After Clearview AI scandal, Commission ‘in close contact’ with EU data authorities

By |februar 12th, 2020|artificial intelligence, Artificial Intelligence White Paper, biometric data, clearview AI, data protection, EU, Europe, facial recognition, GDPR, Margrethe Vestager, News|

The European Commission is in consultation with EU data protection authorities following the news that US technology firm Clearview AI has scraped more than three billion facial images from social media sites including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, wi...

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Huawei taking coronavirus ‘precautions’ ahead of Barcelona MWC

By |februar 5th, 2020|Barcelona, China, coronavirus, EU, Europe, Health, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, MWC2020, News, Spain|

Following the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, telecommunications giant Huawei has put in place a series of 'precautions' and 'internal rules' for international travel ahead of the company's appearance at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress (MWC) at...

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Digital in 2020: A geopolitical programme

By |januar 3rd, 2020|2020, 5G, Alicem, China, digital affairs, digital policy, digital services act, EU, Europe, European policy, Huawei, law, Magrethe Vestager, News, online terrorist content, TERREG, terrorist content online, US|

Departing from a tumultuous 2019, in which several tech behemoths faced the ire of European regulators, the forthcoming twelve months in the digital arena will prove to be lively in terms of EU policy.

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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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Huawei’s billion-euro pitch to Vestager

By |november 5th, 2019|5G, China, Europe, Huawei, Margarethe Vestager, News, US|

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has released 2018 figures showing its presence in Europe provided a €12.8 billion stimulus to the EU's economy, backing the company's claim that it has become an essential element of Europe's digital ecosystem.

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Industry ‘must listen’ to facial recognition concerns, Huawei chief says

By |oktober 18th, 2019|biometric data, EU, Europe, facial recognition, France, Huawei, News, Serbia|

European industry must be sensitive to the concerns of citizens regarding the widespread use of facial recognition technologies and its possible impact on privacy, Huawei's European chief has told EURACTIV.

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Amid continuing US pressure, Huawei looks for the ‘European way’

By |oktober 17th, 2019|5G, Cybersecurity, Europe, Huawei, News, US|

Huawei implored the EU to grasp their future 'digital sovereignty', as the company fielded questions from a cross-section of MEPs in Brussels on Wednesday evening (16 October). The hearing came as the US administration renewed its campaign against the ...

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A reminder of Jacques Chirac’s U-turn on Europe

By |september 27th, 2019|Call of Cochin, constitutional treaty, Europe, France, Jacques Chirac, News, obituary, Referendum, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing|

During his political career, Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday (26 September), made a complete U-turn on Europe, from calling Europe a "mollusc" in 1979 to becoming a European of reason, then of heart.  EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

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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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Amid US standoff, Huawei looks for new markets in ‘brute force computing’

By |september 18th, 2019|5G, China, Cybersecurity, EU, Europe, Huawei, Huawei Connect 2019, Ken Hu, News, US, US-China trade war|

The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will substantially increase investments into high-performance computing, its rotating chairman Ken Hu announced on Wednesday (18 September). The move came as Huawei faces increasingly tense relations with the...

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