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EU leaders have agreed to speed up digital policy-making and agreed at their summit in Brussels to complete the Digital Single Market legislation by the end of 2018.

Despite considerable progress, work in this area needs to be accelerated in order to meet this deadline, the European Council said in a statement. The Council of telecom ministers will discuss at its next meeting 24 October how to accelerate the process and prioritise work on the Digital Single Market.

Weiterlesen: EU leaders agree to speed up work on Digital Single Market legislation

EU can help break encrypted messages but countries want more.

The European Union will boost its law enforcement agency and free up funding to help police break encryption for investigations, but the move is unlikely to satisfy Europe’s most powerful governments that want broad access to chat messages and data.

The Commission said Wednesday it wants to create a “toolbox” to help national law enforcement break encryption, provide up €500,000 to train European police and boost its police agency Europol’s ability to hack into phones, computers and private messages.

Weiterlesen: EU encryption plans hope to stave off ‘backdoors’

European Union & EFTA nations recognize open source software as a key driver of government digital transformation.

It was thus fitting that Estonia, the current EU presidency, brought together Ministers from 32 countries (under the umbrellas of the EU and European Free Trade Association) to adopt the Tallinn Declaration on E-Government, creating a renewed political dynamism coupled with legal tools to accelerate the implementation of a range of existing EU policy instruments (e.g., the e-Government Action Plan and ISA² program).

Weiterlesen: Europe Pledges Support for Open Source Government Solutions

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) launched a joint platform today to help high-speed broadband reach all European regions, including rural and sparsely populated areas where there is not enough market-driven development. The first meeting of the Broadband Platform took place in Brussels in the presence of the Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, CoR President Karl-Heinz Lambertz and local and regional politicians from EU member states.

The new platform aims to contribute to the deployment of faster, better and sustainable high-speed broadband in all European regions, working towards eliminating the digital divide due to geographical location or market failure. Topics discussed included governance, policy and technology choices, regulatory framework and financial opportunities. In the inaugural meeting, there was particular focus on the WiFi4EU initiative which aims to provide free wireless connectivity in public spaces everywhere in Europe.

Weiterlesen: EU: #BroadbandPlatform: Cities and regions join forces with Commission to narrow digital divide

Data innovation is a significant and growing part of Europe’s economy, but EU member states are not equally poised to benefit, according to a comprehensive analysis released by the Centre for Data Innovation. The Centre, a data-policy think tank, recommends that European policymakers encourage data-driven innovation by maximising the supply of reusable data, improving infrastructure that supports data innovation, and developing data science and data literacy skills among workers.

“Supporting data innovation can help countries grow their domestic economies, improve the lives of their citizens, and maximise their competitive advantage in Europe and internationally,” said Daniel Castro, director of the Centre and co-author of the report. “But countries need strong national leadership and the right public policies to realise the full benefits of data innovation.”

Weiterlesen: Which EU member states excel in the data-driven economy?

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