Digitalisation

    • Digitalisation of access to justice will benefit citizens

      Digitalisation of access to justice will benefit citizens

      Parliament and Council negotiators reached last Tuesday an agreement to make access to justice faster, cheaper and more user-friendly for EU citizens and businesses, the EU press service reported. The two pieces of legislation under negotiation between the two EU legislators, respectively on taking evidence and on service of documents, aim to make judicial cross-border cooperation between national courts more efficient through digitalisation in civil and commercial matters.

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    • Google Cloud, Telefonica partner on cloud region and 5G

      Google Cloud, Telefonica partner on cloud region and 5G

      To meet the growing technology needs of Spanish businesses, Google Cloud and Telefonica announced last week a new partnership to foster the country’s digital transformation and advance 5G mobile edge computing. As part of this agreement Google Cloud also announced its plans to open a new cloud region in Spain that will leverage Telefonica’s Madrid region infrastructure.

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    • Von der Leyen Commission marks its first 100 days

      Von der Leyen Commission marks its first 100 days

      The new Commission led by President Ursula von der Leyen marked today the 100th day of its mandate, outlining its main achievements during that period and future challenges. Since taking office on 1 December 2019, the Commission's main focus was to drive the work on the twin transition, towards a green and digital Europe and it managed to move from talk to action.

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    • EU blockchain observatory releases report on tokens, AI, IoT

      EU blockchain observatory releases report on tokens, AI, IoT

      The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum released a report entitled “Tokenisation of physical assets and the impact of IoT and AI” this week. The report, authored by Dr. Tim Weingaertner, a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts – School for Information Technology, features the “digital twin” concept, which refers to a digital replica of the physical world. This mirror world would be consist of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, big data, tokens representing physical objects, blockchain as a trusted ledger and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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    • Mariya Gabriel: There is serious fake news risk for the EP election

      Mariya Gabriel: There is serious fake news risk for the EP election

      We must act with urgency and efficiency. This means enhanced coordination between Member States, clear fulfilment of commitments made in the Code of Practice against Disinformation signed by the online platforms, concrete initiatives for improving media literacy and stepping up efforts to create an independent network of fact-checkers, says Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

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