The Roundtable will seek to clarify which AI-related issues and developments are relevant for the EU’s democracy support and cooperation. It will identify priorities for EU action and adequate policy tools to address these issues worldwide. The external focus will be inspired by experiences with regulating and overseeing AI within the EU itself.
The Digital Innovation Challenge invites SMEs and startups, providers of digital services across Europe, to propose innovative services and solutions based on the European Commission open and reusable solutions. The Challenge is particularly targeted at Digital SMEs and startups that would like to accelerate their digitally-enabled growth and leverage on already existing components that provide basic capabilities to facilitate the delivery of digital, interoperable, cross-border and cross-domain services and solutions.
The second information session about the Challenge will take place on 30 January 2020 at 11.00 CET.
The past five years have witnessed significant changes in European and international approaches to data protection. However, while considerable progress has been made towards ensuring that individuals are able to exercise and maintain control over their digital lives, many significant challenges still remain and must be overcome, the Assistant EDPS said today, as he presented a report on EDPS actions and achievements over the course of the current EDPS mandate, which comes to an end this week. His presentation was followed by remarks from EU Commissioner Vera Jourovà.
A summary of the debate is now available.
The winners of the European Broadband Awards 2019 were announced at the special Award Ceremony in Brussels. The Director General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology announced 5 project winners in the different categories focusing on innovative models of financing, cost reduction, socio-economic impact, demand generation and quality of services. The selected projects presented innovative cooperative approaches and solutions for broadband deployment in Europe.
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) published a new report on “Pseudonymisation Techniques and Best Practices”, which explores the basic notions of pseudonymisation, as well as technical solutions that can support implementation in practice.
In 2018, households in the European Union (EU) spent over €200 bn (equivalent to 1.3% of EU GDP) on ‘communications’. This represents 2.3% of households’ total consumption expenditure. By ‘communications’ we mean postal services, telephone and telefax equipment and services.