Commission expert group warns against ‘killer acquisitions’ in platform economy

By |julij 10th, 2020|acquisitions, competition, EU, Europe, European Commission, Fitbit, Google, killer acquisitions, market tipping, mergers, News, platform economy|

The EU should consider imposing 'new obligations' on major platforms to report their merger and acquisition activities to the European Commission in order to avoid a culture of 'killer acquisitions,' a report produced for the EU executive has said.

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Slovenian PM calls for mandatory coronavirus app, against Commission advice

By |julij 8th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, coronavirus, coronavirus app, COVID-19 app, COVID19 app, EU, Europe, European Commission, Janez Janša, mandatory, News, Slovenia, Viktor Orbán|

Coronavirus contact tracing applications should be made mandatory as a means of helping the European Union transition out of the public health crisis and open up its borders, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Wednesday (8 July).

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Vestager warns against predictive policing in Artificial Intelligence

By |junij 30th, 2020|AI, AI White Paper, artificial intelligence, biometric data, EU, Europe, European Commission, facial recognition, Margarethe Vestager, Margrethe Vestager, News, predictive policing|

Certain Artificial Intelligence application including forms of predictive policing are 'not acceptable' in the EU, the European Commission's Vice-President for Digital policy, Margarethe Vestager has said.

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Artificial Intelligence: The time for ethics is over

By |junij 29th, 2020|Alexandra Geese, artificial intelligence, ethics, EU, Europe, News|

Organising ethical debates has long been an efficient way for industry to delay and avoid hard regulation. Europe now needs strong, enforceable rights for its citizens, writes  Green MEP Alexandra Geese.

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Platforms clamp down on hate speech in run up to Digital Services Act 

By |junij 23rd, 2020|digital services act, DSA, EU, Europe, European Commission, News, online hate speech, online terrorist content, platform economy, TERREG|

The European Commission has applauded efforts by some of the world's largest tech platforms in stifling the spread of illegal content, in the last evaluation of the EU's code on countering illegal hate speech online before the Digital Services Act is p...

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Crowd monitoring facial recognition tech awarded Commission seal of excellence 

By |junij 19th, 2020|biometric, data protection, EU, Europe, European Commission, facial recognition, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, News, Privacy|

The European Commission has given its 'seal of excellence' to a technology that provides 'advanced video analytics, including real-time face recognition and crowd behaviour analysis,' to be used in the bloc's fight against another potential outbreak of...

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Stakeholders weigh in on EU’s future AI plans

By |junij 16th, 2020|AI, artificial intelligence, Artificial Intelligence White Paper, EU, Europe, facial recognition, News|

A cross-section of stakeholders has responded to the EU's plans to build an ethical framework for the development and deployment of next-generation Artificial Intelligence technologies, highlighting concerns ranging from the use of biometric technology...

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EU Commission pressed on controversial links to Palantir 

By |junij 11th, 2020|big data, Commission president, data analytics, EU, Europe, European Commission, Karen Melchior, Margarethe Vestager, News, palantir, Sophie in 't Veld, Ursula von der Leyen|

MEPs have urged the European Commission to provide more details on the EU's relationship with controversial US big data analytics firm Palantir, following a series of revelations detailing the involvement of the company in Europe.

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‘Time to tell the truth’ on Chinese disinformation, Jourova says

By |junij 10th, 2020|China, disinformation, EU, Europe, European Union, fake news, News, Věra Jourová|

The European Commission has come out with an unambiguous message against China's efforts to spread disinformation related to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe. It is the first time the executive has publicly called out China for its role in spreading ...

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Connecting Europe’s forgotten regions

By |junij 9th, 2020|5G, 6G, Broadband, connectivity, Europe, European Union, Eva Maydell, Margarethe Vestager, News|

As part of a raft of commitments to be announced by the European Council today (9 June), EU member states will renew their commitment to bridging the gap across Europe's connectivity divides, as certain territories on the continent continue to be isola...

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