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#DataLiteracy is the vehicle to a technological utopia – so why aren’t we talking about it?

#DataLiteracy is the vehicle to a technological utopia – so why aren’t we talking about it?

| June 3, 2019

It goes without saying that technology has become an entrenched feature of contemporary lifestyle. Modern technology now defines the way individuals conduct their daily routines and interact with one another. We instinctively call on devices to deal with our problems. Our queries are instinctively fulfilled by Google. Our social interactions are all conveniently organized. Our […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket – Commission publishes guidance on free flow of non-personal data

#DigitalSingleMarket – Commission publishes guidance on free flow of non-personal data

| May 31, 2019

The European Commission has published a new guidance on the interaction of free flow of non-personal data with the EU data protection rules. As part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, which has started to apply in the member states, will allow data to be stored and […]

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#SingleMarket has brought very tangible benefits to European citizens, says #EESC

#SingleMarket has brought very tangible benefits to European citizens, says #EESC

| May 23, 2019

The single market has been a great achievement. The EU needs to make sure citizens are aware that many of the very real benefits they have enjoyed in the past 25 years as consumers, business owners or workers are the result of the single market. This will help rally the support needed to make it […]

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#JunckerFund to mobilize almost €400 billion in investment after new projects approved

#JunckerFund to mobilize almost €400 billion in investment after new projects approved

| May 21, 2019

Following the latest meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the Juncker Fund – is now expected to trigger €398.6 billion in investments. As of May 2019, the deals approved under the Juncker Fund amount to €73.8bn in financing and are located in all 28 […]

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#Google ban on #Huawei – We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem

#Google ban on #Huawei – We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem

| May 20, 2019

Google has barred the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American […]

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#EIB to support €3.4 billion of new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

#EIB to support €3.4 billion of new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

| May 20, 2019

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of €3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries. “Europe must build on its technological and scientific strengths […]

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#Cybersecurity – EU welcomes new UK measures

#Cybersecurity – EU welcomes new UK measures

| May 18, 2019

Cyber attackers around the world could now face EU sanctions, thanks to a new regime pushed for by the UK and its partners. The new sanctions regime, which was signed off on 17 May in Brussels, sends a clear message to hostile actors everywhere that the UK, and the EU, will impose tough consequences for […]

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