Global Europe 11-06-2024

Poland, US launch group against Russian disinformation on Ukraine

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The United States and Poland on Monday (10 June) launched a multinational group based in Warsaw to counter Russian disinformation on the war in neighbouring Ukraine, the US State Department said.

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Do We Have All the Right Networks for the Future?

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The EU Single Market is an achievement. Now, we need a true Digital Single Market. Companies must be able to scale up and compete in a global digital economy. We must also strengthen educational networks for healthy European socioeconomic ecosystems.


Political groups demand ‘responsibilities’ over Parliament’s data leak

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Four political groups have sent letters to the European Parliament President asking for further details, action, and "responsibilities" related to a recent data breach that affected a significant amount of employees' personal data, including passports.

Disinformation 07-06-2024

Facebook and TikTok kill fake news story in Italy

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A fake news story claiming that Italy might leave the EU if there was low turnout at this weekend's elections shared on Italian social media was taken down by big tech platforms this week.


Tech in the next Parliament; rules on addictive design, but weakened push for market integration 

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Welcome to Euractiv’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.


How consumer protections can be enhanced in e-commerce

This week, together with Marco Scialdone, a lawyer and adjunct professor of law and management of digital content and services at the European University of Rome, we delve into the impact of the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA).

Law enforcement 07-06-2024

EU leaders have failed to tackle child sexual abuse crisis online

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The next EU Parliament needs to act quickly and decisively to end the crisis of child sexual abuse material found online, legislation for which has stalled, writes Sabine Saliba.  


The upcoming battle over telecoms deregulation

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Reforms of the telecom sector are expected to be at the top of the policy agenda for the next EU mandate and a battle is already heating up over the need to deregulate it.


Schrems NGO files 11 complaints across Europe over Meta’s use of data to train AI

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Digital rights NGO Noyb has filed 11 complaints across Europe over changes in Meta's privacy policy that will allow the owner of Facebook and Instagram to use posts and images, among other things, to train its artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to a Thursday press release.


What a right-wing shift in the EU Parliament means for tech policy

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A more right-wing European Parliament could mean fewer regulatory initiatives in the area of tech, a weakened push for market integration, but more support for defence tech, according to party manifestos and an interview with an expert.


European telecom price cuts on the cards in next EU mandate

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While most politicians and lawmakers have been discussing enlargement prospects for the EU, others have quietly worked to bring together EU citizens and their European neighbours in a much more technical but tangible way: telecommunications.

Disinformation 05-06-2024

Commission shrugs off MEPs calls to address social media disinformation risk ahead of elections

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While MEPs urgently called for measures to address disinformation risks and foreign influence attempts before the EU elections, according to a letter dated 9 April and seen by Euractiv, the European Commission responded just two days before the vote, stating the responsibility lies with tech platforms.


Addictive design legislation for Big Tech has legs in next parliament, MEPs say

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The push for legislation to curb addictive design in Big Tech platforms will continue in the next mandate, after June's EU elections, two MEPs who called for such rules told Euractiv.

Elections 05-06-2024

France, Germany, Poland facing ‘permanent’ Russian disinformation attacks: EU

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France, Germany and Poland have become "permanent" targets for Russian disinformation attacks in the run-up to European Parliament elections this week, a senior EU official said Tuesday (4 June).


The Brief – EU elections are a major stress test for digital rulebook

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The upcoming EU elections will be a major stress test for the bloc's digital rulebook, and particularly the Digital Services Act (DSA), a landmark content moderation law.

Internet governance 04-06-2024

EU countries may soon push for human rights and tech standards focus group in ITU

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Some EU countries are looking to start a focus group on human rights and artificial intelligence (AI) under the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) umbrella, Bilel Jamoussi, who leads these groups at the international organisation, told Euractiv.

Law enforcement 04-06-2024

Sweden wants to let police use facial recognition technology

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Sweden's government said Monday (3 June) that it wanted to give law enforcement the ability to use real-time facial recognition technology from cameras in public places, for example to identify people suspected of certain crimes.

Elections 04-06-2024

TikTok fails ‘disinformation test’ before EU vote, study shows

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Wildly popular social network TikTok approved adverts containing political disinformation ahead of European polls, a report showed Tuesday (4 June), flouting its own guidelines and raising questions about its ability to detect election falsehoods.

Elections 04-06-2024

EU’s Stratcom struggles to counter Russian election disinformation

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The European Union's disinformation-busting team last month debunked a Russian-language video on YouTube that said citizens were fleeing dictatorship in EU member Poland and seeking refuge in Belarus, a close ally of Moscow.

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Future Connectivity 04-06-2024

New tech coalition CODE is growing a digital ecosystem to boost EU growth

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The Coalition for Open Digital Ecosystems (CODE), recently held its first public event in Brussels, with Qualcomm and Meta headlining. The technology coalition is emerging as a serious new stakeholder in the Brussels digital, tech, and competition policy space.

Elections 02-06-2024

Germany’s Christian Democratic party hit by ‘serious’ cyberattack

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Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the country's leading opposition party, has been hit by a major cyberattack and has taken parts of its IT-infrastructure off the grid as a precautionary measure, authorities said on Saturday (1 June).

Elections 01-06-2024

Poland sees ‘Russian cyberattack’ behind fake military draft report

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The Polish government said Friday (31 May) that a false story stating that Poles would be mobilised to fight in Ukraine that appeared on the state news agency was likely a Russian cyberattack.


DG CNECT reorganising, child sexual abuse draft law might make progress

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This week, DG CNECT announced its restructuring for the AI Office, while the file on fighting online child sexual abuse material finally seemed to make some headway.

Platforms 31-05-2024

Online fashion retailer Temu added to EU digital rulebook’s ‘systemic risk’ list

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The European Commission announced that online fashion retailer Temu has been designated as a “very large online platform” (VLOP) under the Digital Services Act (DSA) on Friday (31 May).