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Digital 02-07-2020

Digital Brief: The future of AI in Europe

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 trying to convince the Commission that such a moratorium might be useful.” – European Data Protection...
Digital 25-06-2020

Digital Brief: To GDPR or not?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “I cannot predict now whether it will be so easy.”   – Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra...
Digital 11-06-2020

Digital Brief: The Ghost of Cambridge Analytica

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Palantir is omnipresent in Europe, used by intel agencies, law enforcement, and health care. Time to shed light on...
Digital 04-06-2020

Digital Brief: The Gaia-X generation

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We are presenting to all of you perhaps the most important digital aspiration of Europe in a generation.”  ...
Digital 28-05-2020

Digital Brief: Trump Vs Twitter

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This does not make us an arbiter of truth.”   –  Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO.   Trump Vs Twitter. As...
Digital 14-05-2020

Digital Brief: Your union needs you (to use apps)

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The largest possible participation of EU citizens is necessary to exploit the full potential of tracing apps.”   – ...
Digital 07-05-2020

Digital Brief: Summer not lost

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Summer is not lost.”   –  European Commission Vice-President for Digital, Margrethe Vestager.   Summer of apps. Earlier this...
Digital 30-04-2020

Digital Brief, powered by Facebook: Could digital tax return to the EU?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “If you are looking for some fresh money as part of the Recovery fund, here is an idea: bring...
Digital 23-04-2020

Digital Brief: PEPP-PT – The Inside Story

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The PEPP-PT consortium was not doing what it promised and sharing the protocols, the code and the thinking, particularly...
Digital 16-04-2020

Digital Brief: Major security and privacy issues

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Location data is not necessary nor recommended for the purpose of contact tracing apps.”   – Common EU Toolbox...
Digital 09-04-2020

Digital Brief: One App to Rule Them All?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Given all these divergences, the European Data Protection Supervisor calls for a pan-European model ‘COVID-19 mobile application’, coordinated at...
Digital 02-04-2020

Digital Brief: Europe’s COVID-19 App Attack

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The fight against COVID-19 is defiantly pushing digitalisation further with giant leaps.”   -S&D MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri to EURACTIV,...
Digital 26-03-2020

Digital Brief: Data for the Common Good?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The Commission should clearly define the dataset it wants to obtain…” – European Data Protection Supervisor, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, 25...
Digital 19-03-2020

Digital Brief: A Brave, New and Sick World

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Europe and the whole world are facing an unprecedented situation.” – EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, 18 March...
Digital 12-03-2020

Digital Brief: A right to repair

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Many products break down too easily, cannot be reused, repaired or recycled, or are made for single use only.”...
Digital 05-03-2020

Digital Brief: The Coronavirus Edition

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic.” – World Health Organisation     This week’s issue...
Digital 27-02-2020

Digital Brief: EU police want your faces

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “If the Commission is so keen on these very invasive and far-reaching new powers for law enforcement, it should...
Digital 20-02-2020

Digital Brief: The Digital Package Explained

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “In these data we collect…lies an enormous amount of precious ideas, potential innovation, untapped potential we have to unleash.”...
Digital 06-02-2020

Digital Brief: EU competition clampdown

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 
Digital 30-01-2020

Digital Brief: What is a political ad?

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 to be careful in recognising the difference between paid political advertising and political opinions”. – Commission Vice-President...
Digital 23-01-2020

Digital Brief: UN internet crackdown

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.     “Such a treaty may become problematic in terms of human rights and rule of law protection.” – Alexander Seger,...
Digital 16-01-2020

Digital Brief: Wiretapping in the age of 5G

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 
Digital 09-01-2020

Digital Brief: von der Leyen has Chinese cyber ‘worries’

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “China is very far-reaching by now…We have to be clear in the cyber domain, where we have a lot...
Digital 03-01-2020

Digital in 2020: A geopolitical programme

Departing from a tumultuous 2019, in which several tech behemoths faced the ire of European regulators, the forthcoming twelve months in the digital arena will prove to be lively in terms of EU policy.
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