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UK patient health data traded to US firms  

By |december 9th, 2019|Amazon, data protection, health data, News, NHS|

Health data belonging to millions of UK National Health Service (NHS) patients has been sold under license to US companies and global pharmaceutical firms, in a move that is likely to inflame tensions between the UK government and privacy campaigners i...

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UK investigating whether leaked trade papers were hacked

By |december 9th, 2019|hacking, News, Russia, trade, UK, US|

British cyber security officials are investigating whether classified UK-U.S. trade documents that were shared online ahead of Thursday’s election (December 12) were acquired by hacking or were leaked, two sources told Reuters.

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Digital Brief: Mastering Innovation

By |december 5th, 2019|Digital Brief, News, The Digital Brief|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We don’t want to be dependent on imports of crucial technologies.”  – Lucilla Sioli, Director of Artificial Intelligence and...

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We welcome Chinese investment, Greece’s digital minister says

By |december 4th, 2019|5G, Belt and Road Initiative, China, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, News|

The Greek government is open to the idea of further Chinese investment into a range of public and private sectors, including in the field of telecommunications, the country's digital minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis, told EURACTIV on Tuesday (3 December).

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The Capitals Special: Europe’s 5G dilemma

By |december 3rd, 2019|News|

EU ministers adopted conclusions on Tuesday concerning the importance and security of 5G technology, which stress that an approach to 5G cybersecurity should be comprehensive and risk-based, while also taking into account ‘non-technical factors’.

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Commission to present revamped ePrivacy proposal

By |december 3rd, 2019|data protection, e-Privacy, ePrivacy, EU, News, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission will present a revised ePrivacy proposal as part of the forthcoming Croatian Presidency of the EU, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton announced on Tuesday (3 December), after previous talks failed to produce an agreemen...

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Facebook renews calls for EU regulation in ‘fight for the soul of the internet’

By |december 3rd, 2019|digital services act, DSA, EU, Europe, Facebook, GDPR, News, Nick Clegg, regulation, Twitter|

An ideological 'fight' is tacking place worldwide between those who want to restrict open access to the internet and those who want to maintain a free and open web within necessary regulatory frameworks, Facebook's VP for Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, ha...

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EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype

By |november 24th, 2019|ePrivacy, News|

EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules.

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Digital Brief: Tech Biopower

By |november 21st, 2019|Digital Brief, News, The Digital Brief|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “There can be an issue of biopower when you have a relationship where there is indeed a giant that...

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Amid NATO tensions, Estonian President highlights Russia risk

By |november 20th, 2019|Brexit, defence, Estonia, EU, EU enlargement, Kersti Kaljulaid, News, Russia, security|

NATO should be ready to defend Estonia should the country face risks emanating from its neighbour Russia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told EURACTIV. Her comments came following French President Macron's recent claim that the alliance is 'br...

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