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  • Estonian EU Council Presidency

    Estonia will take over the role of Presidency of the Council of the EU from Malta on 1 July 2017, their first since joining the EU alongside their Baltic neighbours in 2004. Their presidency’s slogan – “Unity through Balance” – shows Estonia intends to fully embrace its role to find agreement among very diverse national…

  • Europe’s E-Privacy Regulation: A Balanced Approach For Privacy and Innovation?

    On 10 January the Commission put forward its E-Privacy proposal that seeks to address the privacy of electronic communications. In particular it sets the parameters through which one’s online communication can be access and used. The Commission has chosen a privacy oriented approach, addressing the issue from an end-user perspective. For industry the proposal sets new…

  • EU Data Economy: Let The Data Flow… Or Maybe Not?

    As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has proposed a Communication on 10 January outlining policy and legal solutions that will unleash the EU’s data economy. Initial reactions by industry showed disappointment with the Communication across many sectors. What does the new Communication add to the ongoing controversial debate on data?…

  • mHealth’s time is now!

    “It’s time to seize the potential of mHealth”. This was the clear message of yesterday’s hearing on mHealth in the European Parliament. Commissioner Andriukaitis, Members of the European Parliament Peterle and Boni and participants all agreed that mHealth, and in particular health apps, have the power to transform the relationship between patients and doctors. Speakers…

  • ROBOTICS AND HEALTHCARE: Is the EU rising to the Opportunities and Threats?

    Technology is rapidly transforming the healthcare sector as we know it. While it is generally accepted that eHealth and mHealth can improve citizens’ possibility to monitor and evaluate their health, there is less knowledge about the wide range of uses of robotics in healthcare  – from  service robots in hospitals who deliver bed-linen and retrieve…

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