ETNODigital: Digital policy day, GDPR pandemic test, European AI, & much more!
20 MAY 2021 - Edition no.242
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Día de Internet: la pandemia marca un punto de inflexión en el uso de las TIC

Computer World - 17 May 2021

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Merkel bemoans lack of EU expertise in chips, batteries

REUTERS - 19 JUNE 2021

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French data watchdog president: GDPR sucessfully stood ‘pandemic test

Euractiv - 18 May 2021

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‘Way too soon’ for second coronavirus recovery plan, Vestager says

Politico - 17 May 2021

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Cyber-attacks: Council prolongs framework for sanctions for another year

European Council - 17 May 2021

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European AI needs strategic leadership, not overregulation

TechCrunch - 15 May 2021

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Council Progress Report on the Digital Services Act

Council of the European Union - 12 May 2021

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Focus on
Digital Policy Day 
22 June, 9am - 4pm CET
By ETNO and MLex

How is European digital innovation doing? And what about Europe’s digital policies? Our Digital Policy Day, in collaboration with MLex, will tackle the most burning questions arising from the intersection between digitalization and regulation.

From 5G to AI, from advanced cloud services to entire sectors of the economy going digital, our societies and economies are changing fast. Register to attend the Digital Policy Day discussions on 22 June and learn more about how digital networks and services will interact with top EU policies such as the DSA, DMA, the European Commission’s Digital Compass as well as measures to boost 5G roll-out and gigabit networks.

Confirmed speakers
  • Gerard de Graaf, Director for Digital Transformation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Rita Wezenbeek, Director Connectivity, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Nicholas Banasevic, Director for Digital, Telecoms and Media, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Andreas Schwab, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur, Digital Markets Act
  • Susana Solís Pérez, Member of the European Parliament
  • Michel Van Bellinghen, Chair 2021, BEREC
  • Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
  • Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
  • Richard Burnley, Legal & Policy Director, EBU
  • Pablo de Carvajal, General Counsel & Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica
  • Wolfgang Kopf, SVP Group Public & Regulatory Affairs at Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Rachel Samrén, SVP, Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer, Telia Company
  • Pastora Valero, SVP, Public Policy and Government Affairs EMEAR, Cisco
  • Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO
  • Raegan MacDonald, Director of Public Policy, Mozilla
  • Oliver Bethell, Head of Competition, EMEA, Google

Are you interested to attend the webinar? Register by clicking on the button below:

How can digital transformation drive productivity & equality?

What challenges does this fast-tracked digital transformation mean for businesses? For SMEs, where do the investment and know-how come from? How can global, digital divides be bridged so that nobody is left behind? What does it mean for accessibility, equality and the gender gap?

What kind of upskilling and training do workers require to thrive in a fully digitalised environment? What new opportunities does this all open up? And role do global governments and EU public institutions play in supporting this transition? Euronews' Disrupted Live debate will put these questions and more to some of the key thinkers and digital players in Europe.


Broadband accessibility and quality connection in Europe by urban-rural typology including remoteness


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Cybersecurity research directions for EU digital strategic autonomy


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Facts & Figures

Where AI Is Making Strides In The EU

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The #ETNOBCG report finds that a widespread uptake of digital solutions can reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%. Key enablers include 30% emission cuts thanks to #SmartCities and 30% emission cuts through #digital transformation in the transports sector:
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Happy to address the broader EU response to digital transformation at #Webit Virtual. To uphold #fundamentalRights and #democracy in a largely unregulated online space, we came forward with the European #Democracy Action Plan, #DSA and #DMA. #EDAP also strengthens #mediafreedom.
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European telcos are building the #digital infrastructure that is indispensable to digitizing society. We want to raise the ambition and connect everyone through high-quality networks to benefit from the services they enable. Here is how: #ETNOBCG
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A fully #DigitalEU by 2030? Digital skills, connectivity, supercomputing, data & much more: a vision for a greener & digital #EU. Together, we can make this Europe’s #DigitalDecade!
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Our messages at @EPCulture stakeholders hearing on #DMA today: Contestable & fair markets with harmonised ex-ante rules for #gatekeepers Strong obligations with clear, pragmatic & transparent implementation Sound market investigation framework More:
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Deutsche Telekom targeting 1m FTTH connections in trio of cities

totaltelecom - 18 May 2021

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The 5G-aliser: May 2021 update – Standalone 5G is coming

totaltelecom - 18 May 2021

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Biden administration eyes cybersecurity funding after hacks

Reuters - 18 MAY 2021

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Cisco CEO Addresses World’s Largest Cybersecurity Conference: “Security Must Be Simple, Intelligent and Everywhere”

Cisco - 17 MAY 2021

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Delivering simplified cybersecurity to small businesses

cisco - 13 may 2021

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European Business Summit,
25 May 2021, Virtual Event

Rethink Digital EU: Shaping Europe's Digital Future

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European Parliament,
25 May 2021, Virtual Event

AIDA - EMPL Public Hearing on AI and the labour market

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European internet forum,
26 May 2021, Virtual Event

Towards Transatlantic Partnership: the role of digital transformation

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European Parliament,
26 May 2021, Virtual Event

The DSA and DMA - a forward-looking and consumer-centered perspective

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27 May 2021, Virtual Event

Workshop on Blockchain-based Digital Identity Solutions

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31 May 2021, Virtual Event

AI Summit 2021

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Cloud Expo Europe,
9 June 2021, Virtul Event

GAIA-X Summit Round 2: Use case update

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FEPS Europe,
9 – 11 June 2021, Virtual Event

Progressive Governance Digital summit 2021

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