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Disinformation 25-05-2022

Austria to combat deep fakes amid increasing use of the technology

The Austrian government published an action plan to fight deep fakes on Wednesday (25 May), aiming at better tackling disinformation and hate speech. On the EU level, several legislative texts also seek to address the growing issue.
Technology 20-05-2022

Tech Brief: Russia looms large at TTC, Microsoft loosens up, net neutrality

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 17-05-2022

Updates to transparency obligations in latest AI Act compromise text

The French Presidency has issued a new compromise text on the AI Act, proposing changes to the transparency obligations on different AI systems, amongst other measures. 
Technology 13-05-2022

Tech Brief: the encryption question, NIS2 agreed, platform workers’ battle

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Today’s proposal sets clear obligations for companies to detect and report the abuse of children, with strong safeguards guaranteeing...
Technology 10-05-2022

France pitches changes to the supervisory board, market surveillance in AI regulation

Yet another compromise text on the AI Act has been circulated amongst the diplomats of the EU Council by the French Presidency ahead of a working party meeting on Tuesday (10 May)
Technology 05-05-2022

French EU presidency wants ‘proportionate’ fines, extended deadlines in AI Act

The French presidency of the EU Council has made a series of proposals regarding the enforcement of the EU's Artificial Intelligence Act, in a new compromise text seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 02-05-2022

Internet filters do not infringe freedom of expression if they work well. But will they?

The EU Court has clarified that filters should not be trusted when they cannot do their job with adequate precision. But their supervision remains weak. The upcoming AI Act offers an opportunity to address this, writes Martin Husovec.
Technology 29-04-2022

Digital Brief: DSA agreement, upload filters safeguards, GDPR redress

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The DSA will upgrade the ground rules for all online services in the EU. It will ensure that the...
Technology 26-04-2022

French Presidency pushes for alignment with the new legislative framework in AI Act

France is proposing several changes to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act to ensure better alignment with the new legislative framework, the EU’s legislation that regulates market surveillance and conformity assessment procedures.
Technology 22-04-2022

Digital Brief: future of the internet, cyber centre delays, DSA’s endgame  

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We call for a new Declaration for the Future of the Internet that includes all partners who actively support...
Technology 15-04-2022

Digital Brief: DMA final text, DSA approaching, AIA draft report

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Delegations will find attached the final 4-column document (Articles and Recitals) after technical finalisation to reflect the provisional political...
Technology 12-04-2022

Regulation is the only way to make online platforms serve society, MEP says

How can online platforms that seek to maximise profits be made compatible with or even foster consumer protection, democratic processes, and worker rights? For European lawmaker Tiemo Wölken, the short answer is regulation.
Technology 11-04-2022

Leading MEPs raise the curtain on draft AI rules

The two European Parliament co-rapporteurs finalised the Artificial Intelligence (AI) draft report on Monday (11 April), covering where they have found common ground. The most controversial issues have been pushed further down the line.
Technology 08-04-2022

Digital Brief: Google’s new cookies policy, CJEU slams data retention in Ireland, France

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Narratives borrowed from the Kremlin’s playbook [have] resurfaced in Chinese state-controlled channels” -EUvsDisinfo    Story of the week: Google...
Technology 05-04-2022

French Presidency pitches changes to law enforcement provisions in the AI Act

A new compromise text on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and law enforcement marks more swift progress on the AI Act in the EU Council, with the French Presidency aiming for at least a partial general approach in June.
Technology 04-04-2022

Digital transition could be risk or opportunity for climate says UN official

Sustainability should be integrated into the digital transition to avoid inadvertently accelerating the climate crisis, according to a UN official. 
Technology 23-03-2022

EU lawmakers adopt recommendations on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA), a special committee set up in September 2020 to analyse the horizontal impact of Artificial Intelligence on society, has concluded with its own-initiative report, adopted on Tuesday (22 March).
Technology 11-03-2022

Digital Brief: health data space, Russian internet sovereignty, DMA’s final rush

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 04-03-2022

Digital Brief: RT ban, internet struggles, Big Tech takes sides

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We will not let Kremlin apologists pour their toxic lies justifying Putin’s war or sow the seeds of division...
Technology 02-02-2022

The EU needs to protect (more) against AI manipulation

The European Commission published a proposal in April 2021 for the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the EU. It set up some prohibitions on AI manipulation,  which is a good start but does not do enough. The Slovenian EU presidency has since made important suggestions to the proposal, but they can do better still.
Technology 31-01-2022

Action needed to address gender inequality in gig economy, report finds

The rise of AI and the platform economy is hitting men and women differently and risks exacerbating gender inequality, a report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has found. 
Technology 14-01-2022

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: Europol’s saga, Schrems II fallout, DMA trilogue

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 07-01-2022

Digital Brief: Reynders leaves the fence, 2022 outlook, France gets big on curbing Big Tech

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We have not so far identified issues with the Irish data protection rules or have evidence that these rules...
Technology 27-12-2021

2022: The turning point in EU’s digital policy

The EU's ambitious digital policies face a moment of truth in 2022. EURACTIV takes a closer look at what is coming up.