ETNODigital: Romania's new streaming platforms tax, ETNO on critical infrastructure, Big Tech on cloud security and more!
16 June 2022 - Edition no. 291
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POLICY

Romania imposes 4% tax on streaming platforms

TOTAL TELECOM – 15 JUNE 2022

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Big Tech bill has votes needed to pass, top U.S. antitrust lawmaker says

REUTERS – 15 JUNE 2022

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More than 100 CEOs urge U.S. Congress to pass China competition bill

REUTERS – 15 JUNE 2022

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Fringe platforms sidestep Europe’s disinformation playbook

POLITICO EUROPE – 14 JUNE 2022

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Big Tech cries foul over EU cloud-security label

POLITICO EUROPE – 14 JUNE 2022

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Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines

REUTERS – 14 JUNE 2022

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Apple’s privacy rules targeted by German competition watchdog

POLITICO EUROPE – 14 JUNE 2022

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Telecom Italia secures 725 mln euro tender for 5G rollout – ministry

REUTERS – 13 JUNE 2022

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Focus on

ETNO AT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, PROTECTION
AND RESILIENCE CONFERENCE
 
This week, ETNO’s Director of Public Policy Paolo Grassia explored the latest perspectives on threats and challenges against critical infrastructure in Romania at the Critical Infrastructure, Protection and Resilience conference. The aim of the discussion was to better understand cyber resilience, while shining the light on what motivates cyber-attacks and how cybersecurity risks can be alleviated in Europe.

Being prepared for the changing threat environment, both from a physical and cyber perspective, can benefit greatly in mitigating its impact on infrastructure assets, ensuring resilience, safety and security. Paolo noted that the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) implementation is lagging behind in Europe, with only 18 out of 27 countries having fully and correctly implemented it. However, “90% of today's web traffic is encrypted, up from 50% in 2015 – 5G will further boost the numbers by encrypting users' identity and location”.

See the full event programme below!
 
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Video

#ThinkDigital interview: Lise Fuhr, ETNO


 The third #ThinkDigital video interview from the ETNO - MLEX event on Europe's Internet Ecosystem on 16 May 2022 compiles the main messages of Lise Fuhr, Director General at ETNO.

Ms. Fuhr said: "As telecom industry, we are interested in accelerating the deployment of 5G and Fiber to the House. In order to actually accelerate the investment, we are talking about fair share in infrastructure investments, and has nothing to do with the Open Internet rules.

We support the Open Internet rules in Europe, and they are extremely important to maintan.We stand for fair digital markets, and that is a market that is not only defined by a few big tech players but has open, fair commercial negotiations.

Last but also my most important message: we need an open dialogue. We need all stakeholders around the table. Because without an open and transparent dialogue, we are not going to achieve the best for Europe
".

See the full video at the link below!
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Reports

Artificial Intelligence and the Rights of the Child: Towards an Integrated Agenda for Research and Policy

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE – JUNE 2022

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Multipurpose synthetic population for policy applications

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE – JUNE 2022

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Facts & Figures

How Common Are Online Returns?

Twitterati

@rita_wezenbeek

Private investment is key in reaching the #2030DigitalDecade #connectivity targets. A new study suggests ways to encourage investment in #DigitalInfrastructure & develop better connections between project promoters & investors https://europa.eu/!NqgQtN
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@BertuzLuca

This morning all political groups in @EP_Industry adopted @EvaMaydell 's report on the #AI Act. Key takeaways:
- Definition as per OECD
- Data & accuracy: more 'realistic' requirements
- Sandboxes: new annexe
- Research exemption
- Support for SMEs/startups
https://t.co/2kO3DzlDQF

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@GabrielMariya

Fromeducation practices to use of information, #AI permeates our daily lives. New Expert Group guidelines on #AI & #data in education & training, to be launched next Autumn, will help to combine ethics & tech. in line w/our #DigitalEdu Action Plan. Thank you for your work!
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@vestager

Great visiting #Sweden ahead of @EUCouncil Presidency ‘23!Discussed ambitious #SingleMarket & #DigitalTransition agenda with Ministers of Digital, Finance & Innovation. Thanks @Orgalim_EU for a great talk on innovation, sustainability & competitiveness https://europa.eu/!BbRTMj
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TECH

Metaverse expected to generate $5 trillion for the economy by 2030

EURACTIV – 15 JUNE 2022

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Day of reckoning for Atos as split-up plan, CEO exit spook investors

EURONEWS – 14 JUNE 2022

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This Road Wirelessly Charges Electric Cars as They Drive

GIZMODO – 14 JUNE 2022

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Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient

THE GUARDIAN – 12 JUNE 2022

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Events
JUNE
BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO THE EU,
20 JUNE 2022, BRUSSELS

Taking Stock of the AI Act

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FRIENDS OF EUROPE,
21 JUNE 2022, ONLINE

Shaping Europe's digital future: considering the impact of the Digital Services Act

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FRENCH PRESIDENCY,
21 – 22 JUNE 2022, TOULOUSE

DIGITAL ASSEMBLY

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European Commission, CEA & EARTO,
23 JUNE 2022, BRUSSELS

The Role of Technology Infrastructures in the new Pact for Research and Innovation

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ENISA,
23 – 24 June 2022, WARSAW

Annual Privacy Forum 2022

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ENISA,
23 – 29 JUNE 2022, BRUSSELS

ENISA Telecom Security Forum

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FRENCH PRESIDENCY,
27 – 29 JUNE, GRENOBLE

European Conference on Industrial Technologies

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CEPS,
29 JUNE 2022, BRUSSELS

Cyber Resilience, skill shortage and augmented capacity through artificial intelligence

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FINANCIAL TIMES,
29 June 2022, ONLINE

DATA SOVEREIGNTY AND THE CLOUD

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EURACTIV,
29 June 2022, Brussels

TOWARDS MORE DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY – WHAT DID THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY ACHIEVE AND WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE?

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THE GREENS/EFA,
30 JUNE 2022, HYBRID

GREEN TECH TALK: NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY FOR WORKERS, CONSUMERS & THE ENVIRONMENT

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