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27 February 2020 - Edition no.186
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POLICY

UK publishes Brexit trade mandate, warns it’s ready for no deal

Politico – 27 FEBRUARY 2020

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Microsoft ‘in discussions’ with Germans on Gaia-X participation

EURACTIV – 26 FEBRUARY 2020

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French govt confirms target of 100% fibre coverage by 2025

TelecomPaper - 25 FEBRUARY 2020

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Google-Fitbit Probe Isn’t for Data Watchdogs, Vestager Says

Bloomberg – 25 FEBRUARY 2020

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No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos - France

REUTERS – 23 FEBRUARY 2020

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Advancing a Shared Values Policy Framework is the key to Innovation and Development Goals

OUR WORLD – 18 FEBRUARY 2020

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Europe is fighting tech battle with one hand tied behind its back

 
Politico Europe’s Mark Scott puts forward a critical review of Europe’s past, present and future approach to digital policy. Amongst others, he argues that “new proposals around data and artificial intelligence will be subject to restrictions that rivals in China and the United States do not face”.
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Video

Encryption, data protection & law enforcement

"We believe encryption as a system should be available for all kinds of communications online. There is no solution that will weaken encryption without comprimising security," says Ceren Ünal from the Internet Society.
However, one of the challenges that law enforcement face is when this encryption is misused.

Watch the European Intenet Forum's debate on the interplay between encryption, data protection and law enforcement.
 

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Reports

2020 GLOBAL DIGITAL IQ

PWC – FEBRUARY 2020

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The safety and liability implications of AI, the Internet of Things and robotics

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – FEBRUARY 2020

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Facts & Figures

The Evolution of G

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@ETNOASSOCIATION

ETNO shares the ambition of achieving EU leadership in the #DataEconomy & in #ArtificialIntelligence. While regulation has a role to play, investment into tech, capabilities & skills will be the most impactful tool for EU to succeed in the data economy http://bit.ly/2P8D2qP
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@EVAMAYDELL

The Intergroup on AI & #Digital - established ✔️ #Europe is on the cusp of becoming a technological trendsetter, if we all work together, and have a smart approach towards using #data and advancing #ArtificialIntelligence. 1/2
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@lISEfUHR

Decisive measures on broadband cost reduction, continued 5G policy focus and a bold European spectrum policy are all of essence for facilitating a major investment leap: http://bit.ly/2P8D2qP #DigitalEU
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@europarl_EN

What are the ethical and legal challenges of using artificial intelligence? Who is responsible in case an AI-driven machine hurts someone? 
MEPs are working to ensure the EU is prepared for the legal and ethical aspects of AI use.
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@PIRATKOLAJA

While Signal might be a better choice than other---even worse---solutions, Signal still relies on a centralized server. The server operator can access metadata. The proper solution is to use open, decentralized systems, like Matrix, for instance. matrix.org
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@enisa_eu

Prevention is the cyberdefence for hospitals 🏥 #ENISA publishes a #Cybersecurity Procurement Guide for Hospitals so healthcare IT professionals have a new instrument in their toolbox. ➡️https://europa.eu/!tG38fN
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TECH

FEATURE-Apps and blockchain help European supermarkets lure climate-conscious consumers

REUTERS – 26 FEBRUARY 2020

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Verizon targets healthcare with new 5G lab

Mobile world live – 24 FEBRUARY 2020

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Signal becomes European Commission’s messaging app of choice in security clampdown

THE VERGE – 24 FEBRUARY 2020

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Twitter has suspended 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for “platform manipulation”

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 24 FEBRUARY 2020

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Rallyhood exposed a decade of users’ private data

TECH CRUNCH – 24 FEBRUARY 2020

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Google AI will no longer use gender labels like 'woman' or 'man' on images of people to avoid bias

BUSINESS INSIDER – 20 FEBRUARY 2020

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Events
MARCH
CEPS
10 MARCH 2020, Brussels

III CONFERENCE ON COMPETITION AND REGULATION IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

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Cullen International,
10 – 12 March 2020, Brussels

Mastering EU Telecoms regulation

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POLITICO
16 – 17 MARCH 2020, Brussels

AI SUMMIT 2020

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FORUM EUROPE
19 MARCH 2020, BRUSSELS

The European Data Protection & Privacy Conference

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FORUM EUROPE
24 MARCH 2020, Brussels

The Digital Services Act. A new rulebook for the digital economy?

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Center for Data Innovation
25 MARCH 2020, BRUSSELS

European AI Policy Conference

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APRIL
Academy of European Law
15 – 16 April 2020, Brussels

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

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