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JUNE 2021

  • A New EU Economic Paradigm: Green, Digital and United – Brussels Economic Forum
  • 2030 Digital Decade: Commission seeks view on toolbox to reach EU digital targets – 22/6/2021
  • EU Commission: Consultation & discussion forum on the EU’s 2030 Digital Decade vision – 22/6/2021
# UN
  • UNESCO gets closer to adopting recommendation on AI ethics – 2/7/2021
  • Internet shutdowns now ‘entrenched’ in certain regions, rights council hears – 1/7/2021
# ICANN
  • ICANN71 Readout: Highlights & Take-Aways from the Virtual Policy Forum – 24/6/2021
# ITU
  • Countries ramp up cybersecurity strategies – 4th edition of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Index released – 29/6/2021
# AI
  • EU Commission launches expert group to develop ethical guidelines on artificial intelligence and data for educators – 7/7/2021
  • What if we chose new metaphors for artificial intelligence? – EP Think tank – 2/7/2021
  • Artificial Intelligence in policing: MEPs demand safeguards against mass surveillance
  • EU JRC: Emerging trends in European Artificial Intelligence: skills, ethics, data protection, research and innovation – 21/06/2021
  • Hearing documentation: AIDA and INGE Public Hearing on AI and the Future of Democracy – 21/6/2021
  • EDPB & EDPS call for ban on use of AI for automated recognition of human features in publicly accessible spaces, and some other uses of AI that can lead to unfair discrimination – 21/6/2021
  • Webinar: National AI strategies in Europe, Where are we now and what’s next?
  • EIOPA publishes report on artificial intelligence governance principles
# DATA GOVERNANCE
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Data security and consequences of the accumulation of data by digital services platforms – 25/6/2021
  • EP OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European data governance (Data Governance Act) – 28/6/2021
  • EP Briefing – Data Governance Act – 17/6/2021
  • Digitaleurope: The EU can be €2 trillion better off by 2030 if we secure cross-border data transfers
  • The Data Governance Act: New rules for international transfers of non-personal data held by the public sector – European Law Blog – 10/6/2021
# DMA/DSA
  • EESC: Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act – 30/6/2021
  • EP 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) – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs- 2/7/2021
  • EP OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European data governance (Data Governance Act) – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 2/7/2021
  • At a Glance – The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act – 23/6/2021
  • Workshop proceedings:  The DSA and DMA – a forward-looking and consumer-centered perspective – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 23/6/2021
  • EP DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – 28/6/2021
  • 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) – 25/6/2021
  • AMENDMENTS concerning the Draft opinion Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC – 25/6/2021
  • 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 Culture and Education – 22/6/2021
  • EP DRAFT REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act) – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 8/6/2021
  • 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) – Committee on Legal Affairs – 14/6/2021
  • 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 Women’s Rights and Gender Equality – 14/6/2021
  • Die Linke zum Digital Markets Act: Marktmacht der Tech-Giganten brechen!
# DATA PROTECTION – CHILD ABUSE
  • MEPs adopt new temporary ePrivacy exemptions to combat online child sexual abuse
  • Statement Düpont (CDU) zur Ausnahme von der ePrivacy-Richtlinie und Bekämpfung von Online-Kindesmissbrauch
  • S&Ds call for permanent solutions to fight child sexual abuse online
  • Renew Europe: EU Parliament adopts temporary regulation to combat sexual child abuse online
  • Piraten zur Chatkontrolle: EU-Verordnung zur flächendeckenden und verdachtslosen Durchsuchung elektronischer Nachrichten angenommen, Klage geplant, Widerstand gegen Ausweitung
  • EU-Abgeordnete Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL/DIE LINKE) zu Ausnahmen beim EU-Datenschutz: „Schlichtweg illegal“
# DATA PROTECTION – GENERAL ISSUES
  • EP Study – Exchanges of Personal Data After the Schrems II Judgment – PE 694.678 – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs – 8/7/2021
  • EU Commission adopts data protection adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom – 28/6/2021
  • EU Commission opens an infringement procedure against Belgium on the independence of its Data Protection Authority – 9/6/2021
  • 49th DPOs-EDPS meeting: A menu of workshops and exchanges on current data protection issues – 4/6/2021
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Serious security deficiencies in protecting the data of schoolchildren at Commission-funded e-learning platform Anton – 7/6/2021
# CYBERSECURITY
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – Defending a free Internet in the European Union and countering cyberattacks
  • EU Commission: The EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network is now ready to take off – 28/6/2021
  • Report on implementation of the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade – 24/6/2021
  • EU Cybersecurity: EU Commission proposes a Joint Cyber Unit to step up response to large-scale security incidents – 23/6/2021
  • EU Commission Factsheet Joint Cyber Unit – 23/6/2021
  • Remarks by EU Commission VP Schinas on the Recommendation on building a Joint Cyber Unit – 23/6/2021
  • EU-Abgeordnete Niebler (EVP/CSU) zur “EU Joint Cyber Unit”
  • EP DRAFT 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 – 14/6/2021
  • EU Parliament calls for beefed-up EU security against cyber threats – 10/6/2021
  • EP Text adopted – The EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade – 10/6/2021
  • EU Commission calls on Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Estonia, Luxembourg, Poland, and Sweden to comply with the EU Cyberattacks Directive – 9/6/2021
  • EU-Abgeordnete Angelika Niebler (EVP/CSU) zur EU-Cybersicherheitsstrategie – 9/6/2021
  • Malicious cyber-attacks are assaults on all EU citizens, warn Renew Europe – 9/6/2021
  • ITU: Iceland prepares for next-generation cybersecurity – 15/6/2021
# DIGITAL TAXATION
  • MEPs and French MPs discuss international taxation and digital levy
# EU PARLIAMENT
  • EU-US summit “sets the digital future of the planet on a democratic course” – AIDA Committee – 16/6/2021
# EU MEMBER STATES
– SWEDEN
  • Mikael Damberg and Peter Hultqvist visited the national cybersecurity 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
# 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
# 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?
– EUROCOMMERCE
  • Retailers ask for a safe, trustworthy digital environment for consumers
– AMCHAM EU
  • Towards a strong European cybersecurity environment – 4/7/2021
# COMPANIES
– ALPHABET
  • 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
  • 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
– SOUTH KOREA
  • Data protection: EU Commission prepares adoption of an adequacy decision for South Korea


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