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#Huawei – Not everyone wants a level playing field

#Huawei – Not everyone wants a level playing field

| April 7, 2020

I remember one particular week in December 1990 very well.   The great and the good of world trade were gathered in a Brussels conference hall, at an area known as the Heysel, to conclude – they hoped – the ‘Uruguay Round’ of trade talks that would hopefully remove barriers to commerce around the world, writes […]

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#Coronavirus crisis delays Europe’s #5G rollouts

#Coronavirus crisis delays Europe’s #5G rollouts

| April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted most of Europe and forced nationwide shutdowns in Italy, Spain, France, and the UK has also forced a delay in European 5G rollouts, most notably in France. France’s telecoms authority, ARCEP, was supposed to launch the country’s long-awaited 5G spectrum options in mid-April; the regulator has now admitted it […]

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#GDPR compliance: Manetu to the rescue?

#GDPR compliance: Manetu to the rescue?

| March 18, 2020

On 11 March, Swedish regulators slapped Google with a $7.6 million fine for failing to adequately respond to customers’ requests to have their personal information removed from the search engine’s listings. The penalty was the ninth-highest since the EU’s watershed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicked into force in May 2018–yet it paled in comparison to […]

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#WelshSiliconValleys – Future funding will anchor a new generation of cyber security companies in #Wales

#WelshSiliconValleys – Future funding will anchor a new generation of cyber security companies in #Wales

| February 24, 2020

New funding will help to secure Wales’ place as the home of future tech leaders. Eluned Morgan, the Minister for International Relations, has announced £250,000 in Welsh Government funding to help create the next generation of Welsh technology companies, during her six-day visit to North America. The Welsh government has pledged the support to match […]

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Encouraging the use of open datasets: 2020 #EUDatathon competition now open

Encouraging the use of open datasets: 2020 #EUDatathon competition now open

| February 20, 2020

On 18 February, the European Commission and the Publications Office of the European Union launched the fourth edition of the ‘EU Datathon‘, a competition that invites people passionate about data to develop new, innovative apps that make good use of the EU’s numerous open datasets. The application process is open until 3 May 2020. The […]

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#DataProtectionDay – Joint Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders

#DataProtectionDay – Joint Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders

| January 27, 2020

To mark the 2020 Data Protection Day taking place on 28 January, Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders issued the following joint statement: “Data is becoming increasingly important for our economy and for our daily lives. With the roll-out of 5G and uptake of the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things technologies, personal data will be in abundance and with potential […]

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Governing the Global Commons

Governing the Global Commons

| October 18, 2019

The European Union has the chance to shape the digital market for the better for the next generation. As digital citizens, it’s our responsibility to keep track of the issues that matter – writes Nayef Al-Rodhan. When the newly appointed European Commissioners officially take up their posts on 1st November, some very important technology policy questions […]

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