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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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Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides.

Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides.

| September 28, 2019

  Huawei has made a “peace offering” to the United States in a bid to defuse the potentially highly damaging dispute between the two sides. The boss of the Chinese telecom giant, facing a ban in the US, has said that he was open to a dialogue with Washington and was willing to “license the entire […]

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#QuantumTechnologiesFlagship begins with first 20 projects

#QuantumTechnologiesFlagship begins with first 20 projects

| October 31, 2018

The Quantum Technologies Flagship, a €1 billion initiative, was launched this week at a high-level event in Vienna hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Flagship will fund over 5,000 of Europe’s leading quantum technologies researchers over the next ten years and aims to place Europe at the forefront of […]

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#DataProtection – EU and US start discussions for Second Annual Review of #PrivacyShield

#DataProtection – EU and US start discussions for Second Annual Review of #PrivacyShield

| October 18, 2018

Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová is meeting the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today (18 October) to launch discussions to review the EU-US Privacy Shield. Representatives of all US government departments in charge of running the Privacy Shield, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence […]

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Free flow of non-personal data: Parliament approves #EUFifthFreedom

Free flow of non-personal data: Parliament approves #EUFifthFreedom

| October 9, 2018

New rules aimed at removing obstacles to the free movement of non-personal data within the EU for companies and public authorities have been adopted by MEPs. This EU law, already provisionally agreed with the Council, will prohibit national rules requiring that data be stored or processed in a specific member state. Non-personal data includes, for […]

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UK exposes #Russia #CyberAttacks

UK exposes #Russia #CyberAttacks

| October 4, 2018

Today (4 October), the UK and its allies can expose a campaign by the GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, of indiscriminate and reckless cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks […]

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