stand-alone. Rather, digitalisation affects all sectors and companies. It is argued that European digital services lag behind the US and China, especially when it comes to its global presence. However, opportunities exist in B2C and B2B services and beyond.

  • Unleashing digital opportunities in Europe

    Promoted content 25-09-2019

    Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, was in Helsinki, Finland, to meet with Finnish Prime Minister Rinne to discuss his priorities for the European Union Presidency, from building sustainable economic growth to achieving a carbon-free future.

  • #Media4Democracy: ‘VP Democracy’ for Sound Platforms & Independent Media

    Politics 28-06-2019

    Following the EU Elections, it will be clear if online platforms were used to influence the outcome. Newly elected MEPs will have the opportunity to review the future strategy for the media sector, ensuring its sustainability and support to democracy. They may wish to create a media intergroup.

  • AI-enabled facial recognition: More than just ethics?

    Cybersecurity 07-06-2019

    Facial recognition technology has been advancing rapidly over the past decade and is starting to be common in more devices, more places and real time. The odds are that facial biometrical information is already being analysed regularly. While there are numerous …

  • Delivering a connected future

    Special Report | Promoted content 21-05-2019

    A connected Europe is closer than you might think. An explosion of new digital services is just around the corner, from autonomous driving to e-democracy and virtual reality.

  • An Innovative and Responsible Europe: Empowering young people

    Economy & Jobs 17-05-2019

    According to the UN, quality education is the foundation to create sustainable development. Education and teachers’ empowerment are therefore considered as key factors in supporting youth as a globally connected engine for change.

  • Information, Trust and Elections in the Digital Age

    Promoted content 15-05-2019

    Online campaigns are as essential as town hall hustings for candidates, while malicious actors have been attempting to deploy cyber-attacks and disinformation to disrupt democratic processes in recent years.

  • ‘Trust is a must’ for the future of the EU’s Digital Single Market


    The future for digitisation in European business is pivotal at the moment for the EU.

  • Tweets of the Week: Brexit stalls, copyright passes, cars brake, and daylight savings

    Politics 29-03-2019

    Brexiteers follow a predictable theme, copyright law threatens the meme, speed limits on cars make petrol heads scream and daylight savings will soon be just a dream. This episode is supported by Ceemet.

  • What role can cyber norms play in improving accountability in cyberspace?

    Cybersecurity 26-03-2019

    In the digital world, the evidence of cyberattacks is often spread across technology providers, telecom operators, and victims. Furthermore, if it is a government behind the cyberattack then the challenge of proving their responsibility becomes all the more complex.