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29 August 2019 - Edition n.163
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Strong European telcos for EU tech leadership
International Telecommunications Union – 15 July 2019
Von der Leyen looks to overhaul Commission power structure
Politico - 29 August 2019
A digital future that works for Europeans
European Commission – 27 August 2019
Ministers seek to loosen planning laws for higher 5G masts
FT – 27 August 2019
Microsoft’s lead EU data watchdog is looking into fresh Windows 10 privacy concerns
Tech Crunch – 27 August 2019
EU data caught in Facebook audio transcribing 
POLITICO – 27 August 2019
Macron defuses French digital tax row, Trump coy on wine threat
Reuters – 26 August 2019

Only 5 days to go, and a few (free) seats left! We invite all telco and tech geeks to the first 5G event under the new leadership in Brussels taking place on 3 September from 12h15 – 14h00 in Brussels, at  The Office. On this occasion, POLITICO and ETNO will host a panel discussion with industry experts that will look at vital questions for the IIOT era, including Angelika Niebler, MEP, Pearse O’Donohue, Director for Future Networks, DG CNECT, European Commission, Henri Korpi, Executive Vice President, Elisa, and Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim.

In order to register, please contact the POLITICO Events team by email at events@politico.eu. In case you are not able to join us, a livestream will be made available at this link, on the day of the event. More insights will be available on Twitter via the hashtag of the event: #POLITICO5GFuture

Find out more here.


Internet of things: Future directions, policy issues and cooperation
Nikolaos Isaris, Deputy Head of the IoT Unit at DG CNECT, discusses future IoT technological trends, connected policy issues and technology convergence’s impact.

Find out about the relationships between cities, citizens, and communities that are part of the IoT ecosystem, and the need for building partnership between people, and the private and public sector in order to develop a common European industrial data ecosystem. 
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Autonomy, artificial intelligence and robotics: Technical aspects of human control
International Committee of the Red Cross – August 2019
Building value with blockchain technology: How to evaluate blockchain’s benefits
World Economic Forum – July 2019

#CyberScams: CEO/Business Email Compromise (BEC) Fraud

By the European Banking Federation


With great #digital networks come great opportunities and #investment! #5G is taking-off in more and more countries; the shift towards #MobileData traffic will be steep & fast, but also empower several use cases. Here is my #blogpost via @ITU: http://bit.ly/2U26tMG Link to tweet


OPEN call for joining the #CopyrightStakeholderDialogue to discuss best practices for cooperation btw online content sharing service providers and rights holders for application of #Art17. DDL 18/09! More info: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single Link to tweet


Good news for the European audiovisual industry: with €120 million in 2020 our @MEDIAprogEU will continue its strong support to #EU films. Really proud of the important daily work done to stimulate Europe’s creativity, competitiveness & cultural diversity http://europa.eu/!nM98ud Link to tweet


“Network sharing is a critical tool to speed up roll-out of high-speed #broadband. The speed at which the EU will achieve its #5G objectives also depends on allowing sharing agreements”, Maarit Palovirta stated in @POLITICOEurope’s #MorningTech: https://politi.co/30Enr64 Link to tweet


During the #DA19eu in Bucharest we announced a great opportunity for #StartUps: the DISC initiative! Together with @EIBtheEUbank, @EIF @EBRD & @WorldBank, we agreed to launch the Digital Innovation & Scale-up Initiative. Re-watch the debate ▶️ https://youtu.be/aRxIM20CzH4  Link to tweet
Rwanda to phase out gas motorcycle-taxis for e-motos 
Tech Crunch – 28 August 2019
Facebook tightens rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 election
Reuters – 28 August 2019
Steve Wozniak says Apple should have broken up years ago
The Verge – 28 August 2019
Can power napping solve electric car charging challenge? 
Reuters – 27 August 2019
Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics?
Tech Crunch – 27 August 2019
Are psychiatrists really ready for the AI revolution?
MIT Tech Review – 27 August 2019
For $21 A Month, This Startup Will Offset Your Carbon Footprint
Forbes – 23 August 2019
POLITICO and ETNO, 3 September 2019, Brussels
Europe's 5G Future - Powering The IIoT Revolution
European Automobile Manufacturers Association, 4 September 2019
Leading the mobility transformation: The future of the EU auto industry
ITU Telecom, 9-12 September 2019, Budapest
ITU Telecom World 2019

Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cyber Security Cluster Bonn, Deutsche Telekom AG, 11 September 2019, Brussels

Cyber Security Threats as a Major Challenge for Digitalisation
Capacity Media, 17 – 18 September 2019, Amsterdam
Metro Connect Europe 2019
European Commission, 19 – 20 September 2019, Helsinki
Digital Excellence Forum @ ICT Proposers' Day 2019
KNect365, 24 – 25 September 2019, Madrid
5G Core Summit
Next Generation Internet Forum, 25 September 2019, Helsinki
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