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Technology 30-06-2022

What to take away from the French EU presidency on digital issues

On the eve of handing over to the Czech Republic, the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union can look back on many achievements in the digital field during its six-month chairmanship.
Technology 22-06-2022

EU task force calls for digital commons foundation launch

There should be a new European foundation in charge of developing so-called "digital commons" across the bloc, said an EU task force asked to reflect on how to harness this tool for greater digital sovereignty.
Technology 17-06-2022

Tech Brief: DSA last frictions, disinfo code 2.0, ENISA’s sovereign requirements

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It is just a very bad precedent if we leave the substance aside for a second: an agreement...
Technology 03-06-2022

Tech Brief: AI Act amendments, Germany’s data retention, standardisation politics

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It’s really tricky, if you find an agreement with the shadows you need to be sure that it is...
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.

Facebook whistleblower calls on MEPs to make sure DSA won’t be ‘dead letter’

While revisiting the recently-agreed digital regulations, European Parliament lawmakers were joined by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen who called on them to do everything necessary to ensure that the DSA will be a "success story".
Technology 16-05-2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine dominates EU-US trade and tech talks

Russia's war in Ukraine has been at the centre of the ongoing Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Paris, on which the EU and the US gave a second update on Monday (16 May). EURACTIV France reports.
Data protection 11-05-2022

France sees boom in personal data breaches in 2021

France has hit an all-time record in notifications of personal data breaches, up 79% from 2020, the latest report of France's data protection watchdog CNIL has found. EURACTIV France reports.
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 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 23-04-2022

EU institutions reach agreement on Digital Services Act

European Union co-legislators reached an agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA), flagship legislation that will reign in the digital sphere and step up the fight against illegal content and disinformation.
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 19-04-2022

Ukraine: The DSA cannot let filters blind us to war crimes 

The Digital Services Act must protect our rights by including meaningful safeguards to uphold the fundamental rights of Internet users, especially for those engaged in the indispensable work of documenting war crimes.
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 14-04-2022

DSA: EU institutions approach agreement on online advertising clampdown

An agreement on the rules for online advertising in the EU's Digital Services Act (DSA) seems to be within reach, according to a new compromise text seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 14-04-2022

The human cost of the EU’s fragmented approach to tackling image-based sexual abuse

One month ago, the European Commission proposed a Directive, one aim of which is to punish perpetrators of cyberviolence against women, including the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Now, survivors are shocked that the EU is sliding back.
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 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 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 06-04-2022

DSA: MEPs boost measures on targeted ads in new compromise proposal

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have been working on a new proposal for a ban on the targeting of minors and the processing of sensitive data, seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 01-04-2022

Digital Brief: DSA fourth trilogue, DMA diverging views, France’s fine for Google

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Step by step we are getting closer to a deal. Still issues we don’t agree on, but hopefully we...
Technology 31-03-2022

France must not betray European citizens on the DSA at the 11th hour

As civil society, we welcomed Minister Cedric O’s commitment on Friday to prohibit targeted advertising to minors as well as the use of sensitive data for ad targeting in the DSA. Now the French Council Presidency must follow through and protect citizens, 35 NGOs write in an open letter.

DSA: The European Commission’s new strategy to cover search engines

The EU executive has put forth a non-paper on how to best include search engines in the obligations of the Digital Services Act (DSA), addressing concerns that Google and the likes might slip the regulation’s scope. The Commission’s non-paper on...

DSA: France seeks compromise on targeted advertising, marketplaces, systemic risks

In light of receiving a new mandate for a meeting with EU ambassadors, the French Presidency of the European Council proposed a compromise on some critical issues of the Digital Services Act (DSA) to the other member states.