About: The Digital Brief

Digital & Media 21-01-2022

Digital Brief powered by YouTube: DSA plenary, Germany stalling, voice assistant

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 14-01-2022

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: Europol’s saga, Schrems II fallout, DMA trilogue

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 07-01-2022

Digital Brief: Reynders leaves the fence, 2022 outlook, France gets big on curbing Big Tech

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We have not so far identified issues with the Irish data protection rules or have evidence that these rules...
Digital & Media 10-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: gig economy, roaming extension, battle of amendments

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 03-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DGA adopted, AI Act moves ahead

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 26-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: DMA & DSA adopted, biometric ban, political ads

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “France’s priority [during the EU presidency] will be to defend the Council’s priorities and to ensure that we are...
Digital & Media 19-11-2021

Digital Brief: DSA general approach, DMA compromise, data retention

EURACTIV’s Digital Brief brings you a weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 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...
Digital & Media 22-10-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: vital encryption, Germany’s coalition talks, e-Evidence approaching

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It would have been impossible for me to whistleblow without encryption. My first messages to journalists were made with...
Digital & Media 15-10-2021

EDPS on the future of privacy

We have asked the European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiorowski about its recent proposal to organise a conference to review the enforcement of GDPR, the EU privacy law.
Digital & Media 15-10-2021

Digital Brief: DMA & DSA compromise texts, roaming adoption, Europol nears recast mandate

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The European Council reviewed progress on the digital agenda and key legislative files. It encourages the co-legislators to […]...
Digital & Media 08-10-2021

Media freedom for the digital age

Digital technologies and the rise of online platforms have reshaped how we produce, share and consume news, but the concept of media freedom has seen comparatively little change.
Digital & Media 24-09-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: TTC priorities, common charger, country of origin row

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The EU and the US acknowledge the need for controls on trade in certain dual-use items, in particular certain...
Digital & Media 24-09-2021

Germany’s digital prospects

German elections are eventually upon us. As the EU largest economy heads to the first polls of the post-Markel era, EURACTIV’s correspondent in Germany Oliver Noyan helps us decode the positions of the main German parties in relation to key digital issues.
Digital & Media 17-09-2021

European tech on the DMA

Interview with Trivago CEO Axel Hefer and the Managing Director of Visual Meta Johannes Kotte on the perspective of European tech companies on the Digital Markets Act.
Digital & Media 10-09-2021

What’s in sight for the EU digital sovereignty?

We take a look at the upcoming digital trends and challenges as presented in the European Commission’s strategic oversight report.
Cybersecurity 27-08-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: US national (cyber)security, UK tech superpower bid

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “I’ve invited you all here today because you have the power, the capacity, and the responsibility, I believe, to...
Digital & Media 22-07-2021

Where is the EU semiconductor strategy going?

The economic impact of the semiconductor shortage has prompt all major industrial players to ramp up their investments. We discuss what the EU done so far, and if it is working.
Digital & Media 15-07-2021

Right to repair: how sustainable are our electronic devices?

The green and digital transitions rank on top of the EU agenda, but as far as digital devices are concerned, they do not really go together
Digital & Media 09-07-2021

Killer acquisitions in the digital single market

Introducing merger regulations for Big Tech is at the centre of the debate for competition policy
Digital & Media 01-07-2021

France’s tech ambitions

We take a deeper look at the state of play of France’s tech strategy and the challenges that lay ahead.
Digital & Media 26-06-2021

Slovenia on the watchlist

This week Slovenia has entered the international human rights watchlist for the repeated attacks on the press. We have taken a closer look at the country’s declining media freedom.
Data protection 18-06-2021

Digital Brief powered by ITI: EU-US summit, no one-stop shop, UK adequate

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.     “The US and the EU share the same values around privacy, its protection and democracies and open society, which...
Digital & Media 17-06-2021

What’s the scope for tech cooperation across the Atlantic?

Technology has become a key dimension of transatlantic relations. We take stock of the EU-US summit, discussing the outcome for the tech sector.