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.
Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski was appointed today by the Council as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) for a mandate of 5 years.
Vertical restraints, inasmuch as they relate to the conditions according to which participants in any value chain may purchase, sell or resell goods or services, are ubiquitous. Conversely, Article 101 TFEU and the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) have had over time an enormous impact on the design of trading terms and conditions across the whole EU economy. That impact has been compelled by significant changes in the enforcement of Article 101 TFEU towards vertical restraints since the turn of the century, as enforcement moved into the hands of national competition authorities, for the most part, only recently arising renewed interest at EU level in the aftermath of the digital sector inquiry. The conference will aim to take stock of modernisation in the field of vertical restraints, its achievements and shortcomings, while eliciting solutions for the future, including in relation to new issues that have arisen as a result of digitisation, changing business models and political concerns about the sharing of profits across value chains
The Commissioner for Data Protection and the Freedom of Information Rhineland-Palatinate imposed a fine of 105,000 euros on a hospital in Rhineland-Palatinate.
The fine is based on several breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation in the framework of a patient mix-up when admitting the patient. This resulted in incorrect invoicing and revealed structural technical and organisational deficits in the hospital’s patient and privacy management.
A summary of the report back from the ongoing interinstitutional negotiations is now available.
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.