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    ETNO welcomes nomination of Commissioners-designate

    ETNO welcomes nomination of Commissioners-designate

    Brussels, 10 September 2019 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading providers of digital networks and services, welcomes today’s announcement on the Commissioners-designate for President Ursula Von Der Leyen’s College.

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    #Dialogue4Tech: Europeans are users, consumers, entrepreneurs… citizens!

    The new EU political leadership is clear: digitisation and tech innovation are both a huge opportunity and a challenge for Europe. We must find our place on the global digital map. In this context, key stakeholders gathered for our 3rd #Dialogue4Tech, dedicated to the EU approach to digital services. One thing clearly emerged from the conversation: in their relationship with fast evolving technologies, Europeans are primarily digital “citizens”. This means they have a range of diverse needs, as users, consumers, entrepreneurs, innovators.

    19 July, 2019 Read more
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    ETNO #Dialogue4Tech: new digital tunes with new EU conductors

    The “European political orchestra” is in the process of changing its conductors and lead players. Some get to keep their spots, but all have of them are working on a fresh policy repertoire.

    Many of the legislative initiatives and policies in the pipeline have to do with a very sensitive issue: the balance between digital freedoms and ensuring responsibility in the digital space. Both are of essence for European democracies and for the socio-economic growth of the content.

    12 July, 2019 Read more
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    Trustworthy AI: EU recommendations send strong political signal

    Brussels, 26 June 2019 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomed today the “Policy and Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy AI”, developed by the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.

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    Europe should avoid a false start on C-ITS: industry calls for Council to object the rushed adoption of the Delegated Act

    Open Letter to the Council

    Brussels, 25 June 2019 – As the Council of the European Union prepares to decide on the Delegated Regulation on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), we call upon Member States to formally object to the current version of the Delegated Act. The proposed Regulation fails to ensure technology-neutrality, ignoring that newer technologies have emerged in recent years, offering unique capabilities to accelerate the market penetration of C-ITS and to deliver enhanced safety in a global ecosystem. Moreover, the significant concerns raised by the Council Legal Service on the lawfulness of certain provisions of the Regulation cannot be ignored.

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    Happy Birthday GDPR: a telecoms view on the first year

    By Cristina Vela, Chairwoman, Data Protection, Trust and Security Working Group, ETNO and Paolo Grassia, Director of Public Policy, ETNO

    Brussels, 24 May 2019 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) turns 1 year old and European telcos can look back with satisfaction at months of hard work on the implementation. Whilst GDPR has been seen as projecting European leadership on privacy globally, concerns about restricting innovation remain high, not least because of potential competing rules in the proposed ePrivacy Regulation.

    24 May, 2019 Read more
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    ETNO launches #Dialogue4Tech: digital transformation, trust and sustainability are centre-stage

    Europe’s industrial sectors are in the midst of digital transformation. This comes with huge opportunities for socio-economic growth, but also with the necessity to build trust across sectors of society and to scale-up sustainability efforts. Also, the need for Europe to aim for a global leadership position in tech has never been so high.

    17 May, 2019 Read more
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    Joint Industry Statement On Protecting And Supporting Connected And Automated Driving Made in EU

    Brussels, 15 April 2019 – The European Parliament and the Council are currently debating a Delegated Regulation on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The European Parliament Transport committee has this week called to halt the approval of this delegated act. We agree.

    15 April, 2019 Read more
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    Artificial Intelligence: Europe should take the lead on trustworthy solutions

    Brussels, 8 April 2019 – ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, welcomed today the European High-Level Expert Group “Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)” and called for supporting European solutions through sustained levels of investment and innovation.

    8 April, 2019 Read more
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