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5 November 2020 - Edition no.217
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ETNO position paper on the New IP proposal

ETNO - 5 November 2020

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EU Commission to introduce sanctions regime for illegal content in Digital Services Act

Euractiv - 4 November 2020

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What you need to know about EU, US and UK data talks

Politico - 2 November 2020

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Visegrad Four want to distinguish between ‘illegal’ and ‘harmful’ content in Digital Services Act

euractiv- 2 November 2020

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Online giants will have to open ad archives to EU antitrust regulators

Reuters - 30 October 2020

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Focus on

Delivering a Green and Digital Recovery through Connectivity

10 November 2020, 10h00 – 11h30 CET, Online event

Next Generation EU will accelerate investment in strategic economic areas that will create jobs and promote recovery from the current crisis, whilst supporting the EU’s green and digital transitions. Fostering the widespread deployment of very high capacity networks, including 5G, will  be a key plank of the EU recovery and resilience plan, by bridging the digital divide and paving the way for positive spill-over effects on society as a whole.

In this context, ETNO organises an online workshop for policymakers to discuss the role that the telecommunications sector will play to reach sustainable recovery goals. Leading EU telcos will provide real case examples of making digital infrastructure and services greener, and participants will bring their perspectives on the best strategies to put digital investments at the service of more sustainable European societies.

Felicia Stanescu, Head of Unit RECOVER.B2 in the European Commission and MEPs Dragoș Pîslaru, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Nicolás González Casares will join the panel discussion on sustainable recovery through connectivity.

Maya Ormazabal, Head of Environment and Climate Change at Telefonica and Emilie Wedell-Wedellsborg, Director of Sustainability at TDC Group will share insights on best business practices.

Interested in joining us? Request to attend the workshop at this link.


Keynote Panel | Built to last: Upgrading Europe’s manufacturing

Watch the keynote panel from our latest Tech & Politics Forum by FT-ETNO on uprading Europe's manufacturing. An early test to Europe’s revamped industrial strategy and technological sovereignty plans will be its ability to digitise its manufacturing capabilities.

Through creative partnerships and with the backing of cutting-edge, cross-market policy, industrial players have the potential to achieve longevity for some of the Continent’s most famous exports. How can innovative manufacturers, network operators and the tech ecosystem work together towards safe, climate-friendly factories that make products consumers are incentivised to buy? Find the full video below. 

Technology and Democracy: Understanding the influence of online technologies on political behaviour and decision-making


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Susceptibility to misinformation about COVID-19 around the world  


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Facts & Figures

Where 5G technology has been deployed

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#5G is a new world, not a new word. As we head towards an economic recession, it is important to understand the expectations on how #5G can make a difference for businesses & SMEs in local markets. Read the latest blogpost signed by @Gabriel_Daia:
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Closing #gender pay gaps is a key step to ensuring a thriving & #inclusive Europe. Our #GenderEqualityPlans in the new #EUResearchArea, #HorizonEU & #DEAP support #women in #STEM & promote gender balance at all levels.!tc43Xr #EUEqualPayDay @EU_H2020
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#Connectivity will be central to delivering a Green and #DigitalRecovery. But how do we get there? Join us on 10 November to learn from top EU policymakers and 📱telco representatives leading work on #sustainability, #ClimateChange and #environment:
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We must build an open, trustworthy and value-based infrastructure ecosystem in the EU, which facilitates the sharing of data among businesses and public sector while guaranteeing data sovereignty in compliance with European values:
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#Data is the fuel of the global #DigitalTransformation Robot face. Sharing & using data can: Improve #healthcare Generate new products+services Improve sustainability + #energyefficiency & more. Have a look #DigitalEU #EBDVF2020
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Twitter, Facebook suspend some accounts as U.S. election misinformation spreads online

POLITICO - 3 November 2020

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BT turning Belfast Harbour into 5G hub

Total Telecom - 2 November 2020

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Walmart drops plans to use robots for tracking inventory

Reuters - 2 NOVEMBER 2020

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Nokia’s new chief vows to do ‘whatever it takes to win in 5G’

Financial Times - 29 October 2020

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Delivering a Green and Digital Recovery through Connectivity

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17 November 2020, VIRTUAL EVENT

Who Decides: AI, Democracy and the shift in power

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26 November 2020, VIRTUAL EVENT


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1 December, virtual event

The Global Digital Race: Regional sovereignty, Global partnershipss

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The European Data Protection & Privacy Conference

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