ETNODigital: Digital sovereignty, the EU data economy, big data, and much more!
22 July 2021 - Edition no.251
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THis edition of ETNODigital will be the last one before the summer recess. Wishing everyone an enjoyable and safe summer! We will be back with the next #ETNODigital on August 26th! 

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POLICY

Digital Brief: DGA adopted, DSA opinion, WhatsApp complaints

EURACTIV - 16 JULY 2021

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Social media’s coronavirus challenge: Responsibility

POLITICO - 21 JUly 2021

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Biden to convene private sector leaders for cybersecurity talks in August

Reuters - 21 JULY 2021

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Spyware scandal revives push against government access to encrypted messages

POLitico - 19 JULY 2021

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Digital sovereignty: Commission kick-starts alliances for Semiconductors and industrial cloud technologies

European Commission - 19 JUly 2021

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Parliament committee adopts act ‘to build up a European data economy’

Euractiv - 16 July 2021

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Germany still lagging far behind on e-government, open data

Euractiv - 16 JUly 2021

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How Europe’s top court hobbled global data flows

Politico - 15 july 2021

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Ideological debate over EU industrial strategy heats up

Euractiv - 15 JUly 2021

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Focus on

ETNO Statement on the BEREC WACC-Parameters Report 2021


On June 15, 2021, BEREC published its second Report on WACC parameter calculations  according to the European Commission’s WACC Notice of 6th November 2019 (‘WACC Report 2021’).

ETNO believes that the WACC notice undermines the ability of attracting investments, which comes at a critical time for upgrading Europe’s digital infrastructure.

ETNO hence reiterates its concerns and urges the Commission and BEREC to consider appropriate estimates of the WACCs to enable National Regulators to allow for a regulatory  environment which supports and values investments. Read the full statement below
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Video

Can tech sovereignty hamper Europe’s competitiveness?


Europe’s competitiveness has never been more at stake. After more than a year of battling the pandemic, European countries must prove how resilient they are and make the most of the EU’s recovery fund to keep up with the pace of the global race. But how can Europe support the recovery while addressing its climate, digitalization, and trade ambitions? And what does that entail at a time when European policymakers and industry leaders are calling for a more strategic and sovereign Europe?

Tune in to see some of Europe’s leading thinkers answer the question “Can tech sovereignty hamper Europe’s competitiveness? Watch below!
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Reports

Societal and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence: Critical notes on European policy frameworks

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JULY 2021

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Report on the 2021 Big Data and Economic Forecasting workshop

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JULY 2021

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Facts & Figures

ICT specialists’ workforce growing in 2020  

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

Key messages of @LiseFuhr at today's @EU_EESC hearing on #5G: Enabling: socio-economic, health, environment will have digital in their DNA Greening: of own networks & other industries Concerns: we follow rigorously the work of European & international scientific community
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@THIERRYBRETON

Europe, get ready to apply! After one year of intense consultation w/ Member States, companies & stakeholders, glad to officially kick-start 2 new EU Industrial #Alliances tomorrow: Processors & #Semiconductors towards 2 nm Industrial Data, Edge & #Cloud Stay tuned!
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@LiseFuhr

EU start-ups are seeing a record growth in incoming investments. According to @PoliticoEUROPE , startups are receiving 3x more money now than in the first half of last year! Read more about where the funds are going to in the latest #ETNODigital: http://bit.ly/3kzOSen
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@DIGITALEU

What’s 48 years old and still the best way to get high-speed #connectvity? Ethernet! More in your #DigitalEU #WeekendRead: zd.net/3dJjODD
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@ETNOAssociation

In 2019, resource consumption was on a level that required the capacity of 1.75 earths, which means we consume approximately 75% more than our planet is able to provide on an annual basis. Read Allison Kirkby’s (CEO @TeliaCompany ) take on #CircularEconomy: bit.ly/3x2Ltr3
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TECH

Verizon results beat estimates as 5G push attracts more customers

Reuters - 21 July 2021

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Global chip shortage will easily drag into 2022 -Stellantis CEO

Reuters - 21 JULy 2021

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TIM launches 'Opening Future' digital training portal

TELECOMPAPER - 20 july 2021

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France's Orange submits interest for stake in Ethio Telecom - official

REUTERS - 20 july 2021

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Children's online accounts targeted with harmful content within 24 hours - research

TELECOMPAPER - 20 July 2021

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Austrian activist Schrems' Facebook complaint referred to EU court

Reuters - 20 July 2021

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Ericsson’s lands largest contract ever with $8.3bn 5G deal with Verizon

TOTALTELE - 19 July 2021

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Events
JULY
Agile Alliance
19-22 July 2021, Virtual Event

Responding to Change in the digital age

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Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center,
19-22 July 2021, Virtual Event

Cyber Week

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AUGUST
black women talk tech,
12 – 13 august 2021, virtual event

Roadmap to billions

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September
Bruegel,
2 September 2021, Virtual Event

INNOVATION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Bruegel,
3 September 2021, Virtual Event

ACADEMIC LECTURE: INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

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TechCrunch,
21 – 23 September 2021, Virtual Event

techcrunch disrupt 2021

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PubAffairs Europe,
23 September 2021, Virtual Event

The Digital Decade and the telecom Sector Value Creation

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