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Content of this Update:

MAY 2021

  • President von der Leyen’s speech at the 2021 Digital Assembly: “Leading the Digital Decade”
  • Europe’s Digital Decade: EU Commission launches consultation and discussion on EU digital principles
  • MEPs to call for more support for digital innovation and use of AI
# IGF
  • IGF 2021 Guide to Issues and Policy Questions
  • IGF 2021 Call to Apply for Village Booths
# ITU
  • Future wireless networks to crypto privacy: ITU Journal shares new research
  • Can AI be made trustworthy?
# EIDAS
  • EU Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans – 3/6/2021
  • EU Commission Q&A: Trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans -3/6/2021
  • Piraten: Europäische Digitale Identifizierung muss dezentral und datenschutzfreundlich werden!
  • Bitkom zur einheitlichen europäischen digitalen ID
# E-CODEX
  • Digitalisation of justice: Council approves its mandate for negotiations on the e-CODEX system – 7/6/2021
# DATA GOVERNANCE
  • EU Commission seeks views on data sharing – 3/6/2021
  • EP DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European data governance (Data Governance Act) – 11/5/2021
# 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) – Committee on Culture and Education – 1/6/2021
  • EP DRAFT 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 Industry, Research and Energy – 1/6/2021
  • Die Linke zum Digital Services Act: Kuschelkurs mit BigTech beenden – 1/6/2021
  • EP Think tank: Briefing – Digital markets act – 2(/5/2021
  • ST 8570 2021 INIT 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 – Progress report – 14/5/2021
  • EP Research: Digital markets act [EU Legislation in Progress] – 6/5/2021
  • 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 DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Single Market for Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC
  • New CER insight ‘Taming ‘Big Tech’: How the Digital Markets Act should identify gatekeepers
# GDPR
  • European Commission adopts new tools for safe exchanges of personal data – 4/6/2021
  • Data protection: MEPs urge the Commission to amend UK adequacy decisions
# CYBERSECURITY
  • Cyberspace: EU and Ukraine launch dialogue on cybersecurity – 3/6/2021
  • EU Parliament to call for higher EU security against cyber threats – 3/6/2021
  • EP MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade – 3/6/2021
  • At a Glance – Recent cyber-attacks and the EU’s cybersecurity strategy for the digital decade – 2/6/2021
  • EP Oral question – The EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade – 28/5/2021
  • EEAS on Cyberspace: Strengthening cooperation in promoting security and stability
  • EU Commission makes €11 million available to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities and cooperation
  • First visit of Security Union Vice-President Margaritis Schinas to ENISA and announcement of ‘Team EU’ for the first Cyber World Cup
# COPYRIGHT
  • New EU copyright rules that will benefit creators, businesses and consumers start to apply – 4/6/2021
  • EU Commission Q&A: New EU copyright rules – 4/6/2021
# FIGHTING TERRORISM ONLINE
  • EU Commission: EU rules on removing terrorist content online enter into force – 7/6/2021
  • Fighting terrorist content online: President von der Leyen to deliver video message at Christchurch Call summit on Friday
# AI (GOVERNANCE PART)
  • Bruegel: Algorithmic management is the past, not the future of work
# DIGITAL TAXATION
  • CCIA Statement on USTR Announcement on Digital Tax Investigations – 2/6/2021
# EU PARLIAMENT
  • Data protection: MEPs urge the Commission to amend UK adequacy decisions – 1/6/2021
  • EP Study – Research for CULT Committee – Europe’s media in the digital decade – An action plan to support recovery and transformation in the news media sector – 3/5/2021
  • EP Study – Challenges and limits of an open source approach to Artificial Intelligence – 30/4/2021
# EU COUNCIL
  • Main results of the Telecommunications Council on 4 June 2021
# EU MEMBER STATES
– FRANCE
  • Renforcer le “Digital Markets Act” – 31/5/2021
– GERMANY
  • BSI: Neues IT-Sicherheitsgesetz ebnet Weg für eine moderne Cyber-Sicherheit in Deutschland 28/5/2021
  • Bundesrat: Mehr Rechtsklarheit beim Schutz der Privatsphäre in der Telekommunikation – 28/5/2021
# THINKTANKS AND RESEARCH
– CER
  • Can the EU set a global rulebook for Big Tech? – 1/6/2021
# STAKEHOLDERS
– ETNO
  • Digital Policy Day –  22/6/2021
– AMCHAM EU
  • AmCham EU Position paper: Joint statement to the 27 May Competitiveness Council on the Digital Markets Act (DMA)
– CENTER FOR DATA INNOVATION
  • European Digital Identity Will Spur Digital Transformation, Reduce Costs, and Improve Privacy – Center for Data Innovation – 4/6/2021
– CIRCLE ID
  • Centrality and the Internet – CircleID – 7/6/2021
  • Your Cybersecurity is Only as Strong as Your Weakest Vendor – CircleID – 26/5/2021
– CCIA
  • CCIA Statement on the European Commission’s Copyright Guidelines – 4/6/2021
  • CCIA Reacts To European Parliaments Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act Reports – 4/6/2021
– ACT
  • ACT Position Paper on DSA – Initial remarks and executive summary on key areas of focus for broadcasters
– BITKOM
  • Bitkom Position Paper on DORA 2.0 – 31/5/2021
# OTHER COUNTRIES
– UNITED KINGDOM
  • Speech: Digital Government – UK Cabinet Office
  • Data transfers to the UK and US: concern over EU citizens’ privacy
  • MEP MOTIONs FOR A RESOLUTION on the adequate protection of personal data by the United Kingdom
  • AMENDMENTS  – MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the adequate protection of personal data by the United Kingdom – 17/5/2021
– SWITZERLAND
  • Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis : “Digitalisation – an opportunity for Europe’s democratic values” – 21/5/2021
# COMPANIES
– FACEBOOK
  • Antitrust: EU Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct of Facebook – 4/6/2021
  • EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum Wettbewerbsverfahren gegen Facebook – 4/6/2021
  • EU Commission to assess proposed acquisition of Kustomer by Facebook


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