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JULY 2021

  • New rules on Open data and reuse of public sector information start to
# EURODIG
  • EuroDIG2021 materials are online – 21/7/2021
# AI
  • EP Think tank: At a Glance – Study in focus: Robo-advisors – 12/7/2021
# DATA PROTECTION – GENERAL ISSUES
  • EP Study: Exchanges of Personal Data After the Schrems II Judgment – 8/7/2021
# CYBERSECURITY
  • All EU Member States commit to build a quantum communication infrastructure – 27/7/2021
  • Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in SMS – EU Commission answer to a written question – 26/7/2021
  • EP OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, repealing Directive (EU) 2016/1148
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU: urging China to take action against malicious cyber activities undertaken from its territory – 19/7/2021
  • EP OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, repealing Directive (EU) 2016/1148 – 15/7/2021
  • EP OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, repealing Directive (EU) 2016/1148 – 14/7/2021
# DMA/DSA
  • EP DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act) – EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy – 19/7/2021
  • EP OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs – 26/7/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 183 – 376 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 26/7/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 377 – 498 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – 26/7/2021 – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • EP AMENDMENTS 499 – 757 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer – 26/7/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 758 – 1011 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 26/7/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 1012 – 1301 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 26/7/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 1302 – 1591 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 26/7/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 1592 – 1872 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 26/7/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 1873 – 2158 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • EP AMENDMENTS 2159 – 2297 – Draft report Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – PE695.164v01-00
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Digital Services Act: liability for own‑initiative investigations – 7/7/2021
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Digital Services Act: national regulations vs Commission proposal
# DATA GOVERNANCE
  • Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU – 16/7/2021
  • AMENDMENTS to the draft report Contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act)
  • EU-Abgeordnete Niebler (EVP/CSU) zur Abstimmung über den Data Governance Act
  • S&Ds on Data Governance Act: “Monopolistic practices detrimental to citizens must be avoided”
# EU COMMISSION
  • Barrierefreiheit von Webseiten und mobilen Apps: Ihre Meinung ist gefragt – 19/7/2021
# EU COUNCIL
  • Results of the virtual EU Council conference on the regulation of artificial intelligence, ethics and fundamental rights
  • EU Justice ministers discuss artificial intelligence and child-friendly justice – 16/7/2021
  • EU Council sets its priorities for the 76th United Nations General Assembly: Shaping the global digital agenda – 12/7/2021
# EU MEMBER STATES
– SWEDEN
  • Mikael Damberg and Peter Hultqvist visited national cyber security centre
– GERMANY
  • Kabinett beschließt Open-Data-Strategie der Bundesregierung – Staatssekretär Richter: Wir werden Vorreiter für Open Data in Europa – 7/7/2021
  • Bundesrat billigt elektronischen Identitätsnachweis – 25/6/2021
– AUSTRIA
  • Austrian Supreme Court questioned the CJEU about the legal basis Facebook collects user data – 21/7/2021
# COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
  • Cities and regions step up their game to regulate online platforms and pave a safe way for SMEs into digital markets – 30/6/2021
# EUROPOL
  • No More Ransom: 121 tools against ransomware – Europol – 26/7/2021
# NATO
  • Statement by the North Atlantic Council in solidarity with those affected by recent malicious cyber activities including the Microsoft Exchange Server compromise – 19/7/2021
# THINKTANKS & RESEARCH
– CER
  • Reality bytes: The limits of transatlantic digital co-operation
# STAKEHOLDERS
– EDRI
  • New EDRi report reveals depths of biometric mass surveillance in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland – 7/7/2021
– BEUC
  • What do consumers expect from the Slovenian EU Presidency? 23/6/2021
– EUROCOMMERCE
  • Retailers ask for a safe, trustworthy digital environment for consumers – 15/7/2021
– BDI
  • BDI zu weltweit zunehmenden Cyberangriffen und der Erarbeitung der europäischen Cyberrichtlinie: „EU sollte ganzheitlichen und risikobasierten Cybersicherheitsansatz verfolgen“ – 26/7/2021
– AMCHAM EU
  • Towards a strong European cybersecurity environment – 4/7/2021
# COMPANIES
– FACEBOOK GROUP
  • BEUC: Consumer groups file complaint against WhatsApp for unfairly pressuring users to accept its new policies – 12/7/2021
– ALPHABET
  • Google introduces new surcharges for Google Ads
  • EU Commission and national consumer authorities call on Google to be more transparent – 26/7/2021
  • EU Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct by Google in the online advertising technology sector – 22/6/2021
  • European Press Publishers welcome the launch of a competition investigation on Google’s conduct in the online advertising and data market
# OTHER COUNTRIES
– USA
  • U.S. White House Background Press Call on Improving Cybersecurity of U.S. Critical Infrastructure
  • U.S. President: National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems – 28/7/2021
  • NIST & DHS Developing Cybersecurity Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems – 29/7/2021
  • NIST Requests Information to Help Develop an AI Risk Management Framework
  • NIST: Automatic Proofs of Differential Privacy
  • NIST Evaluates Face Recognition Software’s Accuracy for Flight Boarding
  • NIST Delivers on Two Key Publications to Enhance Software Supply Chain Security Called for by Executive Order
  • NIST Issues Definition of Critical Software Called for by Cybersecurity Executive Order
  • NIST Welcomes Comments on Managing Bias in Artificial Intelligence
  • U.S. NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide Across the Country – 16/6/2021
– CHINA
  • Challenges of ChinaNet for the internet and the European Union’s response to it – EU Commission answer to a written question – 26/7/2021
– SOUTH KOREA
  • Data protection: EU Commission prepares adoption of an adequacy decision for South Korea

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