#ETNODigital: European Elections, Telecoms views on #GDPR, Gender divides on digital education & much more!
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29 May 2019 - Edition n.154
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Tomorrow is Ascension Day and our team will be enjoying an official national holiday.

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Pro-Europe vote fragments but limits nationalist gains in EU election
Reuters - 26 May 2019
European election’s winners and losers
POLITICO - 27 May 2019
Gender balance becomes paramount in race for top EU jobs
EurActiv - 28 May 2019
Europe hit by green wave
EurActiv - 26 May 2019
E-commerce: Council adopts supplementary mandate for WTO negotiations
Council of the EU – 27 May 2019
German regulator plans lighter touch in fibre access market
Telecompaper – 27 May 2019
On GDPR anniversary, French privacy watchdog says penalties are looming
POLITICO – 25 May 2019
Poland has filed a complaint against the European Union’s copyright directive
The Verge – 25 May 2019
YouTube tirade disrupts Merkel party’s EU campaign
POLITICO – 24 May 2019

Happy Birthday GDPR: a telecoms view on the first year

As the GDPR turns one, 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.

GDPR implementation has implied a huge effort in terms of adapting organisations from a legal and managerial viewpoint. According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), 500.000 European organisations have registered Data Protection Officers (DPOs) within the first year of GDPR application.

Read more here.


‘Trust is a must’ for the future of the EU’s Digital Single Market
The EU is sandwiched between two global powers - US and China-. Amid rising concerns over cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, what is the place for the EU in this context? Watch EurActiv’s talks with policy makers, key business leaders and people involved in digitisation in business at the European Business Summit.
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I'd blush if I could: closing gender divides in digital skills through education
UNESCO – May 2019
Digital life abroad
InterNations – May 2019

2019 social media demographics

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We look forward to welcoming all newly elected MEPs & their staff to the #EPDigitalWelcome reception jointly organised with @GSMAPolicy & @DIGITALEUROPE on 2 July in Strasbourg, at the first plenary session of the new legislature: http://bit.ly/2LgguF6  #EP2019 #EUElections2019 Link to tweet


What is the European way to #SDGs? Is technology an enabler or an obstacle to achieving them? We discuss this and much more #digital and #telco topics at the #FTETNO Summit 2019, on 2/12/19. For more info: https://live.ft.com/Events/FT-ETNO-Summit-2019… #EUParliament #EP2019 #EUElections2019 Link to tweet


Looking forward to the @GSMA #Mobile360 – Security for 5G event next week! @LiseFuhr, Member of our Board of Directors and Founder Member of @Women4Cyber, will deliver a speech on #5G security predictions🌐 More information ➡️ https://www.mobile360seri… Link to tweet


Whilst #GDPR has been seen as projecting #EU leadership on #privacy globally, concerns about restricting #innovation remain high, not least because of potential competing rules in the proposed #ePrivacy. ETNO #blogpost by Cristina Vela & @grassia_paolo 👉 https://etno.eu/news/all-news… Link to tweet


Right now, #5G is being switched on around the world. Our latest report explores how #AI is shaping the future of your mobile networks - read it today! http://m.eric.sn/P8IQ50uriTq Link to tweet


Precision farming and #digital solutions are making European #agriculture, more competitive & #sustainable🌱. #RuralBroadband can be a key enabler 👉 https://ec.europa.eu/digital-sing… Link to tweet
Orange to showcase 8KTV and 5G at Roland Garros
Total Telecom - 28 May 2019
Qualcomm and Lenovo reveal the first Snapdragon-powered 5G PC
Qualcomm – 27 May 2019
Driverless delivery vans are here as production begins in China
Bloomberg – 28 May 2019
Google rolls out dining and translation filters to Lens
TechCrunch - 28 May 2019
Regulate facial recognition technology before it is too late
FT – 27 May 2019
Google to invest 600 million euros in Finnish data center
Reuters – 27 May 2019
City of London plans 15mph speed limit to cut air pollution
FT – 24 May 2019
Youtubers and record labels are fighting, and record labels keep winning
The Verge – 24 May 2019
Cullen International, 4 – 5 June 2019, Brussels
European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) - main provisions and changes
London Tech Week, 12 - 13 June 2019, London
TechXLR8 2019
European Commission, 13 - 14 June 2019, Bucharest
Digital Assembly 2019
ETNO, GSMA and DIGITALEUROPE, 2 July 2019, Strasbourg
Digital Welcome for all Members of the European Parliament
GeSI, 18 – 19 July 2019, New York
Innovation and Design Workshop
Cullen International, 1 - 2 October 2019, Brussels
Specialist training: Consumer protection in the telecoms sector
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