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28 January 2021 - Edition no.226
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POLICY

Joint Statement on Strengthening sectoral social dialogue in the services industry: The all-important role of social partners in building a resilient Europe

ETNO - 28 JANUARY 2021

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5 charts that explain the digital transatlantic relationship

Politico - 28 January 2021

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EU Artificial Intelligence regulation at risk in WTO e-commerce deal, study says

Euractiv - 27 January 2021

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MEPs: Hold companies accountable for harm caused to people and planet

European Parliament - 27 January 2021

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Joint Statement by Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders ahead of Data Protection Day

Euroepean Commission - 27 january 2021

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Billions of euros lost to poor tax data, EU watchdog says

Politico - 26 January 2021

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Xi warns Biden and EU not to reignite Cold War

POLITICO - 25 JANUARY 2021

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New alliances for new solutions:
President von der Leyen at the Davos Agenda Week 2021

The European Commission President  Ursula von der Leyen  delivered a special address at the  Davos Agenda Week 2021 during a session on the ‘State of the world'.  

Speaking about digitalisation and the storming of the U.S. Capitol, President  von der Leyen  said: “We must address the darker sides of the digital world. We must nurture our democracy every day, and defend our institutions against the corrosive power of hate speech, disinformation, fake news and incitement to violence.”  

On the business model of online platforms, the EU Commission President said: “It has an impact not only on free and fair competition, but also on our democracies, our security and on the quality of our information. We need to contain this immense power of the big digital companies. We want it clearly laid down that internet companies take responsibility for the manner in which they disseminate, promote and remove content.”  

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TEDTalks: 6 big ethical questions about the future of AI

AI is all around us and in the future, we will surely see more and more if it in our daily lives. Knowing this, how can we ensure that AI systems are built in a responsible, safe, and sustainable manner. Genevieve Bell, director of the 3A institute, is an expert on ethical AI and shares six questions to broaden understanding on the technology of the future.  

Check out the video to learn more.

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Reports

Who Is Winning the AI Race: China, the EU, or the United States? — 2021 Update

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOUNDATION - JANUARY 2021

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DATA PRIVACY BENCHMARK STUDY

CISCO – JANUARY 2021

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Facts & Figures

nine opportunities for 5G on-site, on the move and in communities  

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The potential of #digital solutions to design and manage a #CircularEconomy is only now starting to be explored, according to @Europarl_EN ’s report. We look forward to contributing to make the ambitious #EUGreenDeal a reality! Full report: bit.ly/39uUCPe
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@VeraJourova

We launched public consultation on transparency of political advertising and help to keep free and fair elections and fight with #disinformation. Help us to make it relevant: bit.ly/3pAzEFe:
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@LiseFuhr

The total telecom investment in Europe was at €48.6bn in 2019. What are the figures for 2020? We are close to publishing the #StateofDigi 2020 report offering the latest insights on this but many more other facts and figures!
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@DSMeu

"We cannot accept that decisions, that have a far-reaching impact on our democracy, are taken by #computer programmes alone." President @vonderleyen at @wef #DavosAgenda remarked the importance of #DigitalServiceAct for the #DigitalEU. Full video: youtu.be/dPcMTsWuF20
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From a greater adoption of sensors to a password-less future and closing the digital divide, 2021 will accelerate technologies that allow for more agility, resilience, and #innovation. Read @Cisco ’s top 6 tech trends for 2021 and beyond: bit.ly/35JcbKi #TechTrends
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@Orange_Brussels

At @EIF4eu event, @orange supports the EC’s ambition for an European Alliance for Industrial #Data & #Cloud: need to coordinate & stimulate investments, support existing industrial projects like #GaiaX & move to decentralised cloud infrastructures – Time to act is now !
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TECH

Verizon plans to almost double its mmWave 5G coverage this year

The Verge - 26 January 2021

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Telefónica, IBM and Red Hat team up to plant seeds for Cloud Garden 2.0

total telecom - 26 January 2021

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Qualcomm to supply General Motors with 'cockpit' chips for next generation vehicles

Reuters - 26 January 2021

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Germany urges Taiwan to help ease auto chip shortage

Reuters - 24 January 2021

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WhatsApp loses millions of users after terms update

The guardian - 24 January 2021

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Events
JANUARY 
CPDP,
27-29 January 2021, Virtual event

Enforcing rights in 2021: A Changing World

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FEBRUARY
DigitalEurope,
1 February 2021, Virtual Event

Masters of Digital 2021: digital as the driver for Europe's recovery

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Centre on Regulation in europe,
1 February 2021, Virtual Event

Connected throughout Europe’s recovery and strategic autonomy

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The Economist,
1-5 February 2021, Virtual Event

Innovation@Work Virtual Week: Reimagining Leadership, Collaboration and Productivity

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ENISA,
2-4 February 2021, Virtual Event

Cybersecurity Standardization Conference 2021

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Forum Europe,
23-25 February 2021, Virtual Event

the European 5G conference 2021

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