ETNODigital: Europe's cyber resilience, Digital Policy Day update, clean tech push and much more!
3 June 2021 - Edition no.244
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Learning the lesson to build Europe’s cyber resilience

EURactiv - 2 june 2021

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Biden seeks high-level data deal to repair EU-US digital ties

POLITICO - 2 june 2021

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U.S. sets and suspends tariffs on six countries over digital taxes


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Portugal looks to rule the waves again (thanks to undersea data)

Politico - 1 June 2021

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Europe to US: Pass new laws if you want a data-transfer deal

Politico - 1 June 2021

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EU tech rules should only target dominant companies, EU lawmaker says


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TikTok given a month to respond to claims of EU consumer rights breaches

reuters - 28 May 2021

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France, Germany, the Netherlands press for tighter rules in DMA

Euractiv - 27 May 2021

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Digital Policy Day on 22/6: Meet the speakers!

How is European digital innovation doing? And what about Europe’s digital policies? Our Digital Policy Day webinar on 22/6, 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
  • William Neale, Advisor for the Circular Economy, DG ENVI, European Commission
  • Andreas Schwab, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur, Digital Markets Act
  • Susana Solís Pérez, Member of the European Parliament
  • Karen Melichoir, Member of the European Parliament
  • Michel Van Bellinghen, Chair 2021, BEREC
  • Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
Discover the full line-up of speakers, agenda & apply to attend at the link below.

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence 
History, Adaptation, Futures

This video shows the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI), its history, adaptation and future - is explained. Polish expert Aleksandra Przegalinska talks about the evolution of machine learning, its purpose, threats and challenges.

After more than seven decades marked by hoopla and sporadic dormancy, we have moved to algorithm based machine learning and we are increasingly focused on perception, reasoning and generalisation. AI. is here to stay. There's virtually no major industry that would not use artificial intelligence or would not be affected by it, from transportation and logistics to health care, education and retail, AI together with Edge Computing IoT will continue to transform the way goods and services are produced, distributed and consumed.

The European Commission is ensuring that AI is human centric and consistent with our values as well as beneficial to our society. People should feel they can trust AI and that AI poses no harm to their fundamental rights. AI needs to be secure, transparent and non-biased. It cannot discriminate against anyone. To the contrary, it should increase the level of fairness in decision making.


Revision of the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria for Computers and Monitors (and extension to Smartphones)


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Mobility and Economic Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions in Italy using Mobile Network Operator Data


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Facts & Figures

Do you protect personal data on your smartphone? 



Last week, I applied to join the GAIA-X Board. I would like to bring a humble, yet energetic contribution to the growth of this organization. My vision for GAIA-X, if elected, is based on 2 pillars: European governance, global ambitions Tech-led, with values and users at heart
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A telco industry coordinated approach will be key for the success of GAIA-X: join @LiseFuhr, @Orange, @TIM_official, @ProximusGroup, @ericsson and many others to get the latest updates on GAIA-X, with a focus on use cases: @CEEFrankfurt
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Technology is a means rather than an end. It only makes sense if it enhances our lives. It is all about people. That’s why the #DigitalDecade focusses on skills, access to 1st-class infrastructures, digitisation of businesses + public sector services #DigitalEU
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It is with pleasure to announce that MEP @susanasolisp joins the speakers’ line-up on 22/6! Registrations are open for the webinar organised by @ETNOAssociation with @mlexclusive : #DigitalPolicyDay
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AI, Supercomputers, Digital Skills, Cybersecurity, Data, Digital Health: this is the €7.5 billion #DigitalEU Programme It will make #tech more readily available to citizens & businesses. For #DigitalEU2030 Learn more:
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#Digital #Upskilling4All: today we are deep diving to present and identify the best practices for digital upskilling. This time, we look at how to reduce the ICT #SkillsGap among the ageing workforce
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EU AND BILL GATES MAKE joint push for $1BN to accelerate clean tech


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EU’s microchip dreams face Anglo-American menace

Politico - 1 June 2021

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EMEA smartphone market lifts 21% to 93 million units in Q1

Telecompaper - 31 May 2021

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The global chip shortage could last 'several years,' according to Intel's CEO

euronews - 31 may 2021

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Orange Ventures announces €30 million investment for start-ups

Orange - 28 May 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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Centre on regulation in Europe,
9 June 2021, Virtual Event

CERRE at OECD hearing on data portability, interoperability and competition

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FEPS Europe,
9 – 11 June 2021, Virtual Event

Progressive Governance Digital summit 2021

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17 - 18 june 2021, Virtual Event

Annual Privacy Forum 2021

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European Commission,
21 June - 2 July 2021, Virtual Event

Digital For our planet

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22 June 2021, Virtual Event

Digital Policy Day

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Spectrum Management,
23 – 25 June 2021, Virtual Event

16th European Spectrum management Conference

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British Chamber of Commerce | EU and Belgium,
30 June 2021, Virtual Event

Business Implications of the Data Governance Act

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