IEU Dossier Internet Governance - Update 23 November 2020

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  • Wer regiert das Web: Internet Governance zwischen EU-Autonomie und US-Dominanz +++ 

# CJEU: 

  • The Court of Justice confirms that EU law precludes national legislation requiring a provider of electronic communications services to carry out the general and indiscriminate transmission or retention of traffic data and location data for the purpose of combating crime in general or of safeguarding national security - 6/10/2020 +++ 
  • EDRi: The data retention regimes of France, United Kingdom and Belgium are illegal says CJEU - 6/10/2020 +++ 
  • Patrick Breyer zu Vorratsdatenspeicherungs-Urteilen: Gezielt ermitteln statt total erfassen! +++ 


  • EuroDIG2021 takes place June - 20/10/2020 +++ 
  • EuroDIG: Join the Planning Meeting on October 6 +++ 


  • ETNO joins GAIA-X Association, calls for EU leadership in the data economy
  • Bitkom zum GAIA-X-Summit
  • BDI zum Gipfeltreffen zur europäischen Cloud Gaia-X: „Europäischer Goldstandard“


  • S&D Group: Any law to curb online terrorism must strike the right balance between security and fundamental right to freedom of expression, says Iratxe García
  • Bitkom kritisiert geplante Hintertüren in Kommunikationsdiensten - 10/11/2020


  • Main decisions of the EU Parliament
  • Text adopted - Digital Services Act and fundamental rights issues posed - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0274 - Tuesday, 20 October 2020 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Digital Services Act: adapting commercial and civil law rules for commercial entities operating online - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0273 - Tuesday, 20 October 2020 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Digital Services Act: Improving the functioning of the Single Market - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0272 - Tuesday, 20 October 2020 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • EP: Why does the EU want to regulate the platform economy? - 16/10/2020
  • Considerations of France and the Netherlands regarding intervention on platforms with a gatekeeper position - 16/10/2020
  • EPP Group: Make Europe a global leader in digital services
  • Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum Digital Services Act - 20/10/2020
  • Europa-SPD: „Grundrechte der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer schützen“- Parlamentsforderungen zu digitalen Diensten - 19/10/2020
  • The ECR Group welcomes the adoption of three reports on the Digital Services Act
  • Europaabgeordneter Patrick Breyer (Piraten) fordert: Der Digital Services Act muss ein Bollwerk gegen Überwachungskapitalismus und Internetzensur werden
  • Vier Europäische CIO-Verbände fordern von der EU-Kommission neue Wettbewerbsregeln für die digitale Wirtschaft - 20/10/2020
  • Markenverband fordert: Keine Fälschungen auf Handelsplattformen im Internet 21/10/2020


  • ETNODigital: Overcoming Europe’s data inferiority complex: why ePrivacy must be reformed


  • EU Commission adopts its new Open Source Software Strategy 2020-2023


  • Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter und Tik Tok legen Berichte zu Desinformation über Covid-19 vor


  • Call for selection for .eu Registry - 6/10/2020


  • EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to Amazon for the use of non-public independent seller data and opens second investigation into its e-commerce business practices - 10/11/2020
  • Statement by Executive Vice-President Vestager on Statement of Objections to Amazon for the use of non-public independent seller data and second investigation into its e-commerce business practices - 10/11/2020
  • EPP: Strike against Amazon must be done quickly
  • BEUC supports European Commission’s competition investigation into Amazon’s e-commerce activities


  • Facebook will not dictate digital finance in Europe, say S&Ds


  • Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on the Commission's decision to appeal the General Court's judgment on the Apple tax State aid case in Ireland
  • S&D Group: Vestager’s decision to appeal EU court ruling: Apple case demonstrates need for EU tax rules


  • Online European Digital Identity Roundtable: Clear message in favour of a secure e-Identity for all Europeans!


  • EU Threat Landscape Report: Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, targeted and widespread - 20/10/2020


  • A Digital Launch of the Data Protection Handbook (2nd ed.)


  • Closing Digital Divide, Ensuring Safe Online Access to Most Vulnerable Essential for Recovery from Pandemic, Secretary-General Tells Internet Governance Forum - 17/11/2020
  • IGF 2020 Outputs


  • EU Commission sets out to modernise the GDPR toolbox for international data transfers - 13/11/2020
  • EU Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over Infoblox by Warburg Pincus and Vista - 10/11/2021
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the roundtable ‘Internet, a new human right' after the intervention by Sir Berners-Lee - 28/10/2020
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the roundtable ‘Internet, a new human right' after the intervention by Simona Levi - 28/10/2020
  • New reports show progress and substantial remaining gaps on actions taken by the signatories of the Code of Practice on Disinformation - 7/10/2020
  • The Digital in a fractious world: Europe's way - Speech by President Charles Michel at the FT-ETNO Forum - 30/9/2020
  • EU countries test their ability to cooperate in the event of cyber attacks


  • DRAFT 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 - 11/11/2020
  • DRAFT OPINION on a European strategy for data - PE660.120v01-00 - 2/11/2020
  • Briefing - The functioning of the Internal Market for Digital Services: responsibilities and duties of care of providers Challenges and opportunities - 29-10-2020
  • Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development: OPINION on a European strategy for data - PE652.570v02-00 - 22/10/2020
  • Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection: DRAFT OPINION on A European strategy for data - PE659.085v01-00 - 22/10/2020
  • Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs: DRAFT OPINION on A European strategy for data - PE659.067v01-00 - 21/10/2020
  • The EU must set the standards for regulating online platforms, say MEPs - 20/10/2020
  • REPORT with recommendations to the Commission on the Digital Services Act: Improving the functioning of the Single Market - 8/10/2020
  • REPORT with recommendations to the Commission on a Digital Services Act: adapting commercial and civil law rules for commercial entities operating online - 7/10/2020
  • REPORT on the Digital Services Act and fundamental rights issues posed - 7/10/2020
  • Answer to a written question - Data protection rights in an increasingly non-democratic cyber space - 2/10/2020
  • Digital Services: managing harmful content while protecting freedom of expression
  • EP Thinktank Study - Digital Services Act - 1/10/2020
  • S&Ds: With binding standards on ethics, we can make AI safer and more trustworthy in Europe
  • Digital Services Act: Renew Europe MEPs on the Internal Market Committee call for balanced approach that protects online freedoms - 1/10/2020
  • OPINION on Strengthening Media Freedom: the Protection of Journalists in Europe, Hate Speech, Disinformation and the role of Platforms - 29/9/2020
  • Digital Services Act: Improving the functioning of the Single Market - Vote - 29/9/2020
  • MEPs spell out their priorities for the Digital Services Act - 28/9/2020
  • Digital Services Act - improving the functioning of the Single Market: committee vote - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - 25/9/2020
  • At a Glance:  EU cyber sanctions: Moving beyond words - 25/9/2020
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - EU Internet Forum and terrorist content online - E-003452/2020(ASW)
  • In-Depth Analysis - Disruption by technology: Impacts on politics, economics and society - 21/9/2020
  • Answer to a written question - Data collection via social networks and mobile operators to combat COVID-19 - E-002462/2020(ASW) - 21/9/2020
  • EP Study - The impact of algorithms for online content filtering or moderation - Upload filters - 15/9/2020


  • Draft Council Conclusions on the cybersecurity of devices that are connected to the internet - 19/11/2020
  • Council Conclusions on Regulatory sandboxes and experimentation clauses as tools for an innovation-friendly, future-proof and resilient regulatory framework that masters disruptive challenges in the digital age - 17/11/2020
  • Malicious cyber-attacks: EU Council sanctions two individuals and one body over 2015 Bundestag hack
  • Artificial intelligence: EU Council Presidency issues conclusions on ensuring respect for fundamental rights
  • Digital justice: EU Council adopts conclusions on digitalisation to improve access to justice - 13/10/2020
  • Main results of the video conference of EU justice ministers -  9/10/2020
  • Proposal of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to the Council for a Council Implementing Regulation implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/796 concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States - 5/10/2020
  • Non-paper from the Commission services on the state of play of the negotiations for the Second Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and the negotiations for an EU-U.S. Agreement on cross-border access to electronic evidence
  • Conclusions on the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the context of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Change Approval - 5/10/2020


  • How COMPRO lifted the veil on political propaganda 15/10/2020


  • Cybersecurity exercise boosts preparedness of EU Agencies to respond to cyber incidents - 8/10/2020
  • Europol & ENISA: 4th IoT security conference - as of 21/9/2020


  • ENISA Threat Landscape 2020: Cyber Attacks Becoming More Sophisticated, Targeted, Widespread and Undetected - 20/10/2020
  • eHealth Security Conference on Covid-19 tracing mobile apps and key findings from session 1 - 20/10/2020
  • Measuring ‘Security and Trust’ at the Annual Trust Services Forum - 14/10/2020
  • Highlights on the National Cybersecurity Strategies - 9/10/2020
  • IoT Cybersecurity: Webinar Series to Tackle Security Challenges of IoT - 9/10/2020
  • Cybersecurity for artificial intelligence - 21/9/2020


  • Upcoming BEREC Stakeholder Forum will focus on regulation of digital platforms and on the Work Program 2021


  • Debating the legal control of algorithms - 22/10/2020


  • ## GERMANY 
    • CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Dashboard Digitalpolitik bringt Transparenz
  • ## UK
    • Detailed Brexit Guides published by the UK Government
  • ## USA
    • National Science Foundation: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) - 9/10/2020
    • National Science Foundation: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) - 2/10/2020


  • ## EDPS
    • IPEN 2020 Contact Tracing Apps Webinar - 21/10/2020
    • Global Privacy Assembly Week - 12/10/2020
    • Online Workshop: Data Protection within International Organisations 2020 - 08/10/2020
  • ## ENISA
    • Artificial Intelligence: Cybersecurity Essential for Security & Trust - 1/10/2020
  • ## BEREC
    • BEREC continues monitoring the status of internet capacity, regulatory and other measures in light of the Covid-19 crisis - 2/10/2020
    • Annemarie Sipkes – the newly elected BEREC Chair 2022 - 1/10/2020


  • ## IGP
    • IGP Workshop at IGF2020 on DoH - 12/10/2020
  • ## IC3.GOV
    • FBI Cyber Strategy - - 10/10/2020
  • ## BRUEGEL
    • Free movement of data: how to maintain necessary sharing among the EU, UK and US? - 18/11/2020
    • Who owns the data? - Bruegel 1/10/2020
    • How the Digital Services Act Could Reshape the EU’s Digital Economy - Center for Data Innovation - 7/11/2020
    • Do we trust the plane or the pilot? The problem with ‘trustworthy’ AI - Open Knowledge Foundation
  • ## SWP
    • Online Expert Exchange: Cracks in the internet’s foundation: Can the EU, and Germany, keep the internet free, secure and truly global? - 2/11/2020


  • Private and Public broadcasters call for action against the negative impacts of global online platforms  on Europe’s democracies, cultural diversity and media plurality

# ETNODigital

  • FT & ETNODigital: The Global Digital Race: Regional sovereignty, Global partnerships - Online Event 1/12/2020


  • People across Europe challenge biometric mass surveillance as #ReclaimYourFace movement launches - 12/11/2020
    • Digitale Gesellschaft warnt vor Uploadfiltern in der EU-Verordnung gegen Terror-Propaganda - 24/10/2020
  • ## CIRCLE ID
    • Who Should Solve the Digital Divide? - 14/10/2020
    • The Race to Bury Net Neutrality - 15/10/2020
  • ## CCIA
    • CCIA Submits Comments on the Review of EU Cybersecurity Law - 1/10/2020
  • ## BDI
    • BDI, Bitkom und DIHK zur Fortführung der Nationalen Cyber-Sicherheitsstrategie: Cyber-Sicherheitskompetenzen in Staat und Unternehmen deutlich stärken
  • ## BITKOM
    • Establishing successful ecosystems for IIoT platforms and B2B business models - 9/11/2020
    • Wie man KI trainiert, ohne den Datenschutz zu verletzen - 9/10/2020
    • One in two companies refrains from innovations for privacy reasons - 29/9/2020
    • Bitkom on NIS-Review - 5/10/2020


  • Positionspapier von BT, Deutscher Telekom, Telefónica und Vodafone zu Open BNG (Broadband Network of the Next Generation) - 2/10/2020


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