Spyware found on MEPs’ phones in defense and security committee
Two phones of European parliamentarians have shown traces of spyware. The subcommittee focused on security and defense appears to have been targeted by state hackers, but the culprit is unknown.
The discovery was reported by Politico, which warned back in December that the European Parliament's ... Read more
EU wants patronizing rules against endless scrolling on smartphones
The EU will create a set of rules that will ensure we all spend less time on apps and social media. Since it's hard to prohibit using cell phones for more than 60 minutes a day, the design of these digital products will have to change. The rules come across as disparaging, but does the EU have soli... Read more
AI Act: OpenAI and Google may not violate copyrights
The contents of the AI Act were officially agreed upon last week. The agreement should clarify more concretely what types of AI are allowed within the EU and in which way. There will be obligations, which are not yet detailed, although it is clear that AI developers such as Google and OpenAI may no... Read more
AI Act: transparency requirements for ChatGPT remain general
Negotiations on the European AI Act would have produced an agreement on the required level of transparency that AI developers must provide in their models. Regarding the use of facial recognition and access to source code, discussions should come to an end today in an additional meeting.
On Wed... Read more
Repair bill tackles software that shortens the life of devices
The European Parliament is making some adjustments to the earlier proposed repair law. The addition should make electronic devices last longer and give consumers more options to repair broken devices themselves.
The European Parliament wants to add a list of things manufacturers are not allowed... Read more
European Parliament ratifies law to support chip sector
The European Parliament voted yesterday to introduce the European Chips Act. The Council of the European Union will be the last party to comment on the Act.
Yesterday, the European Parliament gave its support to the European Chips Act. 587 members voted in favor, 10 voted against and 38 abstain... Read more
European Council and Parliament reach agreement on Data Act
Tuesday night, representatives of the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the EU Data Act. This is a new regulation setting "harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data". The long-awaited legislation sets rules for the safeguarding and sharing of d... Read more
EU votes on AI Act draft: should ChatGPT change?
The European Parliament voted at noon on the Artificial Intelligence Act. Where does Europe stand on regulating artificial intelligence?
The EU is pushing further the Artificial Intelligence Act today. To this end, a vote on the AI Act draft was scheduled in the European Parliament this afterno... Read more
AI Act passes key committee vote in EU Parliament
The responsible parliamentary committees have approved the EU AI Act in a vote on Thursday that paves the way for plenary adoption in mid-June.
This week the European Parliament's Civil Liberties and Internal Market committees jointly adopted the text of a proposed EU Artificial Intelligence Act... Read more
EU Parliament wants to curb use of spyware
MEPs sound the alarm on "threat to democracy" and demand regulatory reforms
On Monday evening, the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware adopted its final report and recommendations to beef up the regulation and control... Read more