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  • A Digital Euro

    Technology 18-02-2021

    This Spring, the European Central Bank will decide whether or not to move ahead with preparatory work to launch a digital euro, a project that could have far-reaching implications for the very foundations of the financial system.

  • The Black screens of Poland

    Technology 12-02-2021

    A range of private media outlets went off the air in Poland on Wednesday

  • The future of EU robotics

    Technology 05-02-2021

    The development of next generation robotics technologies, has been cited as an important part of the EU’s future economic growth and recovery

  • Surveilling Europe’s borders

    Technology 29-01-2021

    This week Samuel Stolton speaks to an MEP who has taken the lead in making this an important issue for the EU to examine.

  • What next for Artificial Intelligence in the EU?

    Technology 22-01-2021

    In this week’s edition, we take a deep dive into the European Union’s next moves in the Artificial Intelligence space

  • Copyright in Germany

    Technology 14-01-2021

    This week, we hone in on one of the countries that played host to a groundswell of opposition to the plans: Germany

  • DSA & DMA Explained

    Technology 18-12-2020

    This week, EURACTIV takes a deeper dive to see what’s in store as part of the plans.

  • The future for Brexit data

    Technology 11-12-2020

    As we edge closer to December 31st, concerns are starting to amplify over how data transfers will take place between the EU and the UK after Brexit.

  • The New Competition Tool is dead

    Technology 04-12-2020

    After rumors had been circulating in Brussels earlier this week, the Commission confirmed that the publication of the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act would be pushed back to December 15th

  • The EU’s Data Governance Act unpacked

    Technology 27-11-2020

    This week, the European Commission has unveiled its highly-anticipated Data Governance Act. In our latest transmission, we take a closer look at the plans.

  • The battle for Europe’s new cyber hub

    Technology 20-11-2020

    A series of EU nations have started to make their cases for the nomination as the bloc’s next cybersecurity hub. This week, take a look at the battle for Europe’s new cyber centre.

  • Data transfers fit for Schrems?

    Technology 13-11-2020

    This week, the European Commission has published its draft decision on standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to third countries, after the Schrems II strikedown earlier this year

  • US Election Special

    Technology 06-11-2020

    This week, Samuel Stolton takes a look at how the ballot may influence the future of EU digital policy as well as transatlantic elections.

  • Big Tech Breakup

    Technology 30-10-2020

    Talk of a potential Big Tech breakup has not gone away.

  • Parliament speaks out on Digital Services Act

    Technology 23-10-2020

    The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a series of reports which could have a profound impact on the future of the platform economy

  • EU Cloud Sovereignty

    Technology 15-10-2020

    Global technology giants including Google, Microsoft, and IBM, in addition to Chinese players in the market, are welcome to take part in the EU’s ambitious cloud infrastructure project Gaia-X, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday.

  • European Digital Identity

    Technology 01-10-2020

    European Council summit where EU leaders are set to sign off on commitments made to bolster the EU's digital clout in the world, with a new series of so-called Digital Compass benchmarks for 2030. 

  • Will UK be ‘data’ adequate?

    Technology 24-09-2020

    The European Commission has concerns that certain aspects of the UK’s data protection regime may change in the future and negatively impact the safety of EU personal data

  • Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has laid out her vision for the development of digital policy in the EU.

    Technology 17-09-2020

    Presenting her future vision to MEPs earlier this week, von der Leyen outlined three areas that have become more pertinent in the context of the coronavirus

  • Competition in the digital single market

    Technology 10-09-2020

    Europe's online marketplaces should not be controlled by a handful of dominant gatekeeper platforms

  • Digital Cuts

    Technology 23-07-2020

    EU leaders earlier this week reached a 'historic agreement' on the new multi-annual financial framework and the recovery and resilience fund. 

  • Schrems II

    Technology 17-07-2020

    The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement that attempts to guarantee the secure transmission of EU data to the United States, has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice, in a ruling that will provoke major disruption to transatlantic data …

  • Cancel Culture

    Technology 09-07-2020

    This week, 150 prominent writers and academics including Noam Chomsky, Steven Pinker, Margaret Atwood, Francis Fukuyama, Salman Rushdie, and J.K Rowling, have written an open letter calling for free speech to be preserved online

  • The future of AI in Europe

    Technology 02-07-2020

    One question that has returned to the forefront of our minds this week in the tech domain is how does Europe position itself with regards to regulating artificial intelligence?