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18 March 2021 - Edition no.233
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EU states to commit to ‘digital declarations’ to foster green, startup-friendly future

Euractiv - 18 March 2021

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EU leaders to call for progress in common data spaces, summit drafts reveal

Euractiv - 17 march 2021

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For Dutch election, Big Tech takes a breather

Politico - 17 March 2021

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French Data Watchdog CNIL Opens Probe Into Clubhouse App

Bloomberg - 17 March 2021

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Council approves €7.6B Digital Europe plan for cutting-edge tech

Euractiv - 16 March 2021

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Portugal wants online terror content removed within an hour

Euractiv - 12 March 2021

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Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook
Presented by ETNO

The digital policymaking agenda for the year to come is packed, but the question of how to regulate Big Tech and, in particular, how online content should be policed is now center stage on both sides of the Atlantic.

Discover this and much more on April 19 at POLITICO's virtual joint interview presented by ETNO: "Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook":

  • 4:00 PM CEST: Welcome remarks by POLITICO Technology editor, Nick Vinocur
  • 4:05 PM CEST: Welcome remarks by Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
  • 4:10 PM CEST: Joint interview with:
    • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age
    • Mark R. Warner, U.S Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Moderated by Mark Scott, Chief Technology Correspondent, POLITICO
  • 4:45 PM CEST: End of the event and closing remarks of Nick Vinocur
Register to attend here

Organized by POLITICO Europe in partnership with ETNO, this event is convening two tech thought-leaders from the EU and the U.S. for a frank and insightful joint interview on the hottest issues in digital policy at a crucial moment for the transatlantic relationship.

We look forward to seeing you join!

Data Privacy post COVID-19: What has changed and where do we go now?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, privacy has been in the spotlight, becoming an even more important priority, both for individuals and companies. European citizens and businesses have had to radically realign their lives to the new reality. While IT teams struggled with the data security and privacy challenge of a sudden migration to remote working, politicians grappled with how and whether to maintain privacy safeguards as data was shared for contact tracing and medical research.

Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss how organisations and legislative institutions are approaching privacy practices and the wider ramifications of these sentiments on international data transfers. As we explore the importance of international uniformity and cooperation, we will address the following questions:

  • Can privacy frameworks take the strain of the pandemic?
  • How have privacy expectations of citizens evolved?
  • How are businesses reacting and why?
  • Where do we go from here for international data transfers?
  • Can international cooperation define a coherent and efficient implementation of data transfer practices?



Establishment of Sustainable Data Ecosystems: Recommendations for the evolution of spatial data infrastructures


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5G Human Rights Assessment


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Facts & Figures

Who is leading the 5g patent race?  

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As the coronavirus crisis continues to challenge Europe, many have turned to technology as a way to better cope with the emergency. #5G is already helping the European healthcare sector in emergency and remote situations. Here is how: #5GAndUs 
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Today @EU_commission is putting forward a proposal for #DigitalGreenCertificate. In #Covid19 pandemic, it will help to facilitate safe free movement of citizens in Europe. When adopted, it will be a user-friendly, non-discriminatory tool respecting #dataprotection 
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Almost 3 in 4 businesses in Europe (mainly SMEs) say they don't find employees with the right digital skills. Only 1 in 6 digital specialists is a woman: to me it seems like we are depriving ourselves from half of a potential workforce, @vestager pointed:
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Good news! @EUCouncil gave green light for #DigitalEU programme €2.2b for #supercomputing €2.1b for #ArtificialIntelligence €1.7b for #cybersecurity €580m for advanced #DigitalSkills €1.1b for more #tech across economy & society
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#5G technology has the potential to enable a wide range of benefits for industries, consumers and society, as a result of increased #connectivity. But crucial human rights risks also need to be addressed. Read @ericsson ’s report here: @EricssonDigital
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On Friday, the EU will put start-up friendly legislation to member states - will they sign up?

TechCrunch - 17 March 2021

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EPIC 6G research project demonstrates 100Gbps encoder/decoder technology

telecompaper - 17 march 2021

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UK 5G auction wraps up quickly with total bids of GBP 1.4 billion

telecompaper - 17 march 2021

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France to use CCTV to monitor mask-wearing on public transport

Euractiv - 16 March 2021

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Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks, competition inquiries

Euractiv - 14 March 2021

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Portuguese Presidency,
19 March 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Day 2021

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European Parliament,
23 March 2021, Brussels

AIDA Hearing on AI and Competitivenes

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The Economist,
23 March 2021, Virtual Event

How can innovations in AI make workforces more productive - and fulfilled?

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European Commission,
23 March 2021, Virtual event

Workshop - Local Digital Twins Technology

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European Cyber Security Organisation,
24 March 2021, Virtual Event

The International Conference on the EU Cybersecurity Act

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National Health Executive,
24 March 2021, Virtual Event

Achieving Digital Efficiency

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25 March 2021, Virtual Event

Artificial Intelligence 2021: Delivering AI with impact in europe

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Cullen international,
29 March - 2 April 2021, Virtual Event

EU proposals to regulate online platforms: DMA & DSA

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Politico & ETNO,
19 April 2021, Virtual Event

Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook

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