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Technology 18-05-2022

Microsoft launches cloud changes following EU competition inquiries

Microsoft will adapt its licensing conditions in response to complaints from cloud providers and the rumblings of a competition investigation from the European Commission. 
Technology 06-05-2022

Tech Brief: connectivity’s contribution, Apple Pay probe, AI fines

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The rules in place for twenty years are running out of steam and operators no longer have...
Technology 13-04-2022

Macron reopens debate on ending anonymity online

French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated his opposition to online anonymity, stating that he will not close the door on the idea of dismantling platforms. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 28-03-2022

French presidential election: consensus among candidates on European tech protectionism

"Buy European Act" or not, the presidential candidates agree on the need to direct more public procurement towards European digital actors in order to be able, one day maybe, to fight on equal terms against the American or Chinese giants.
Technology 24-03-2022

The cloud can be subject to the private copying levy, EU Court of Justice says

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed on Thursday (24 March) that the Member States can apply the private copying levy to cloud storage services as long as the balance between the remuneration for authors and fair participation for users is respected.
Technology 07-02-2022

France reaffirms call for ‘EU tech awakening’

France reaffirmed its ambition to see the emergence of tech giants on European soil on Monday during the first day of the EU Digital Sovereignty Conference on Monday (7 February) in Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 28-01-2022

French competition watchdog to look into ‘complex’ cloud sector

France's competition watchdog announced on Thursday (27 January) that it would look into the competitive functioning of the cloud market as local players accuse US tech giants of unfair practices. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 17-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DMA plenary, DSA committee vote, French priorities

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The challenge is making our rules something that can be enforced seriously, and cannot be challenged in court all...
Technology 15-12-2021

European Commission launches new data and cloud alliance

The new European Commission-powered Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud was officially launched on Tuesday (December 14). With 39 members, the initiative gathers some of Europe's top-notch tech companies to collaborate on next-generation computing technologies.
Technology 14-12-2021

France to prioritise digital regulation, tech sovereignty during EU Council presidency

Digital regulation and tech sovereignty will be among France's digital priorities when it takes over the rotating EU Council presidency in the first half of 2022. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 10-12-2021

Macron presents France’s EU Council presidency priorities

French President Emmanuel Macron gave an overview on Thursday (9 December) of the priorities France wants to pursue when it takes over the EU Council Presidency in the first half of 2022. Reforming the border-free Schengen area, setting up a European defence system and a new European model were among the priorities he outlined. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 16-11-2021

Data show mixed situations across EU states on digital transition

The European Commission has set a number of objectives for the digital transition of member states as part of the EU's "2030 Digital Compass", and the annual progress report, released on 12 November, showed mixed results across the bloc.
Technology 12-11-2021

€2 billion in Digital Europe funding approved by Commission

The Commission has adopted the first three work programmes for its Digital Europe Programme, totalling almost €2 billion in green and digital transition funding.
Technology 05-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DSA centralised, Data Act leak, political chips, digital footprints

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 be careful not to go the extra mile in decreasing the freedom of speech.” -Věra Jourová, Vice-President...
Technology 03-11-2021

French government to pour €1.8 billion into national and EU cloud industry

The French Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, presented a plan on Tuesday (2 November) to support the French and European cloud sector with €1.8 billion over four years. French cloud industry players, however, believe these measures miss the mark as they would prefer public procurement.

European providers want DMA to address ‘unfair practices’ in cloud market

Service providers are arguing that for the European cloud market to develop, the new EU antitrust law should prevent anti-competitive practices by large software providers.
Technology 21-10-2021

French cloud industry regrets government’s ambivalence in dealing with digital giants

France's "trusted cloud" strategy is sending "contradictory messages" and leaving little room for competition in the race for digital sovereignty already dominated by the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft, French cloud industry players have said. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 06-10-2021

French defence company Thales partners with Google to offer ‘trusted cloud’

France's flagship security and defence company Thales announced a new partnership with Google on Wednesday (6 October). Its objective is to obtain the so-called "trusted cloud" label from the French government, propose a sovereign cloud service, and be operational by 2023. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 01-10-2021

Digital Brief: EU-US convergence, gatekeeper definitions, DGA adopted, NL lobbies Data Act

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This lead with regulation is dangerous. European tech companies are going to become regulated regional champions. They will not...
Technology 14-07-2021

French MP: Digital sovereignty is about being able to choose dependencies

In an interview with EURACTIV France, French centrist MP Philippe Latombe spoke about France's approach to digital sovereignty being about being able to choose who they can depend on and pointed to EU countries currently not being 'on the same page' when it comes to digital sovereignty.
Technology 21-05-2021

France launches digital sovereignty observatory

Telecom Paris and Netexplo officially launched the Technologies & Digital Sovereignty observatory on Thursday (20 May), which aims to bring together companies and startups as well as political players. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 18-05-2021

French data watchdog president: GDPR sucessfully stood ‘pandemic test’

The EU's flagship data protection regulation, known as the GDPR, has stood the test of the COVID-19 health crisis, the president of French data watchdog CNIL said at the release of the body's annual report for 2020 on Tuesday (18 May). EURACTIV France reports.
Cybersecurity 07-05-2021

EU and French cybersecurity heads call for greater cooperation, extra resources

The heads of the European and French cybersecurity agencies, who spoke to French senators on Thursday morning (6 May), called for more cooperation between EU countries and additional resources, pointing to much higher spending on cybersecurity in the United States.
Technology 16-03-2021

France gets green light to use Amazon-hosted Doctolib for jab bookings

The interim relief judge of the French Council of State ruled last Friday (12 March) that the health ministry's decision to integrate medical portal Doctolib, which uses Amazon’s hosting services, into its online booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations did not infringe privacy and personal data protection rights. EURACTIV France reports.