The Council today adopted conclusions which set priorities and guidelines for EU cooperation in the field of countering hybrid threats and enhancing resilience to these threats, building on the progress made in recent years.
By Center for Data Innovation
This policy briefing includes a number of recommendations for how EU policymakers can address fairness in online platforms; respond to concerns about online hate speech and disinformation; balance privacy, competition, and innovation to maximize economic welfare; and improve European competitiveness in emerging digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
By Claire Bury, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT
Every November the Safer Internet Forum, organised by the European Commission, brings together participants from Europe and beyond to discuss the impact of technology on our daily lives, especially children’s experiences. This year it had a special focus on online violence and the promotion of “digital respect”. Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, sums up the 2019 event and reflects on how we can meet the challenges that lie ahead.
By the Web Foundation
Last year, the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, called for governments, companies and citizens from across the world to take action to protect the web as a force for good.
Today, we stand together to launch the result of that call: a new Contract for the Web.
This lunch discussion will therefore examine how platforms’ business model impacts the dissemination and virality of content – as threats, insults, and false information act as clickbait, generating more data and more profit. This event aims at analysing the issues raised by online companies’ core businesses that are based on collecting highly refined data about their users and converting that data into microtargeted manipulations.
We will furthermore discuss core questions around liability and content moderation. What are the potential risks and benefits of regulating content ranking? And more importantly: How can the planned DSA apply to all digital services alike without creating collateral damage for individuals’ rights and smaller online companies? How could it tackle the underlying root of the problems with mega platforms?
Brussels, 12 November 2019.