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4 November 2021 - Edition no.262
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POLICY

Governments must check Facebook really does scrap face recognition, whistleblower says

Reuters - 3 November 2021

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Why Facebook Is More Worried About Europe Than the U.S.

Politico - 2 November 2021

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DSA: enforcement for very large online platforms moves toward EU Commission

Euractiv - 1 November 2021

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LEAK: Draft impact assessment sheds some light on upcoming Data Act

Euractiv - 1 November 2021

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The global tax deal: What you need to know

POLITICO - 29 october 2021

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Chips geopolitics and EU’s new semiconductors sovereignty agenda

EURACTIV - 29 October 2021

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Commission strengthens cybersecurity of wireless devices and products

European Commission - 29 October 2021

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[Today, 4pm CET] ETNO – ICC Joint event on Digital Solutions to Environmental Problems: Use cases, Policy approaches


The International Chamber of Commerce Forum is organizing two weeks of conferences for the COP26, “Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business”, between 1–13 November 2021. This will bring together a diverse network of over 10,000 participants from the public and private sectors to align their climate ambitions and actions for the next decade.
 

In this context, ETNO is leading a session entitled “Digital Solutions to Environmental Problems: Use cases, Policy approaches” which will take place today from 16.00 to 17.00 CET. This event will focus on explaining why digital solutions will help to address sustainability issues. During the first part of the event, we will present leading use cases on the use of ICT to address environmental issues.
 

The second part of the event will include a discussion on policy approaches to green connectivity.

Speakers:

  • Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
  • Carlota Reyners Fontana, Head of Unit of the Electronic Communications, European Commission
  • Jacques de Vos, Mezzanine, CEO
  • Liana Ault, Energy Innovation CTO, Nokia
  • Sara Nordbrand, Head of Group Sustainability, Telia Company
  • Thijs Elling, Industry Innovation Lead - New Business & Industry Strategy, SAP

Register for the event below!

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Video

Connectivity is essential for ‘The Long-Term Vision For Rural Areas’


 The ‘Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas’ is a European Commission Communication, describing the current state of play of rural areas in Europe, analysing it and foreseeing the future steps in 20 years’ time. In this video, Mr Mario Milouchev, DG AGRI Director of Rural Development, analyses the significance of this latest Communication and mentions that “connectivity is the condition ‘sine qua non’ for the development of quality of life for the rural areas”.

In the same document it also mentions that broadband should become a basic service, as water and electricity are, in order to develop stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous rural areas.
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Reports

AI Watch. Defining Artificial Intelligence 2.0

EUROPEAN COMMISSION- OCTOBER 2021

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Smart Grids and Beyond – An EU research and innovation perspective

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - OCTOBER 2021

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Facts & Figures

5G can generate €113 billion in annual gdp

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

“We should firmly set our sights to the future and consider the next 10 years as the time horizon for the revised recommendations. Greater pricing flexibility is the cornerstone of a pro-investment regulatory approach”, @Grassia_Paolo said at the #BERECforum by @BERECeuropaeu
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@ThierryBreton

Réunion de travail Place Beauvau avec le Ministre de l’Intérieur Français @GDarmanin La sécurité de nos concitoyens européens passe aussi par celle de notre espace #numérique. Nous y travaillons à travers la régulation #DSA et les technologies & applications cyber/IA. #PFUE2022
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@ETNOAssociation

Tech & Politics Forum by #FTETNO is back on 29/11 and has already confirmed 12 speakers and 3 moderators. Register to attend & check the line-up here: etno2021.live.ft.com/home
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@LiseFuhr

Telecoms play an essential role in developing solutions to achieve a sustainable future for all. Join @ETNOAssociation and @iccwbo , for our joint session on “Digital Solutions to Environmental Problems: Use cases, Policy approaches” for the #COP26 : bit.ly/3bqK0SF
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@DIGITALEU

8 out of 10 people with #DigitalSkills 20M employed IT specialists Gigabit connectivity 100% #5G coverage 75% of businesses use #AI #Cloud #BigData 100% of key public services are online This is our idea of a #DigitalEU by 2030 What’s yours? #WebSummit
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@ETNOAssociation

What does ultra-low latency mean in practice? "For #5G, it is close to 1 millisecond. For reference, the human brain processes one image in 13 milliseconds. This is key for applications like #ConnectedCars", @LiseFuhr highlighted at @Women4Cyber 's #W4CMasterclass
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TECH

MOBILE PHONE ECO RATING SCHEME NOW INVITING MORE OPERATORS TO JOIN

Telia company - 3 November 2021

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Mobile and broadband upgrades could drive more than 500,000 UK jobs by 2026

Totaltelecom - 3 November 2021

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Spain adopts EU copyright law, paving way for Google News to return

Reuters - 3 November 2021

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Orange's towerco Totem becomes operational in French and Spanish markets

Telecompaper - 2 November 2021

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BT signs new distribution partner agreement with OneWeb

Telecompaper - 2 November 2021

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Why Facebook has become Meta

Financial Times - 29 october 2021

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Events
November
International Chamber of Commerce,
1 – 13 November 2021, Virtual Event

ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum

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MOVE,
9 – 10 November 2021, London

MOBILITY RE-IMAGINED

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Friends of Europe ,
10 November 2021, Virtual Event

Foresight, agility and evidence-based decision-making – the European data strategy

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International Association of Privacy Professionals,
15-16 November 2021, Hybrid Event

IAPP Europe Data Protection Conference

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FEPS,
15-19 November 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Capitalism Congress

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Centre for Data Innovation,
16 November 2021, Virtual Event

Who Should Enforce the Digital Services Act?

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European Commission,
23 – 25 November 2021, Hybrid Event

EU Open Data Days - Shaping our future with open data

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ETNO and the Financial TImes,
29 November 2021, hybrid Event

Is technology the answer to society's problems?

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December
CEPS,
1 – 2 December 2021, Virtual Event

Cybersecurity@CEPS Summit 2021

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Cloud Expo Europe,
8-9 December 2021, Virtual Event

A Telecom View on European Cloud leadership

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