ETNODigital: 5 tech policy debates, ICT’s green deal, FT-ETNO, 5G Users Guide, and more!
2 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Edition no.253
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POLICY

Why ICT is the real (green) deal for Europe

ETNO - 31 August 2021

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ETNO response to the Public Consultation on the Preliminary Report on the Sector Inquiry into Consumer Internet Of Things

ETNO - 31 August 2021

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Commission won’t monitor lobbying access despite growing Big Tech pressure

EURACtiv - 31 August 2021

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Dutch scale-up EclecticIQ receives €15 million in EU financing to boost development of next-gen cybersecurity platform

European Commission - 31 August 2021

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Afghan crisis accelerates automated controls at EU borders

Euractiv - 27 August 2021

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Is German industry at risk of falling behind in digitalisation?

Euractiv - 27 August 2021

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Biden calls on tech giants to ‘raise the bar’ on cybersecurity

Euractiv - 26 August 2021

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Focus on

5 tech things not to forget about


A new, heated tech policy autumn is shaping up also this year. As government, industry and civil society leaders get back to their desks, there are at least five tech policy debates we should not forget about. Lise’s article is summarised below and available in full at this link:

🛠️ Building the basics - #5G, #fibre: roll-out efforts need to continue at a fast pace;
🌐 Thinking global - #internet as one: the focus needs to be kept on an open, multistakeholder, and bottom-up governance of the internet;
💚 Going green - #ICT’s enabling value: governments are rolling-out recovery plans and this should be of concern also to economic development and green transition ministries;
⛔️ Balancing rights - no internet blocking: I will tirelessly advocate against blanket blocking of content;
🕵️ Reconciling objectives - #ePrivacy reform: an innovative European data economy is at stake.
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Video

How Backing More Women-Led Companies Can Transform the Tech Industry


Currently, 98% of venture capital dollars go to male founders, and the industry has a reputation for biased investments, traditional, safe objectives, and slow-moving bureaucracy. Backing women means more than allocating capital to female founders—it's support for lifestyle choices, dismantling of biased networks, normalizing parental leave (for men and women), and taking action in getting women into authority roles—especially in industries dominated by men, like tech.

Tamara shares how backing more female-founded technology companies will transform the technology industry, why entrepreneurs should build diverse teams, and how this can spur greater innovation. Tamara Steffens is the acting General Manager & Managing Director of M12, a Microsoft venture fund. She is an experienced operator and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley at both startups and large tech companies. Watch below!
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Reports

THE LOBBY NETWORK: BIG TECH‘S WEB OF INFLUENCE IN THE EU

CORPORATE EUROPE OBSERVATORY AND LOBBYCONTROL - AUGUST 2021

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Android positioning: from stand-alone to cooperative approaches

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - AUGUST 2021

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Facts & Figures

Connecting the World Under the Sea 

Twitterati

@ETNOAssociation

Why is ICT the real green deal for Europe? @luisfpneves (@GeSIConnect)and our @agropelli wrote an editorial on the case for European tech confidence on climate change, available here: bit.ly/3yuWz8U #DigitalWithPurpose #DWP #EUGreenDeal #FitFor55 #DigitalWithPurpose
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@vestager

In every industrial revolution, democracies had to enable people to get the benefits of the value they created. Today too. People must get in control & get value for their data. Thank you @nikolaiastrup @NandanNilekani @RajivKumar1 & others for a great meeting on #dataempowerment
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@LiseFuhr

#FTETNO: The EU Bubble is slowly coming back to digital and physical desks and we take the opportunity to book your agendas for 29/11. We’ve got a full-day hybrid Tech & Politics Forum brought by @ETNOAssociation and @ftlive : bit.ly/3kdRuwm #TTC
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@DIGITALEU

Are Europeans equipped today for the jobs of tomorrow? 58% of us have at least basic #digitalskills but in the EU’s #digitaldecade the gap has to narrow  #NextGenerationEU will ensure a boost to 70%
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@ETNOAssociation

“I think that the @EU_Commission got the political priorities right. But there are at least five tech policy debates we should not forget about”, @LiseFuhr wrote in a blogpost. Read them here: bit.ly/3t9kbyH #TechPolicy #LaRentree #EUPolicy #5G #DSA #Fibre #GreenTech
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TECH

WhatsApp hit with €225M privacy fine

POLITico - 2 September 2021

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The wonk’s guide to the fall policy agenda

Politico - 31 AUGUST 2021

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12 ways a human-centric approach to data can improve the world

World Economic Forum - 31 AUGUST 2021

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AT&T aims to cut emissions by a gigaton with Connected Climate Initiative

TotalTelecom - 31 AUGUST 2021

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Why Big Tech should embrace the ‘right to repair’ revolution

Financial Times - 30 AUGUST 2021

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EU set to launch formal probe into Nvidia’s $54bn takeover of Arm

Financial Times - 26 AUGUST 2021

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Events
September
SLOVENIAN Presidency of the Council of the EU,
2-3 SEPTEMBER 2021, Virtual Event

Cybersecurity conference

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Bruegel,
3 September 2021, Virtual Event

ACADEMIC LECTURE: INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

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Politico,
6 September 2021, Virtual Event

German election: What does it mean for trade and tech?

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Friends of Europe,
9-11 September 2021, Virtual Event

Europe’s generation R - regeneration, recovery, resilience

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European Commission,
14-15 September 2021, Virtual Event

High-Level Conference on AI: From Ambition to Action - Registrations are open

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European Commission
15 SEPTEMBER 2021, Virtual Event

State of the Union address by President von der Leyen

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ETNO,
21 September 2021, Virtual Event

5G users guide webinar

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PubAffairs Europe,
23 September 2021, Virtual Event

The Digital Decade and the telecom Sector Value Creation

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November
ETNO and the Financial TImes,
29 November 2021, virtual Event

TECH & POLITICS FORUM 2021

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