The Commission on Tuesday (5 June) released its new European Innovation Agenda, setting out five core channels through which it will seek to boost deep tech investment and innovation within the EU. The five areas include talent attraction, policymaking and bridging the scale-up gap and aim to foster a more comprehensive supportive landscape for startups in Europe.
South Mediterranean countries should be aware of the “necessity” associated with the protection of personal data. These policies are not used adequately when cases such as identity theft, loss or theft of personal data are filed every day.
Pro-consumer website Comparitech has released a new report exploring legislation about child data collection in the world’s top 50 countries by gross domestic product (GDP). The document assessed 23 different aspects of these policies to assess whether specific legislation was in place for children’s online data or not.
The DMA establishes that gatekeepers that have a dual role as developers of operating systems and device manufacturers, namely Apple and Google, cannot impose restrictions to access certain functionalities in their devices to third parties, like near-field-communication technology (NFC)
To help smaller app developers make sure they’re complying with the GDPR — and thus avoiding penalties they may not be able to afford — Google has launched a new platform called Checks, designed to automate GDPR compliance.
Cybersecurity Regulation aims to create a Cybersecurity Board to monitor the implementation of the new rules. All EU institutions, bodies and agencies will have to identify cybersecurity risks, set up a plan to improve their cybersecurity, do regular assessments and share details about incidents.
Ukraine Take Shelter launched on March 3. Within a week more than 4,000 people had created listings offering shelter to Ukrainian refugees. To date, there have been more than one million users on Ukraine Take Shelter and over 25,000 listings. Short- and long-term hosts across the world have offered whatever they can, from living room couches and spare bedrooms to entire homes and apartments.
Lithuania will be leading the coalition of six EU countries – which also includes Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Romania and the Netherlands – in order “to help Ukrainian institutions to cope with growing cyber-threats.”