A respected expert on the "triangle of law, technology and democracy" and as such a prominent advisor to the EU, Paul Nemitz shares his views on how artificial intelligence could affect democracies and why and how it should be regulated, including at the European level.
Tag: Digital Services Act
If it was not already clear, Covid has made it indisputable: the Internet is not just a place for socialising and entertainment, it is a vital infrastructure for work, study and bureaucracy. The Net was a product of openness and sharing, but these values have now been replaced by the drive for profit, says Ben Tarnoff in his latest essay, reviewed here by Konrad Bleyer-Simon.
In 2020, the European Commission announced its Digital Services Act and its Digital Markets Act, two packages aimed to regulate online monopolistic platforms such as Google or Facebook. While the monopoly of corporations has been widely discussed in the last few years, it has also found influential advocates, such as American entrepreneur Peter Thiel, author and co-founder of PayPal and Donald Trump’s supporter.
The EU's Digital Services Act aimed to limit the power of social media and online platforms. Yet, it became a victory for the tech giants and a missed opportunity for the European Union. This article looks at how Big Tech’s strategic moves helped shaping EU law.
Europe wants to be a leader in tech revolutions like AI. Yet this ambition contrasts sharply with the EU’s desire to protect the right to privacy - because AI needs lots of data. A new European ruling promises to make the objectives compatible, but does not resolve the conundrum.
During most of the pandemic (March 2020 - June 2021) internet speeds in Europe have increased by more than 50 percent. Unfortunately, the gap between urban and more rural areas, and between north European countries and those in the south-east, has also grown.
A Voxeurop Live video talk with journalists Andreas Vou (Big Techtopia) and Alexander Fanta (Netzpolitik).
Big Tech has become a powerful patron to European journalism. But the millions of euros in financial support for media companies come with a catch.