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IEU Dossier Internet Governance - Update February/March 2021 (118 pages, PDF)

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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021

EU debates: Growing tensions around platform economies and the dominance of internet giants

# EURODIG

  • Overarching theme for EuroDIG2021 - 15/2/2021

# ITU

  • ITU: A new decade for digital foreign policy - 2/3/2021
  • AI: The next enabler of media, journalism, and content creation? - 25/2/2021
  • Digital regulation: 7 ways to move the cursor - 15/2/2021

# EU COMMISSION

  • EU Commission launches public consultation on extending the scope of the Directive on Administrative Cooperation to crypto-assets and e-money - 11/3/2021
  • Digitalisation of EU justice systems: EU Commission launches public consultation on cross-border judicial cooperation
  • Keynote speech by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the ‘Masters of Digital 2021' event - 4/2/2021
  • Open letter from the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE - 29/1/2021

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • MEPs discuss the external policy dimension of AI - 3/3/2021
  • EP Briefing - Updating the Crypto Assets Regulation and establishing a pilot regime for distributed ledger technology - 3/3/2021
  • Big data: definition, benefits, challenges (infographics) - 17/2/2021
  • AMENDMENTS - Draft opinion Digital taxation: OECD negotiations, tax residency of digital companies and a possible European Digital Tax - 3/3/2021
  • EP MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on a ban on interference by big tech companies in parliamentary debating culture - 15/2/
  • EP MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Big Tech and the principle of political neutrality - 9/2/2021

# EU COUNCIL

  • Digital sovereignty is central to European strategic autonomy - Speech by EU Council President Charles Michel at "Masters of digital 2021" online event - 3/2/2021

# EU MEMBER STATES

## GERMANY

  • "So geht Zukunft": Bundeskabinett beschließt wichtige Meilensteine für ein digitales Deutschland - 10/2/2021
  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Assessing the German Bundestag committee of inquiry’s findings on AI and the Network Enforcement Act in conjunction with AI - E-006152/2020(ASW) - 3/2/2021

# STAKEHOLDERS

## AMCHAM EU

  • AmCham EU publishes position on Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) - 8/3/2021

## EDRI

  • Call for Nomination: EDRi Board elections 2021

# SPECIAL: DIGITAL TAXES

  • MEPs: Better cooperation between national authorities on taxation of digital trading - 10/3/2021
  • EP DRAFT REPORT on Digital taxation: OECD negotiations, tax residency of digital companies and a possible European Digital Tax - 27/1/2021

# SPECIAL: DATA PROTECTION

  • EDPS Opinion on Europol’s mandate review - 8/3/2021
  • Keynote Speech by Vice-President Jourová on ‘Data Privacy post-Covid-19' at Euroactive's Virtual Conference - 10/3/2021
  • EDPS: Democratic Societies in the Digital Age: what role for data protection? 4/3/2021
  • European Commission launches process on personal data flows to UK - 19/2/2021
  • Bitkom zum Datenaustausch mit dem Vereinigten Königreich - 19/2/2021
  • Geneva Internet Platform: EU to adopt adequacy decision regarding UK data protection framework - 15/2/2021
  • Joint Statement by EU Commission Vice-President Jourová and EU Commissioner Reynders ahead of Data Protection Day
  • EU-Kommission: Datenschutztag: Europäische Datenschutzregeln sind Goldstandard - 27/1/2021
  • S&D/SPD zur Lage des Grundrechts am Europäischen Datenschutztag: „Digitales Privatleben schützen“

# SPECIAL: CYBERSECURITY

  • Europol: New major interventions to block encrypted communications of criminal networks - 10/3/2021
  • EP Think-Tank Briefing - The NIS2 Directive: A high common level of cybersecurity in the EU - 19/2/2021
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) - 15/2/2021
  • EP Briefing - Improving the common level of cybersecurity across the EU - 11/2/2021
  • Fraunhofer-Forscherin gewinnt Deutschen IT-Sicherheitspreis - 12/2/2021
  • EU Commission requests the EU cybersecurity agency to develop a 5G networks certification scheme - 3/2/2021
  • Europol: World’s most dangerous malware EMOTET disrupted through global action - 27/1/2021
  • Emotet-Infrastruktur zerschlagen – BSI informiert Betroffene - 27/1/2021
  • EU Parliament: Subject files - AI & Cybersecurity - Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age - 25/1/2021
  • Cybersecurity Standardisation Conference 2021
  • SWP: EU-Strategie zur Cybersicherheit: Desiderat Cyberdiplomatie - 9/2/2021

# SPECIAL: E-PRIVACY

  • Confidentiality of electronic communications: EU Council agrees its position on ePrivacy rules - 10/2/2021
  • S&D e-Privacy negotiator: Negotiations must start ASAP - 11/2/2021
  • Grüne/EFA: Angriff auf digitale Privatsphäre: Ratsposition zu ePrivacy verdient diesen Namen nicht! - 10/2/2021
  • EP Study - Commission proposal on the temporary derogation from the e-Privacy Directive for the purpose of fighting online child sexual abuse. Targeted substitute impact assessment - EP Thinktank: 8/2/2021
  • ETNO: ePrivacy: European telcos support a strong alignment with GDPR - 10/2/2021

# SPECIAL: PLATFORMS

  • EP Thinktank: Study about online platforms: Economic and societal effects - 10/3/2021
  • Vestager beim „Forum Bellevue“ zur Regulierung von Online-Plattformen: „Mit Macht kommt auch Verantwortung“
  • Protecting people working through platforms: EU Commission launches a first-stage consultation of the social partners
  • EU Commission Q&A: First stage social partners consultation on improving the working conditions in platform work
  • Remarks by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on possible action addressing the challenges related to working conditions in platform work
  • Remarks by EU Commissioner Schmit on the first-stage consultation of European social partners on possible action addressing the challenges related to working conditions in platform work
  • Consider platform workers as employees and reverse the burden of proof, S&Ds demand of EU Commission
  • Facebook does not make the laws! S&Ds launch pan-European campaign to stop online data abuse - 23/2/2021
  • Social media platforms regulation against foreign interference: committee debate - Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation - 17/2/2021
  • Regulate social media platforms to defend democracy, MEPs say - 10/2/2021
  • EP AMENDMENTS 1 - 141 - Draft opinion Fair working conditions, rights and social protection for platform workers - New forms of employment linked to digital development - 19/2/2021
  • Uber publishes white paper ahead of EU review on platform workers’ rights - 16/2/2021
  • Regulating Big Tech & social media platforms: long overdue or a threat to freedom of expression? - GUE/NGL - 10/2/2021
  • EP Debate: Social media and democracy: we need laws, not platform guidelines - 10/2/2021
  • EVP/CSU: Digitale Plattformen stärker in die Verantwortung nehmen! 10/2/2021
  • EP Study: Liability of online platforms - EP Think Tank - 8/2/2021
  • The EU’s Digital Services Act Should Not Have Separate Rules for Large Platforms - Center for Data Innovation

# SPECIAL: TELECOM RULES

  • EU Commission opens infringement procedures against 24 Member States for not transposing new EU telecom rules - 4/2/2021

# SPECIAL: CLOUD

  • BSI: Sicheres Cloud Computing in der EU - 27/1/2021

# SPECIAL: SURVEILLANCE

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Processing of big data and information on non-suspected citizens by Europol - 8/2/2021
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Regulating data tracking tools: the Digital Services Act and ePrivacy Regulation - 4/2/2021
  • EPP Group: Facial recognition software: regulation instead of ban - 20/1/2021
  • Greens/EFA campaign: Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance - 28/1/2021

# SPECIAL: DATA GOVERNANCE

  • EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinion on the Data Governance Act (DGA) - 10/3/2021
  • REPORT on a European strategy for data - 10/3/2021
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European data governance (Data Governance Act) - EU Council Presidency compromise text - 2/3/2021
  • European strategy for data: what MEPs want - 24 February 2021
  • Tap into the potential of the data economy for better services and jobs, say MEPs - 24 February 2021
  • „Uber, Lieferando & Co. stärker in die Verantwortung nehmen“ - Europa-SPD - 24/2/2021
  • EP OPINION on a European strategy for data - 16/2/2021
  • EP Briefing - Data Governance Act - 12/2/2021
  • How Can the EU’s Digital Markets Act Unlock the Power of Data? - Center for Data Innovation - 12/2/2021
  • OPINION on a European strategy for data - EP Committee on Transport and Tourism - 29/1/2021
  • OPINION on a European strategy for data - EP Committee on Culture and Education- 29/1/2021
  • Bitkom zur Datenstrategie der Bundesregierung - 27/1/2021
  • Feedback on the Data Governance Act - Center for Data Innovation - 8/2/2021

# SPECIAL: GOOGLE

  • Geneva Internet Observatory: Google threatens to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the News Bargaining Code is enforced

# SPECIAL: GEO-BLOCKING

  • Geo-blocking: remaining restrictions create artificial barriers, say MEPs - 11/3/2021
  • EP Oral question - Evaluation of the Geo-blocking Regulation - 23/2/2021
  • EU Commission fines Valve and five publishers of PC video games €7.8 million for ‘geo-blocking' practices - 20/1/2021

# SPECIAL: DIGITAL SERVICES

  • EP OPINION on shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - 5/3/2021
  • EP Think tank Briefing - Digital services act - 3/3/2021
  • Exchange of views with Executive Vice-President Vestager on the DSA and the DMA - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - 4/3/2021
  • OPINION on shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - Committee on Transport and Tourism - 2/3/2021
  • EP OPINION on shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - Committee on International Trade - 2/3/2021
  • EP OPINION on Shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development- 28/2/2021
  • EP OPINION on shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - Committee on Legal Affairs - 28/2/2021
  • MEPs scrutinise Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act - 24/2/2021
  • Neue BDI-Studie zur Datenwirtschaft: „Deutschland muss Weltspitze bei wirtschaftlicher Datennutzung werden“
  • EVP/CSU zu Digitalen Märkte: Verordnung mit Biss statt Papiertiger - 23/2/2021
  • Digital Services Act: MEPs ask for media literacy education and help to quality journalism - 22/2/2021
  • Bruegel: Regulating big tech: the Digital Markets Act - 19/2/2021
  • Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act proposals: committee debate - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - 17/2/2021
  • EP OPINION on shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - 17/2/2021
  • Dutch position on the proposal for the Digital Markets Act - 17/2/2021
  • Dutch position on the proposal for the Digital Services Act - 17/2/2021
  • EU Council: Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the proposal for a Digital Services Act - 15/2/2021
  • EDPS Opinions on the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act - 10/2/2021
  • Consultation of the European Economic and Social Committee by the Council on a 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 [ref. 2020/0361 (COD) - COM(2020) 825 final - 14124/20 + ADD1-3] - 9/2/2021
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - New competition rules and Digital Services Act and criteria for the list of large platforms: market share of revenues and number of users, personal data - E-005562/2020(ASW)
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Digital Services Act - 26/1/2021
  • EU Council: Revised positions 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) - 21/1/2021
  • AMENDMENTS 1 - 140 - Draft opinion Shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - 22/1/2021
  • AMENDMENTS 1 - 164 - Draft opinion Shaping the digital future of Europe: removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - 22/1/2021

# OTHER COUNTRIES

## UNITED KINGDOM

  • Cyber-threat intelligence information sharing - UK Government - 8/3/2021
  • UK Commonwealth Cyber Security Programme: case studies - 8/3/2021
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