Why the EU leads in digital regulation, but lags in digital innovation

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|Andrus Ansip, connecting europe facility, Digital, Digital Europe, Digital Single Market, GDPR, Magrethe Vestager, News|

In its efforts to harmonise the digital legislation of its 28 countries, the European Union has accidentally become the world’s digital regulator – while ceding ground to other digital innovators.

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Commission ‘remains committed’ to connected car plans, despite Council blocking

By |september 19th, 2019|Andrus Ansip, C-ITS, connected cars, cooperative intelligent transport systems, DG Connect, DG Move, EU, Europe, European Commission, News, US, Violeta Bulc|

The European Commission's controversial bid to establish connectivity standards for next-generation vehicles, blocked by a group of member states just before the summer, remains an important area of the EU executive's working schedule, EURACTIV has lea...

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Romania withdraws substitute Commissioner pick after pressure tells

By |september 11th, 2019|Andrus Ansip, Corina Crețu, Kadri Simson, News, Rovana Plumb, Ursula von der Leyen|

Romania has dropped its insistence on having a replacement Commissioner join Jean-Claude Juncker’s outgoing administration for the final two months of its mandate. 

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Digital Brief: ‘No letting down the guard’

By |maj 30th, 2019|AKK, Alexandra Geese, Andrus Ansip, Angelika Niebler, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Axel Voss, Brexit, censorship, copyright, Digital, Dita Charanzová, EU, EU DisinfoLab, Euronews, Facebook, Germany, Helen Dixon, Huawei, Julian King, Katarina Barley, Kersti Kaljulaid, Manuel Bompard, Marcel Kolaja, Marina Kaljurand, Mariya Gabriel, Markétka Gregorová, Michel Barnier, Mikuláš Peksa, Nato, News, Patrick Breyer, Pietro Bartolo, Sophie in’t Veld, tech, The Digital Brief, Tiemo Wölken, Turkey, Twitter, wikipedia, Yana Toom|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 

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Digital Brief: Estonia Special

By |maj 16th, 2019|5G, Andrus Ansip, Christchurch, cyber defence, Cybersecurity, digital wonderland, EKRE, Estonia, France, GDPR, Huawei, Kadri Simson, Kersti Kaljulaid, Kristo Vaher, Latitude59, Marine Le Pen, New Zealand, News, The Digital Brief|

This week, EURACTIV Digital has been in Estonia, talking to political officials, startup entrepreneurs, and purveyors of Estonia's digital revolution, as a means to map out the country's future as the EU's tech powerhouse.

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Bulc pleads with European Parliament: Support WiFi for connected car security

By |april 5th, 2019|5G, 5G Wifi Delegated Act, Andrus Ansip, C-ITS, cooperative intelligent transport systems, News, Violeta Bulc, wifi|

WiFi should be deployed in connected vehicles rather than 5G due to safety concerns that may result in an increase in the EU's 25,000 annual road deaths, a letter written by EU's Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to the European Parliament states.

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EU wraps Facebook, Twitter and Google for inaction on fake news

By |marec 1st, 2019|Action plan on disinformation, Andrus Ansip, code of practice on disinformation, disinformation, ENISA, EU elections 2019, Facebook, fake news, Google, Guy Verhofstadt, Julian King, Mariya Gabriel, News, Twitter, Věra Jourová|

Online platforms are failing to make sufficient progress in the fight against disinformation, the European Commission warned on Thursday (28 December). As the European elections draw closer, the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA has called for national legislation in the fight against fake news.

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Microsoft detects cyberattacks on EU research groups

By |februar 20th, 2019|Andrus Ansip, cyberattack, EU, hack, hacking, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, News, Russia|

Microsoft has detected a range of coordinated cyberattacks against European think tanks and non-profit organizations which focus on issues related to "democracy, electoral integrity, and public policy" and have close connections with government officials.

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Vestager ranked best EU Commissioner, favourite to succeed Juncker

By |februar 19th, 2019|Andrus Ansip, Juncker Commission, Margrethe Vestager, Maroš Šefčovič, Michel Barnier, Miguel Arias Cañete, News|

EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is the clear favourite to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, according to the results of a Europe-wide online survey unveiled today (19 February).

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‘Digital gangsters’: UK parliament slams Facebook on data protection, disinformation

By |februar 19th, 2019|Andrus Ansip, Cambridge Analytica, data protection, disinformation, Facebook, fake news, Julian King, News, Privacy, Russia, UK|

A UK Parliamentary report has singled out Facebook for failing to effectively protect user data and stem the spread of disinformation across its platform, saying that the tech giant "is unwilling to be accountable to regulators around the world."

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