ETNODigital: Internet, a collateral Covid-19 victim, 5G cow collars 🐄, the circular economy goes digital and more!
19 March 2020 - Edition no.189
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POLICY

Coronavirus is forcing people to work from home. Will it break the internet?

Politico - 18 MARCH 2020

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Coronavirus crisis hastens remote-control Europe

POLITICO – 19 MARCH 2020

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European mobile operators share data for coronavirus fight

REUTERS – 18 March 2020

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Time of coronavirus shows importance of being European

EU observer, Guy Verhofstadt – 17 March 2020

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Urgent WiFi4EU call update

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – 17 MARCH 2020

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French authority hits Apple with €1.1 billion antitrust fine

POLITICO – 16 MARCH 2020

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Internet, a collateral Covid-19 victim

 
“Europe and the whole world are facing an unprecedented situation. Governments have taken measures to reduce social interactions to contain the spread of COVID-19, and to encourage remote working and online education,” said the EU’s Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton.

The pressure is mounting on Europe’s digital networks. As almost everything has switched over to digital, the European Commission has created recommendations on how to responsibly use the internet in order to ensure smooth functioning during these challenging times for our continent.
 
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Cows star in Cisco's 5G RuralFirst project

Fifty cows in the UK have been testing mobile connectivity in rural areas as part of Cisco's 5G RuralFirst project. These cows are leading the herd with their wearable tech like 5G collars and health-monitoring ear tags that provides location data while tracking their health.  

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Reports

The circular economy: Going digital

EUROPEAN POLICY CENTRE – MARCH 2020

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Encryption: finding the balance between privacy, security and lawful data access

DIGITAL EUROPE – MARCH 2020

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Facts & Figures

VPN Usage Surges During COVID-19 Crisis

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@ETNOASSOCIATION

#Smartphones are an essential tool to stay in touch, especially these days. However, we have to be aware that #COVID19 could use it as a temporary host. Please clean your phones regularly, @BBC’s video shows how to do it with soap and water:
https://bbc.in/2QsAdBL 
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@LISEFUHR

#Digital communications are now the main channel to keep in touch with families & friends. #COVID19 doesn’t show mercy to our Continent, we need to adapt our lifestyle in times of quarantine. ETNO members show #DigitalSolidarity, here’s @Telefonica’s case: http://bit.ly/2U44xU7
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@DSMEU

Sharing #data can help improve processes in health, sustainability and in our everyday lives. We want to make sure we use their full potential: this is the purpose of our newly launched data strategy.

Now we want to know what you think:
bit.ly/EUdataSpaceCon...
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@VONDERLEYEN

The @EU_Commission works around the clock to address the coronavirus. The EU:
- brings home EU citizens stranded outside the EU
- supports companies+people who risk losing their jobs
- accelerates & funds research to develop vaccines
- works w/ industry & govs on more equipment

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@INEA_eu

#Coronavirus: consequences for #ConnectingEurope Actions Are you running a #CEF project? Read this important info regarding relevant aspects of your work w/@inea_eu in these extraordinary circumstances
https://europa.eu/!tK34kr

Stay safe!
#CEFTransport #CEFEnergy #CEFTelecom

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TECH

Is It Time for an Elbow Bump Emoji?

WIRED – 18 MARCH 2020

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The coronavirus is forcing tech giants to make a risky bet on AI

THE VERGE – 18 March 2020

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France's 5G spectrum auction 'likely' postponed, Iliad CEO says

REUTERS – 17 MARCH 2020

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Amazon suspends intake of ‘non-essential’ goods in coronavirus response

POLITICO – 17 March 2020

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Coronavirus Pandemic Hands Big Tech a Chance to Burnish Its Image

THE NEW YORK TIMES – 17 March 2020

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Manchester is fastest-growing tech city in Europe - report

REUTERS – 17 March 2020

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Italian start-up 3D prints valves to help coronavirus patients

Reuters – 16 MARCH 2020

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Events
MARCH
IOT NOW
24 March, WEBINAR

What you need to know about IoT device management before kick-starting your IoT solution

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Center for Data Innovation
25 MARCH 2020, WEBINAR

European AI Priorities Over the Next 6 Months

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APRIL
EUROPEAN IP HELPDESK
15 APRIL 2020, WEBINAR

The Importance of IP for SMEs

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Academy of European Law
15 – 16 April 2020, LIVESTREAM

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION
29 – 30 APRIL 2020, DUBROVNIK

Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure - CYSEC 2020

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MAY
EUROPEAN CYBER SECURITY ORGANISATION
13 – 14 MAY 2020, Brussels

Cyber Investor Days in Brussels

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