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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.
Digital 19-12-2019

Digital Brief: EU privacy fire

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It’s like screaming for the European fire brigade because you don’t know how to blow out a candle yourself.”...
Digital 12-12-2019

Digital Brief: Crimes against journalism

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.” -Daphne Caruana Galizia’s final remarks on her Running...
Digital 05-12-2019

Digital Brief: Mastering Innovation

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We don’t want to be dependent on imports of crucial technologies.”  – Lucilla Sioli, Director of Artificial Intelligence and...
Digital 21-11-2019

Digital Brief: Tech Biopower

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “There can be an issue of biopower when you have a relationship where there is indeed a giant that...
Digital 14-11-2019

Digital Brief: Macron’s audition

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 never seen the CEO of a company directly become an EU Commissioner working in the same area...
Digital 07-11-2019

Digital Brief: EU institution data concerns

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “EU institution staff are not aware of all the data which is collected by Microsoft.” – Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Acting...
Digital 31-10-2019

Digital Brief: Twitter’s Political Backlash

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.” – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Wednesday 30 October.  ...
Digital 24-10-2019

Digital Brief: The Brexit Edition

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.   “This is the first time ever a nascent industry has been pulled out of the only legal framework it...
Digital 17-10-2019

Digital Brief: Franco-German Copyright Front

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Some actors, such as Google, wish to free themselves from those rules.” – French President Emmanuel Macron, Wednesday 16...
Digital 10-10-2019

Digital Brief: The EU’s 5G balancing act

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Unintentional and intentional backdoors will be easier to introduce and harder to detect.” – Julian King, Security Commissioner,...
Digital 26-09-2019

Digital Brief: Copyright Commotion

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Google’s decision is not just regrettable. It is disrespectful of the spirit of the European directive and the...
Digital 19-09-2019

Digital Brief: China Edition

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 remains committed to the deployment of C-ITS...” EU Source to EURACTIV, Wednesday 18 September.   C-ITS....

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