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Data protection 14-05-2019

User data on the Internet: Manipulation as a business model

European election campaigns are well underway and online votes are also being sought. In such situations, the temptation to misuse data is great, as the Cambridge Analytica scandal in the US elections demonstrated. In the EU, parties have also long relied on advanced data analysis, but is this still legal? EURACTIV Germany talked to a communication expert.
Competition 27-06-2018

Vestager: ‘I’d like a Facebook that I pay, with full privacy’

In an exclusive interview, the EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, told EURACTIV.com that the US social network Facebook is on her radar screen but not the e-commerce giant Amazon, which is also suspected of abusing its dominant position.
Automated vehicles 03-04-2018

Cities’ backlash against big tech is only starting

American tech giants like Google and Uber are facing backlash from regulators across Europe---and increasingly from city governments.
Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, president of the Article 29 Working Party
Data protection 08-02-2018

Falque-Pierrotin leaves top EU post before dawn of ‘new era’ for privacy

EU regulators have forced tech giants to comply with the bloc's strict data protection rules. But when Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin took over as top EU privacy watchdog in 2014, she said the mostly American companies were ignorant about Europe’s strict standards and thought "the world is uniform".
Digital & Media 29-04-2016

Ex-DARPA chief: ‘Innovation with no goals is not efficient’

Ken Gabriel has dedicated his life to innovation and entrepreneurship at Google, and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For Gabriel innovation boils down to “satisfying an unmet need”.
Margrethe Vestager
Digital & Media 11-01-2016

Vestager: We should thank the Luxleaks whistleblowers

EXCLUSIVE / Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s powerful competition commissioner, believes “everyone should thank the whistleblowers and investigative journalists” who uncovered the so-called ‘Luxleaks’ scandal and says she is “personally in favour” of country-by-country reporting on corporate taxation.
Digital

Google: Interest in computer science education is exploding globally

The digital industry is increasingly being asked to assist educational providers in making computer science learning more engaging for students. Lack of digital skills will result in a shortfall of 900,000 jobs within the sector by 2020, says Jon Steinberg.
Digital & Media 09-04-2014

Expert: The case for search neutrality

SPECIAL REPORT / The neutrality of the internet may not only be a matter of traffic management, but also of search results, as dominant operators increasingly have the chance to direct consumers’ choices, says net neutrality expert Innocenzo Genna, in an interview with EURACTIV. 

Tech guru: Build innovation ecosystems, not a Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is a concept that is hard to replicate, so Europeans should instead strive to build ecosystems for innovation that rely on investment, talent, leadership and risk, high-tech guru David Parekh tells EURACTIV.