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Angela Merkel calls for global digital rules

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 11:17

During a recent visit to Mexico City, Mexico, Angela Merkel demanded the establishment of global rules to accompany the digital sector. “We still have no international rules”, the German chancellor...

EU to spend €120m to extend free Wifi across Union

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 16:56

The EU has announced it will spend €120 million to extend Wifi across 6,000 to 8,000 municipalities, bringing Wifi to “every European village and every city” with free Wifi by 2020.   The scheme,...

EU to impose national quotas on streaming services

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 14:08

The EU is currently considering imposing a quota on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, to feature a minimum quantity of European works in their catalogues. The European Parliament...

EU plans to launch blockchain observatory

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 17:18

The EU plans to launch an observatory and forum looking into blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in an attempt to understand the place for European public authorities to “encourage...

EU launches public consultation over future of the Internet

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 17:18

Amidst concerns over issues relating to privacy, security and the impact the digital world will have on jobs, the EU is taking the unprecedented step of launching a consultation with the public to...

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Germany to fine technology companies if they do not remove “fake news”

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 14:20

German ministers have recently approved plans to fine technology companies if they fail to remove hate speech and so-called “fake news” quickly enough. The law entails fines to the tune of...

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