In light of the disruptive impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission is assessing the need to delay a series of important actions, including in the field of digital affairs, a draft copy of the executive's working programme seen by EURACTIV reveals.
Administrative staff at European Parliament have been tasked with developing technology that will "facilitate the remote participation" of MEPs during the prolonged period of remote working brought on as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, documents seen by EURACTIV reveal.
Phishing emails, trojans and spam are now spreading over the Internet. Experts estimate that more than three percent of coronavirus websites that have been created since the beginning of the year contain malicious content.
Digitalisation has produced new challenges ranging from cybersecurity vulnerabilities and disinformation to gaming addiction and cyberbullying. Younger generations offer unique insights into these challenges but find themselves on the margins of EU policy debates, writes Laura Groenendaal.
The European Commission is mulling over measures to bolster competition rules for digital services in order to rein in the dominance of global tech giants and foster "technologies that work for people", a draft communication obtained by EURACTIV reveals.
Global tech giants have been sowing the seeds of an economy predicated on 'biopower', amid the EU's attempts to rein in their dominance, the bloc's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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“GDPR includes provisions which could potentially hinder the development of data-driven, self-learning algorithmic systems.”
Almost half of the UK's digital exports go to the European Union, recently published UK government figures have revealed, amid growing concerns in the tech industry ahead of the country's scheduled departure from the EU at the end of 31 October.
How can European companies operating in the digital services and e-commerce market be supported, while at the same time making sure consumers are protected? And how can tax policy be rethought to fit the digital marketplace?
Technological progress has enabled new forms of work that offer diversity, adaptability and novel methods of labour market participation, but it is also presenting some challenges. Michael Freytag explains the implications and challenges.
The scary thing about AI is that it is hard to predict how far technology can go - and whether it manages to politically control them in such a way that in the end mankind retains the upper hand. Skepticism prevails among Germans. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Europe’s bid to lead the digital and advanced technology trend will be lost if the EU and national governments don’t take steps to make skills development in digitisation their priority. Digital skills need to be conveyed at all levels and in all forms of education to ensure Europe’s global position, writes Martina Dlabajová.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly on the radar of EU policymakers – not surprising, given the technology’s potential to enhance the competitiveness of European industry while delivering significant societal benefits. But what steps can decision makers take to fully tap into the opportunities on offer?
FleishmanHillard is delighted to announce that Mr Claudio Murri and Dr Lukas Pfister have joined the firm as senior advisers to our technology and healthcare practices. Given the accelerating EU agendas in both of these sectors, increasing clients demands and opportunities for growth, …
Only human beings, with values, principles, knowledge in a variety of non-technological fields can recognise the inherent biases and societal problems that lie hidden in “neutral” algorithms and technology, writes Martin Schmalzried.