Somewhere in #Digital Europe ...

By egarciagarcia | A personal compilation of the news that are shaping the #digital future of Europe.

EU seeks to decrypt messages in new anti-terror plan

"We believe there is more that we can do to support law enforcement and judicial authorities when they encounter encryption," he said.<p>The plan …

Encryption

EU-US Privacy Shield pact to pass first annual review

A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will get the green light from the European Union today (18 October) …

European News

In Europe’s digital race, the winner is the United States

LONDON — When it comes to tech, Europe likes to compare itself to the United States and China — a continent-sized digital giant ready to roar.<p>Scratch …

European News

EU's plans on encryption: What is needed?

On 18 October 2017, the European Commission is expected to publish a Communication on counter-terrorism, which will include some lines on</b> …

Privacy

Data protection and digital single market struggle to combine in Europe

European News

Small businesses at risk of being overwhelmed by data protection burden

European News

MEPs push for stronger data protection by EU institutions

All EU institutions, bodies and agencies should live up to strong data protection safeguards when processing personal data, says the European …

Privacy

Digital skills and 5G centre stage as precision farming vies to enter mainstream

Farmers, digital experts and representatives from the agricultural technology industry joined forces in Brussels on Thursday (12 October) to urge …

European News

European telcos 'ready' for 5G, but financial questions remain

European telecoms operators are pushing ahead with preparations for fifth-generation mobile services, with some even claiming ot be ready to go, but …

Internet

How the 'fake news' crackdown could end up with almighty social networks

The soon-to-be-appointed EU expert group on fake news should seriously look into the overlooked danger that entrusting social networks with policing …

Censorship

Google and Facebook to be asked to pay to help UK tackle cyberbullying

Government’s internet safety green paper includes voluntary levy on web giants and social media code of practice<p>Internet companies such as Google and Facebook are to be asked to pay for measures to combat and raise awareness about online bullying and other web dangers, under a UK government …

Censorship

UK government considers classifying Google and Facebook as publishers

Culture secretary says internet firms may have legal status changed amid concerns about copyright and extremist material<p>Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, has said the government is considering changing the legal status of Google, Facebook and other internet companies amid growing concerns about …

Censorship

GDPR’s impact on storage of personally identifiable data

Computer Weekly talks to Mathieu Gorge of Vigitrust about the practical impacts on data storage of the GDPR concepts of “personally identifiable …

Privacy

Automation ‘will put 28% of young workers’ jobs at risk’

Research suggests the next 15 years will see young workers’ jobs at risk from automation, putting pressure on the UK to ensure the future generation …

Intelligence

US says its views must be heard in legal challenge to EU-US data sharing

The US government says it has ‘has issues' with a ruling by the Irish High Court which will test the legality of EU-US data transfers as Facebook …

Privacy

Striking the right ePrivacy balance to foster digital innovation [Sponsored]

The mobile ecosystem is flourishing, providing a platform for innovation that is generating employment opportunities and spurring the creation of new …

European News

Artificial Intelligence: The end of the human race?

Artificial Intelligence can bring huge benefits for society. And despite the headlines, fears of AI taking over are nothing more than Holywood …

European News

The EU shouldn’t fall for false “digital freedom”

Data monopolies, black-box algorithms, intellectual property, data protection and cybersecurity threats - it is high time for the EU to consider the …

European News

More than 70% of US fears robots taking over our lives, survey finds

As Silicon Valley heralds progress on self-driving cars and robot carers, much of the rest of the country is worried about machines taking control of human tasks<p>Silicon Valley celebrates artificial intelligence and robotics as fields that have the power to improve people’s lives, through inventions …

Intelligence

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Silicon Valley

Drink-driving in a driverless car should be legal, expert body says

National Transport Commission argues for exemption for self-driving cars when there is ‘no possibility that a human could drive’<p>Uber drivers could one day be spared from engaging in small talk with drunks if a National Transport Commission suggestion to allow people under the influence of alcohol …

Driverless Cars

Who do you trust? How data is helping us decide

Faced with a choice of babysitters, which do you rely on: your instinct – or the algorithm that tells you to book the one in the green top?<p>My first lesson in the dangers of trusting strangers came in 1983, not long after I turned five, when an unfamiliar woman entered our house. Doris, from …

Salvation Army

Algorithms Have Already Gone Rogue | Backchannel

<b>For more than two decades,</b> Tim O’Reilly has been the conscience of the tech industry. Originally a publisher of technical manuals, he was among the …

Jeff Bezos

Six Features of the Disinformation Age

We are living in a brave new world of disinformation and propaganda, and as long as only its purveyors have the data needed to understand it, the …

U.S. Congress

Tear down the tracking wall

It has become a daily routine: “consenting to” being tracked, on the basis of meaningless explanations (or no explanation at all) before you’re …

Privacy

Commission’s position on tackling illegal content online is contradictory and dangerous for free speech

Today, on 28 September, the European Commission published its long-awaited Communication “Tackling Illegal Content Online”. This follows a leaked …

Censorship

Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment - the Tallinn Declaration

All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallin on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed …

Brexit

BT and Three risking UK’s 5G leadership potential, says Ofcom

In an article in the Financial Times, Ofcom CEO Sharon White criticises mobile operators for holding up the auction of radio spectrum that is vital …

Telecoms

Pilar del Castillo: With changed rules, EU telecoms bill ‘can really boost investment’

Pilar del Castillo, the Spanish centre-right MEP leading negotiations on the EU's new telecoms bill, defends in an interview the European …

European News