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14 April 2021 - Edition no.237
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Beyond cables: how telecoms empowers Europe’s digital ambitions

Politico - 12 APRIL 2021

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Ireland to probe Facebook following massive data leak


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Civil groups want EU lawmakers to boost privacy rights in planned WhatsApp, Skype rules

Reuters - 14 APRIL 2021

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Commission to ban ‘indiscriminate surveillance’ in leaked AI plans

Euractiv - 13 APril 2021

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Europe risks another tech tangle with vaccine passports

Politico - 13 APRIL 2021

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France in bid to ‘step up the fight against pirate sites’ with new super-regulator

Euractiv - 9 APRIL 2021

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Focus on

Less than one week to go: 
Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook with EVP Vestager and US Senator Warner

 19 April, 4 – 4h45 CET, digital event

What is the way forward in “Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook”? The tech agenda is packed for the full year, but key questions remain.

We invite you to join EVP Margrethe Vestager and US Senator Mark R. Warner for a frank and insightful joint interview on the hottest issues in digital policy at a crucial moment for the transatlantic relationship. The virtual joint interview is organised by POLITICO Europe and presented by ETNO and will take place on 19 April from 4 – 4h45 CET. Our Director General Lise Fuhr will deliver the introductory remarks.

We invite you to register here.


The Importance of Data for the European Union

The Data Strategy and the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence are the first pillars of the new digital strategy of the Commission. They all focus on the need to put people first in developing technology, as well as on the need to defend and promote European values and rights in how we design, make and deploy technology in the real economy.

Watch the video below to better understand how users will be empowered to stay in control of their data, how businesses will be able to innovate more and how Europe’s competitiveness and data sovereignty will also benefit from these policy milestones.


People & Planet 2020


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Data Protection Pressure Points


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Facts & Figures

The Most Common Types of Cyber Crime

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@LiseFuhr intervened today at #ITUGSR to discuss how regulators and operators can work hand in hand to achieve #InclusiveConnectivity. Her main messages were on the need for: Transparent dialogue Investment landscape Horizontal cooperation Demand creation
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For Europe to be fully digitalized, we need to help SMEs to use advanced cloud computing, but also digitally equip Europeans who lack basic #DigitalSkills. Discover how we can raise the #digital ambition to unlock the #5G potential with @ETNOAssociation #ETNOBCG
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With a packed #digital agenda this year, we look at the transatlantic tech playbook: what is there missing? We discuss with policy leaders from EU (EVP @vestager ) and US (Senator @MarkWarner ) already next week 19/4:
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Cloud computing is vital for deploying technologies like #AI, IoT, #blockchain, and data analytics. The Gaia-X #cloud initiative will help achieve this important infrastructure for Europe: #HM21 #GaiaX #DigitalEU
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How can policy cooperation speed progress in Europe to unleash the full potential of #connectivity and #digital services? The #ETNOBCG report brings fresh facts and figures and looks beyond #connectivity: @BCG #DigitalEU
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20% of #NextGenerationEU will be for: digital skills high-speed connectivity human-centric #AI supercomputing safe #data sharing digital health strengthened #cybersecurity The next investments are for Europe's digital decade #DigitalEU
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Messaging app Wire raises $21 million

techcrunch - 14 APRIL 2021

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Coinbase Makes Its Debut—and Bitcoin Arrives on Wall Street

Wired - 14 APRIL 2021

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Facebook oversight board widens scope to rule on content left up on platform


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Washington widens digital tax push to target world’s largest 100 companies

Politico - 8 APRIL 2021

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Politico & ETNO,
19 April 2021, Virtual Event

Rewriting the Transatlantic Tech Playbook

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20 April 2021, Virtual Event

The impact of the proposal DSA & DMA on commercial broadcasting

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European Internet Forum,
21 April 2021, Virtual Event

Investing in Europe’s 5G infrastructure as a path to growth

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22 April 2021, Virtual Event


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27 April 2021, Virtual event

What to make of the EU’s ‘third way’ artificial intelligence regulation

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The Economist,
27 April 2021, Virtual Event

Information security: developing a people-centric strategy

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Center for Data Innovation,
5 May 2021, Brussels

What’s Next on the EU’s Proposed AI Law?

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