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Disruption by technology: Impacts on politics, economics and society

21-09-2020

Technological development has long been considered as a disruptive force, provoking change at many levels, from the routine daily activities of individuals to dramatic competition between global superpowers. This analysis examines disruption caused by technologies in a series of key areas of politics, economics and society. It focuses on seven fields: the economic system, the military and defence, democratic debates and the 'infosphere', social norms, values and identities, international relations ...

Technological development has long been considered as a disruptive force, provoking change at many levels, from the routine daily activities of individuals to dramatic competition between global superpowers. This analysis examines disruption caused by technologies in a series of key areas of politics, economics and society. It focuses on seven fields: the economic system, the military and defence, democratic debates and the 'infosphere', social norms, values and identities, international relations, and the legal and regulatory system. It also presents surveillance as an example of how technological disruption across these domains can converge to propel other phenomena. The key disruptive force of 2020 is non-technological, namely coronavirus. The pandemic is used here as an opportunity to examine how technological disruption interacts with other forms of disruption.

Digital sovereignty for Europe

02-07-2020

There is growing concern that the citizens, businesses and Member States of the European Union (EU) are gradually losing control over their data, over their capacity for innovation, and over their ability to shape and enforce legislation in the digital environment. Against this background, support has been growing for a new policy approach designed to enhance Europe's strategic autonomy in the digital field. This would require the Union to update and adapt a number of its current legal, regulatory ...

There is growing concern that the citizens, businesses and Member States of the European Union (EU) are gradually losing control over their data, over their capacity for innovation, and over their ability to shape and enforce legislation in the digital environment. Against this background, support has been growing for a new policy approach designed to enhance Europe's strategic autonomy in the digital field. This would require the Union to update and adapt a number of its current legal, regulatory and financial instruments, and to promote more actively European values and principles in areas such as data protection, cybersecurity and ethically designed artificial intelligence (AI). This paper explains the context of the emerging quest for 'digital sovereignty', which the coronavirus pandemic now seems to have accelerated, and provides an overview of the measures currently being discussed and/or proposed to enhance European autonomy in the digital field.

Réforme du régime européen de responsabilité des intermédiaires en ligne: Contexte de la future législation relative aux services numériques

30-04-2020

L’Union européenne devrait revoir le régime de responsabilité des intermédiaires en ligne dans la future législation sur les services numériques. Cette publication décrit le régime de responsabilité actuel prévu par la directive sur le commerce électronique de 2000, met en lumière les lacunes constatées dans la mise en œuvre et présente les principales propositions de réforme qui ont été examinées jusqu’à présent. La technologie a évolué au cours des vingt dernières années et de nouveaux défis sociétaux ...

L’Union européenne devrait revoir le régime de responsabilité des intermédiaires en ligne dans la future législation sur les services numériques. Cette publication décrit le régime de responsabilité actuel prévu par la directive sur le commerce électronique de 2000, met en lumière les lacunes constatées dans la mise en œuvre et présente les principales propositions de réforme qui ont été examinées jusqu’à présent. La technologie a évolué au cours des vingt dernières années et de nouveaux défis sociétaux sont apparus, tels que l’utilisation croissante des plates-formes pour accéder à des produits, des services et des informations, et pour les distribuer. En conséquence, les décideurs politiques devront aborder une série de questions, notamment l’extension du champ d’application du régime de responsabilité et la révision des conditions d’exonération de responsabilité.

European Court of Justice limits the territorial scope of the 'right to be forgotten'

25-10-2019

Delivering its judgment in Google v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) on 24 September 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that Google does not have to remove search engine results worldwide in order to comply with a 'right to be forgotten' request under EU data protection law. The landmark decision limits the territorial scope of the EU right to de-referencing but leaves many open questions.

Delivering its judgment in Google v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) on 24 September 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that Google does not have to remove search engine results worldwide in order to comply with a 'right to be forgotten' request under EU data protection law. The landmark decision limits the territorial scope of the EU right to de-referencing but leaves many open questions.

EU guidelines on ethics in artificial intelligence: Context and implementation

19-09-2019

The discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their impact on society is increasingly focused on the question of whether AI should be regulated. Following the call from the European Parliament to update and complement the existing Union legal framework with guiding ethical principles, the EU has carved out a 'human-centric' approach to AI that is respectful of European values and principles. As part of this approach, the EU published its guidelines on ethics in AI in April 2019 ...

The discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their impact on society is increasingly focused on the question of whether AI should be regulated. Following the call from the European Parliament to update and complement the existing Union legal framework with guiding ethical principles, the EU has carved out a 'human-centric' approach to AI that is respectful of European values and principles. As part of this approach, the EU published its guidelines on ethics in AI in April 2019, and European Commission President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced that the Commission will soon put forward further legislative proposals for a coordinated European approach to the human and ethical implications of AI. Against this background, this paper aims to shed some light on the ethical rules that are now recommended when designing, developing, deploying, implementing or using AI products and services in the EU. Moreover, it identifies some implementation challenges and presents possible further EU action ranging from soft law guidance to standardisation to legislation in the field of ethics and AI. There are calls for clarifying the EU guidelines, fostering the adoption of ethical standards and adopting legally binding instruments to, inter alia, set common rules on transparency and common requirements for fundamental rights impact assessments, and to provide an adequate legal framework for face recognition technology. Finally, the paper gives an overview of the main ethical frameworks for AI under development in countries such as the United States and China.

Les politiques de l’Union – Au service des citoyens: La transformation numérique

28-06-2019

Une révolution numérique est en cours, qui transforme le monde tel que nous le connaissons à une vitesse inouïe. Les technologies numériques ont changé non seulement la façon dont évoluent les entreprises, mais aussi celle dont les gens se connectent, échangent des informations et interagissent avec les secteurs public et privé. Les entreprises et citoyens européens ont besoin d’un cadre politique adéquat ainsi que de compétences et d’infrastructures appropriées pour tirer parti de l’énorme valeur ...

Une révolution numérique est en cours, qui transforme le monde tel que nous le connaissons à une vitesse inouïe. Les technologies numériques ont changé non seulement la façon dont évoluent les entreprises, mais aussi celle dont les gens se connectent, échangent des informations et interagissent avec les secteurs public et privé. Les entreprises et citoyens européens ont besoin d’un cadre politique adéquat ainsi que de compétences et d’infrastructures appropriées pour tirer parti de l’énorme valeur générée par l’économie numérique et assurer le succès de la transformation numérique. L’Union européenne joue un rôle prépondérant dans la définition de l’économie numérique, grâce à différentes initiatives politiques, qui vont de la promotion de l’investissement dans la réforme du droit de l’Union à des actions non législatives visant à améliorer la coordination et l’échange de bonnes pratiques des États membres. La législature 2014-2019 a vu se concrétiser un certain nombre d’initiatives dans les domaines de la numérisation de l’industrie et des services publics, des investissements dans les infrastructures et services numériques, dans les programmes de recherche, dans la cybersécurité, dans le commerce électronique, dans le droit d’auteur et dans la législation sur la protection des données. Les citoyens de l’Union sont de plus en plus conscients du rôle important que les technologies numériques jouent dans leur vie quotidienne. Selon un rapport de 2017, deux tiers des Européens affirment que ces technologies ont des conséquences positives sur la société, sur l’économie et sur leurs propres vies, mais qu’elles s’accompagnent néanmoins de nouveaux défis. La majorité des répondants estiment en effet que l’Union européenne, les autorités des États membres et les entreprises doivent prendre des mesures pour remédier aux conséquences de ces technologies. La récente proposition du programme «Europe numérique» (pour la période 2021-2027), premier programme de financement exclusivement consacré au soutien de la transformation numérique dans l’Union, montre que cette dernière entend renforcer son soutien à la transformation numérique dans les années à venir. De nouvelles mesures seront sans doute nécessaires, notamment en vue d’accroître les investissements dans les infrastructures, de stimuler l’innovation, d’encourager les champions du numérique et la numérisation des entreprises, de réduire les fractures numériques, de supprimer les obstacles restants au marché unique numérique et de garantir un cadre juridique et réglementaire adapté dans les domaines de l’informatique de pointe et des données, de l’intelligence artificielle et de la cybersécurité. Le Parlement européen, en tant que colégislateur, participe très étroitement à la conception du cadre politique qui aidera les citoyens et les entreprises à exploiter pleinement le potentiel des technologies numériques. Le présent document est une mise à jour d’un briefing plus ancien, publié avant les élections européennes de 2019.

Copyright in the digital single market

14-06-2019

The European Commission presented a legislative package for the modernisation of the EU copyright rules, including a new directive on copyright in the digital single market, on 14 September 2016. Stakeholders and academics were strongly divided on the proposal. In February 2019, after more than two years of protracted negotiations, the co-legislators agreed on a new set of copyright rules, including two controversial provisions: 1) the creation of a new right that will allow press publishers to claim ...

The European Commission presented a legislative package for the modernisation of the EU copyright rules, including a new directive on copyright in the digital single market, on 14 September 2016. Stakeholders and academics were strongly divided on the proposal. In February 2019, after more than two years of protracted negotiations, the co-legislators agreed on a new set of copyright rules, including two controversial provisions: 1) the creation of a new right that will allow press publishers to claim remuneration for the online use of their publications (Article 15), and 2) the imposition of content monitoring measures on online platforms such as YouTube, which seeks to resolve the 'value gap' and help rights-holders to better monetise and control the distribution of their content online (Article 17). Furthermore, in addition to the mandatory exception for text and data mining for research purposes proposed by the Commission in its proposal, the co legislators agreed to enshrine in EU law another mandatory exception for general text and data mining (Article 4) in order to contribute to the development of data analytics and artificial intelligence. The European Parliament (in plenary) and the Council approved the compromise text in March 2019 and in April 2019 respectively. The directive was published on 15 May 2019 in the Official Journal of the European Union, and all Member States must transpose the new rules into their national law by June 2021. Fifth edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Fairness and transparency for business users of online services

12-04-2019

The European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the proposed regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services in February 2019. Providers of online intermediation services (e.g. Amazon and eBay) and online search engines (e.g. Google search) will be required to implement a set of measures to ensure transparency and fairness in the contractual relations they have with online businesses (e.g. online retailers, hotels and restaurants ...

The European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the proposed regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services in February 2019. Providers of online intermediation services (e.g. Amazon and eBay) and online search engines (e.g. Google search) will be required to implement a set of measures to ensure transparency and fairness in the contractual relations they have with online businesses (e.g. online retailers, hotels and restaurants businesses, app stores), which use such online platforms to sell and provide their services to customers in the EU. The regulation, which, inter alia, harmonises transparency rules applicable to contractual terms and conditions, ranking of goods and services and access to data, is considered to be the first regulatory attempt in the world to establish a fair, trusted and innovation-driven ecosystem in the online platform economy. Now that Member States' and Parliament's negotiators have endorsed the compromise text, the political agreement must be voted in plenary by the European Parliament and formally adopted by the Council to complete the legislative procedure.

Certificat complémentaire de protection pour les médicaments

10-04-2019

Le 13 février 2019, les négociateurs du Parlement et du Conseil ont convenu de modifier les règles de l’Union relatives à la protection par brevet des médicaments génériques et biosimilaires. Le Parlement doit se prononcer sur le texte de compromis, approuvé par sa commission des affaires juridiques (JURI), lors de la seconde période de session d’avril.

Le 13 février 2019, les négociateurs du Parlement et du Conseil ont convenu de modifier les règles de l’Union relatives à la protection par brevet des médicaments génériques et biosimilaires. Le Parlement doit se prononcer sur le texte de compromis, approuvé par sa commission des affaires juridiques (JURI), lors de la seconde période de session d’avril.

Regulating online TV and radio broadcasting

22-03-2019

In December 2018, the co-legislators reached an agreement on a European Commission proposal for facilitating the cross-border provision of online TV and radio content. The co-legislators agreed to extend the 'country of origin' principle to a limited set of online services, and to facilitate the licensing of retransmission services over the internet under certain conditions. Furthermore, at the request of the European Parliament, the compromise text contains new rules on 'direct injection', a process ...

In December 2018, the co-legislators reached an agreement on a European Commission proposal for facilitating the cross-border provision of online TV and radio content. The co-legislators agreed to extend the 'country of origin' principle to a limited set of online services, and to facilitate the licensing of retransmission services over the internet under certain conditions. Furthermore, at the request of the European Parliament, the compromise text contains new rules on 'direct injection', a process used increasingly by broadcasters to transmit their programmes to the public. The compromise also includes a change of the instrument from a regulation into a directive in order to leave flexibility to the Member States to implement the new rules on 'direct injection'. The Member States' negotiators and the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) endorsed the political agreement in January 2019. The compromise text must now gain the approval of the European Parliament during the March II plenary session. Second edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

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