Artificial Intelligence presents ‘black swan’ ethical issues, Commission report says

By |april 8th, 2019|artificial intelligence, BEUC, ethics, EU ethics, IBM, Lian Benham, Mariya Gabriel, News, Ursula Pachl|

A series of 'critical concerns' in the development of Artificial Intelligence may have future unforeseen "high-impact" ramifications, a European Commission-led project has suggested.

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The nightmare before Christmas: Cybersecurity risks for children’s toys

By |december 21st, 2018|BEUC, children, children's rights, China, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Act, cybersecurity toys, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), hack, hacking, National Cyber Security Centre, News, toys|

The lack of a legal framework to protect children's toys against cybersecurity risks could prove to have damaging consequences, a leading European consumer rights group has warned ahead of the Christmas festivities, advising parents that some of those ...

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Legislating with blinkers: the EU’s copyright reform is up for the vote

By |september 11th, 2018|article 13, BEUC, copyright, Copyright bill, e-Commerce, Facebook, Google, News, YouTube|

Europe’s creative sector is without doubt very important to our economy. Over the past decades it has grown, mainly due to what is arguably Europe’s (and the world’s) most valuable shared economic asset: the internet.

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Industry questions WHO’s conviction about health impact of sugar taxes

By |september 11th, 2018|BEUC, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), food reformulation, News, product reformulation, sugar tax, World Health Organisation|

The industry believes that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has no evidence to back its claim that sugar taxes are an effective way to improve public health. Instead, the industry says, taxes only lead consumers to cheaper brands with similar or even higher calorie content, which may undermine any positive health outcome.

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Commission vows to spend €1.5 billion on artificial intelligence by 2020

By |april 25th, 2018|Andrus Ansip, artificial intelligence, BEUC, France, Germany, Mady Delvaux, Marietje Schaake, Monique Goyens, News|

The European Commission announced on Wednesday (25 April) that it will invest €1.5 billion into artificial intelligence research over the next three years, and was promptly hit with criticism for drafting its strategy years after the United States and China started their own massive funding plans.

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Antimicrobial resistance set to become bigger killer than cancer by 2050

By |november 14th, 2017|AMR, antibiotic resistance, antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, BEUC, News|

Antimicrobial resistance is a ticking time bomb. Ahead of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, the EU and public health stakeholders are aiming to raise awareness of this issue and make it a policy priority in the member states.

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France opts for colour coded nutrition labelling

By |november 2nd, 2017|BEUC, Food labelling, FoodDrinkEurope, France, Mondelez, News, simplified labelling, single market, Slovenia, Spain|

France's ministers for health, agriculture and the economy signed on Tuesday (31 October) a decree introducing a voluntary labelling scheme for food products to reduce obesity, causing upheaval in the food industry.

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Consumer group warns against e-commerce overhaul

By |avgust 24th, 2017|BEUC, consumer protection, e-Commerce, ecommerce market, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), News, Online Shopping, Pascal Arimont, single market, Věra Jourová|

A draft bill to give ecommerce shoppers the same rights across the EU is likely to face a drastic makeover from the European Parliament and national governments—and consumer advocates are worried.

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Google, Facebook and Twitter face fines as EU grows ‘impatient’ with lax consumer rules

By |julij 25th, 2017|BEUC, consumer policy, consumer protection, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Facebook, Google, Monique Goyens, News, online platforms, Twitter, Věra Jourová|

Google, Facebook and Twitter could face fines if they do not change their user conditions to meet the European Commission's demands.

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EU adopts first restrictions on cancer-causing acrylamide in food

By |julij 20th, 2017|acrylamide, Belgium, BEUC, EFSA, FoodDrinkEurope, Monique Goyens, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

Representatives of the EU’s 28 member states voted yesterday (19 July) in favour of a European Commission proposal to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic substance present in fries, crisps, bread, biscuits, or coffee.

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