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Digital & Media 26-09-2014

EU privacy watchdogs give Google guidelines to change privacy practices

European data privacy regulators on Thursday handed Google a package of guidelines to help it bring the way it collects and stores user data in line with EU law, after six regulators opened investigations into the US internet giant.
Trade & Society 12-07-2012

Brussels unveils ‘smart cities’ innovation scheme

The European Commission has announced a new €365 million a year innovation partnership scheme aimed at boosting the development of ‘smart’ technologies in cities, EU officials told the press on Tuesday (10 July). 
Digital & Media 12-12-2008

Commission unveils plans to ‘green’ ICT

The European Commission will publish proposals next February to boost the use of smart technologies to combat climate change, Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding told industry representatives in Brussels.
Digital & Media 12-11-2008

’Collective intelligence’ tool enters European Parliament

Interactive tools have made their way into the European Parliament for the first time, facilitating large-scale deliberation during a high-level conference on climate change yesterday (11 November).

How Europe could leapfrog the US in productivity

Despite Europe leading the United States in the application of digital technologies, it is still far behind in overall economic productivity, argues Robert Atkinson, the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, in the summer edition of Europe's World.
Digital & Media 20-11-2007

The environmental impact of e-business and ICT

Scientific assessments of the environmental impact of information and communications technologies (ICT) are generally insufficient, write Lan Yi and Hywel R. Thomas in this paper from the University of Cardiff.
Digital & Media 08-06-2007


The Commission’s i2010 programme aims to promote convergence in information and communication technologies by 2010, an ambition that Brussels considers vital to the overall objective of boosting innovation and jobs.
Digital & Media 22-02-2007

Commission lays ground for next-generation wireless electronics

A Commission decision to harmonise radio frequencies used by ultra-wideband technology is expected to boost the market for wireless services and products, including laptops, mobile phones and televisions.

Large public-private research initiative set for 2007

ARTEMIS, the first European Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) will conduct research in embedded computing systems, with 3 billion euro expected to be spent on electronics and software from 2007-2013.
Transport 29-09-2006

Life-saving technologies being ignored

'Smarter' car technology could save thousands of lives, but consumers are unaware of its benefits.
Digital & Media 15-02-2005

Brief – Poor lag behind in access to the internet

Women have overtaken men in the use of ICT and the elderly are taking up the new skills, but the poor still lag behind, says a new EU report on digital divide.
Digital & Media 20-01-2005

The European Union and its eGovernment development policy

In this book, Antonio Alabau from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), tries to answer the following question in the context of the Lisbon strategic objectives: Can the EU, using instruments from its Industrial, Trans-European Networks, Research and Technological Development, Internal Market, Competition and Regional Development Policies, get public administrations to use ICT, carry out organisational changes, improve public services and democratic processes and develop their public policies?
Digital & Media 02-12-2004

ICT and Social Capital in the Knowledge Society

This report from the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS - part of the Joint Research Centre - European Commission) examines the relationship between ICTs and social capital against the backdrop of the Lisbon objectives. It develops the notions of digital divide and death of distance to concludes with key messages to policy makers.
Digital & Media 19-11-2004

Rising stars in information and communication technology

This report examines the ten concepts considered to have the brightest prospects in terms of the potential to gain widespread use during this decade: internet telephony (VoIP), advanced mobile radio technology (WLAN, UMTS, WiMax), biometrics, quantum cryptography, Model Driven Architecture (MDA), decentralised storage (ILM), decentralised data processing (grid computing), open-source software, outsourcing, and radio tagging (RFID).
Digital & Media 19-10-2004

Information Society Technologies (IST): a user-friendly information society [Archived]

The IST 2004 event took place from 15-17 November 2004 in The Hague (Netherlands) under the theme "People and the economy".  IST 2004 consisted of conferences and exhibitions and provided ICT professionals with networking opportunities.