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ISSUE 1 / 2022

DIGITAL RIGHTS & PRINCIPLES
  • EU Commission puts forward declaration on digital rights and principles for everyone in the European Union
  • Angelika Niebler (EVP/CSU) zur Digitalen Rechte
  • The Left: Online Disinformation in Europe: a study on ethical standards
  • Patrick Breyer (Greens/Piraten): Heuchlerische Ankündigung der EU-Kommission zu Stärkung digitaler Rechte
# DATA ACT
  • Data Act: EU Commission proposes rules for a fair and innovative data economy – 23/2/2022
  • EU Data Act – Questions and Answers
  • Speech by Executive Vice-President Vestager on the Data Act
  • Data Act: Proposal for a Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data – 23/2/2022
  • Data Act — Factsheet – 23/2/2022
  • Impact Assessment report and support studies accompanying the Proposal for a Data Act – 23/2/2022
  • Staff working document on data spaces – 23/2/2022
  • DeepTech for digital transformation launchpad
  • Study presenting assessments of codes of conduct on data porting and cloud switching – 23/2/2022
  • Data flows in Europe: EU Commission presents new monitoring study – 3/2/2022
# ICANN
  • Latest decisions by ICANN in January 2022
    • ICANN Bylaws Amendment: ccNSO-Proposed Changes to Article 10 and Annex B
    • GNSO Council and ICANN Board Consultation Regarding SSAD Recommendations
    • John Crain Appointed ICANN Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    • ICANN Launches a DNSSEC Survey for the Africa Region
    • ICANN Request for Proposal (RFP): DEI Consulting Services
    • ICANN Request for Proposal (RFP): End User Survey
    • Proposal for Myanmar Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
    • Join ICANN’s Virtual Discussion on Internet-Related Legislation in Canada
    • ICANN Seeks Input on Supporting Additional Scripts for IDNs
# .EU
  • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL On the implementation, functioning and effectiveness of the .eu Top-Level Domain from April 2019 to April 2021
# TTC
  • EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council: Webinar on cybersecurity for SMEs
# DMA/DSA
  • Digital Services Act: Remarks by EU Commission Executive VP Vestager – 19/1/2022
  • Speech by EU Commissioner Breton on the Digital Services Act – 19/1/2022
  • Digital Markets Act: EU legislators to start negotiations  11/1/2022
# CYBERSECURITY
  • European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network has started its operations
  • How European funded research can boost cyber resilience of hospitals – European Cybersecurity Competence Centre
  • EP summary on cybersecurity: main and emerging threats in 2021
# DATA PROTECTION
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Enforcement of EU data protection rules – 11/2/2022
  • Joint Statement by EU Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders ahead of Data Protection Day
  • EDPS orders Europol to erase data of individuals without link to criminal activity – 10/1/2022
  • Die Linke zur EDPS-Anordnung an Europol zum Löschen von Daten – 10/1/2022
# DISTRIBUTED LEDGER
  • New steps in the development of the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) – 23/2/2022
# EU COMMISSION
  • Web accessibility Directive – EU Commission Monitoring reports – 4/1/2021
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Surveillance of individuals based on their political and ideological preferences – 17/1/2022
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Risks in respect of the use of biometrics – 17/1/2022
# EU PARLIAMENT
  • EP Public Hearing: European democracy and the role of political entities in the social media era – 26/1/2022
– EPP
  • Angelika Niebler (EVP/CSU) zum EU Data Act
  • Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum EU Data Act: Paradigmenwechsel in der europäischen Datenstrategie?
– S&D
  • S&D AIDA webinar: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Literacy for all on 2 March 2022
# EU MEMBER STATES
– GERMANY
  • Einheitliches Sicherheitsniveau für staatliche Dienstleistungen – 20/1/2022
– FRANCE
  • New referral of press publishers against Google in France – 10/1/2022
# EU AGENCIES
– EDPS
  • Piraten: EDSB/EDPS verhängt Sanktionen gegen das Europäische Parlament wegen illegaler Datenübermittlung zwischen der EU und den USA
  • Pseudonymous data: processing personal data while mitigating risks – 21/12/2022
  • TechDispatch #2/2021 – Card-based Payments – 20/12/2021
# EU FUNDING
– DIGITAL EUROPE
  • EU Commission to invest €292 million in digital technologies and cybersecurity – 22/2/2022
# THINK TANKS & RESEARCH
– BRUEGEL
  • The dark side of artificial intelligence: manipulation of human behaviour – Bruegel – 3/2/2022
# STAKEHOLDERS
– AMCHAM EU
  • Data Act: open approach is critical to success – 23/2/2022
– BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Data Act: EU data sharing framework should foster investment – Unreasonable action can provoke chilling effect on EU business – 23/2/2022
– BDI
  • BDI zu EU-Data-Act: „Gut gemeint, aber nicht gut gemacht“
– BITKOM
  • Bitkom-Kommentar zum Data Act der EU-Kommission – 23/2/2022
  • Bitkom zum Europäischen Datenschutztag: Deutschland kann Vorreiter der neuen Datenökonomie in Europa werden – 27/1/2022
– VKU
  • VKU zum EU Data Act: großer Wurf, neuer Schub für Energiewende und Daseinsvorsorge
– BEUC
  • Data Act important for competition and consumer choice
  • EU Parliament improves some protections for consumers in digital services but fails to go full mile – 20/1/2022
– EDRI
  • European Parliament approves rights-respecting DSA & proposes ban on use of sensitive personal data for online ads – EDRi – 20/1/2022
– EUROCITIES
  • DSA amendments: a mixed basket for cities – 24/1/2022
– EUROCOMMERCE
  • Data Act – getting the right framework key to digital transformation and business competitiveness
  • DSA: need for a level playing field to drive online innovation in Europe – 18/1/2022
  • DMA trilogues should result in clear, consistent rules across Europe
– EMMA/ENPA
  • The Digital Services Act must safeguard freedom of expression – 18/1/2022
# COMPANIES
– META/FACEBOOK
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Kustomer by Meta (formerly Facebook), subject to conditions
  • EU data protection: WhatsApp has to inform consumers better about the use of data
  • Introducing Meta’s Next-Gen AI Supercomputer – 24/1/2022
  • Introducing the First Self-Supervised Algorithm for Speech, Vision and Text – 20/1/2022
# OTHER COUNTRIES
– UK
  • Policy paper: National Cyber Strategy 2022 – UK Government
– USA
  • U.S. Memorandum on Improving the Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community Systems
  • NIST Updates FIPS 201 Personal Identity Credential Standard – 24/1/2022
– CHINA
  • China publishes regulation for algorithms used in recommendation systems – 4/1/2022
B2B MEDIA
  • ZDNet: What is Web3? Everything you need to know about the decentralized future of the internet

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