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18 February 2021 - Edition no.229
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POLICY

Mixed emotions as Council finally adopts position on ePrivacy text

Euractiv -11 February 2021

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Spain aims to become Europe’s biggest multimedia ‘hub’

Euractiv - 18 february 2021

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Italy fines Facebook €7M for repeated data violations

Politico - 17 February 2021

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Facebook 'unfriends' Australia: news pages go dark in test for global publishing

Reuters - 17 February 2021

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Don’t ignore platforms ‘combining services’ in Digital Markets Act, Netherlands says

Euractiv - 17 february 2021

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The future for next-generation AI in the EU

Euractiv - 16 February 2021

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European consumer groups file complaint on TikTok

Politico - 16 February 2021

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LAST CHANCE: APPLY TO RECEIVE YOUR STATE OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS 2021 HARD COPY

Three weeks ago, we unveiled the new State of Digital Communications Report 2021, which is available digitally at this link. This year, we will not be able to welcome you at a launch event, due to the current situation. Do you want to receive a hard copy at home?

The ETNO office will take care of sending it to your preferred address, at no cost. Please complete this form by tomrrow, February 19, 2021.

To minimize the environmental impact, only a limited number of copies will be available and printing is rigorously on recycled paper. Personal data is processed according to our Privacy Policy and all records will be deleted after sending.

Thank you for your interest,
The ETNO Team

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Video

How AI can help shatter the barriers to equality 

Jamila Gordon believes in the power of human connection -- and artificial intelligence -- to help people who might otherwise be left behind. Telling the story of her own path from refugee to global tech executive, she shows how AI is helping refugees, migrants and those from disadvantaged backgrounds find jobs and develop the skills they need to work effectively and safely..

Check out the video to learn more.

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Reports

State-of-play for smart nanomaterials

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – FEBRUARY 2021

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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRIES: TECHNOLOGY FOCUS ON CLOUD COMPUTING

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DECEMBER 2020

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Facts & Figures

Which Countries have the most data centers?  

Twitterati
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@ETNOAssociation

ETNO members stress the importance of continued cooperation between EU & the U.K. going forward – especially in those areas of strategic importance, such as #cybersecurity – where our shared principles, goals & expertise can serve as mutual reinforcement: bit.ly/2YICMTK
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@agropelli

#FTTH is coming to my street via @proximus, money part of a big national #investment fibre requires roadwork #coordination w/ gas company & local authorities it takes #hardwork of a team of 4, for 3 weeks will bring lightening #speeds & #capacity to the district
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@VeraJourova

When media are in trouble, so are our democracies. We need to step up efforts to support journalists. Thanks @PCConcordia @Frau_Kraus @mujerextranjera & all participants for the discussion. @EU_Commission made major steps with #EUDemocracy & Media plans: this is the beginning.
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@LiseFuhr

#ePrivacy: we must overcome the disparity between the ability of European telcos to innovate compared to other players, so that citizens are empowered through access to secure and innovative European services: bit.ly/3jFQfpj @GSMAEurope #EU2021PT
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@DSMeu

Why is cryptography a vital part of #cybersecurity? Security properties rely on strong cryptographic mechanisms & cryptography’s applications are opening up new opportunities. Learn more about #Crypto Assets & PQC in these studies by @enisa_eu bit.ly/3dlwEJL
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@LiseFuhr

Happy #WomenInScience day! I am really proud to see that #Denmark is ranking at the top of percentage of women in science and I would like to see all European countries as close as possible to 50%, if not more. The EU average is at 41% according to @EU_Eurostat
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TECH

Norwegian telecoms chief denounces cyber security bill in Myanmar

FInancial Times - 15 February 2021

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How a tiny telco is fighting back against text message fraud

Financial Times - 16 February 2021

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Chip shortage could impact nearly 1 million vehicles of production in first quarter - IHS

Reuters - 16 February 2021

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Printed in days, a house: New York firm takes 3D printing to the next level

Reuters - 16 february 2021

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SolarWinds is ‘largest’ cyberattack ever, Microsoft president says

Politico - 15 February 2021

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Telia launches IoT hyperscaling solution

Total Telecom - 11 February 2021

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Events
FEBRUARY
Forum Europe,
23-25 February 2021, Virtual Event

the European 5G conference 2021

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European Commission,
23-26 February 2021, Virtual Event

EU Industry Days 2021

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European Internet Forum,
24 February 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Identity: Digital Citizenship & e-Government

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Euractiv,
25 February 2021, Virtual Event

THE JUST AI TRANSITION: WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS?

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FT Live,
3 March 2021, Virtual Event

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: Diversifying tech talent through education

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MARCH
European Economic and Social Committee,
3 March 2021, Virtual event

The Future of work in the wellbeing economy

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Forum Europe,
4 March 2021, Virtual Event

The 2nd digital services act conference:The new rulebook for the digital economy

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