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The European Commission has launched a call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies. The deadline for application is 30 April 2018.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things bring enormous opportunities in various fields (transport, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing). At the same time they could raise challenges related to liability, which is why the Commission wants to initiate a discussion on the way forward.

The main tasks of the Expert Group will be:

Are you an ICT specialist involved in one of the main field of the European Digital Single Market? StandICT.eu is the chance for you to give your contribution to the development of ICT standards on global basis and benefit of concrete financial support!

A proposal for new EU regulation on e-privacy has entered the final stage of its approval process. If it becomes law many SMEs fear that their business models will be at threat. Also known as the “cookie law”, the new piece of legislation intends to regulate how businesses handle users’ personal data that are collected through websites and apps.

In the framework of the EU-funded actions for support to SMEs in standardisation by Small Business Standards (SBS), the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) published an SME Guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management. ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard for companies that need a robust approach to managing information security and building resilience.

In the framework of the EU-funded actions for support to SMEs in standardisation by Small Business Standards (SBS), the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) published an SME Guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management.

On the 1st of February 2018, the Commission launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum. The Blockchain Observatory and Forum is going to be a powerful tool in order to better showcase key developments of the blockchain technology, promote European actors and reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities.

On 29 December the Italian Budget Law for 2018 was published in the Italian Official Journal. The law at stake, which is probably one of the most relevant laws issued at the end of each year in Italy, contains some provisions that impact key elements of the forthcoming EU data protection framework – Regulation EU 2016/679 (“GDPR”)

Cyberwatching.eu will attend the coming "H2020 clustering event" in Athens to further promote the catalogue of projects, the clustering initiatives and to establish stronger relationships with a wide network of EU organisations coping with cybersecurity.

Survey on cybersecurity policy and regulatory framework is a valuable tool to gather as many insights as possible from the perspective of supply (regulator and provider) and demand (consumers), within EU and associated countries.  

ENISA launches this Call for Participation to invite experts in security of Industrial implementations of Internet of Things to participate in its expert group, EICS.

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Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, highlights the importance of protection of personal data as one of the pillars in shaping Europe’s own new data strategy.

Future Events

Dedicated to exchanges of views and professional meetings, the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) has become the leading European event on cybersecurity security and digital trust. Its originality is to mix a forum, to foster reflection and exchanges among the European cybersecurity ecosystem, and a trade fair for buyers and suppliers of cybersecurity solutions to meet and network.

28/01/2020 to 30/01/2020

CYBERWISER.eu is going to present its cybersecurity training solution at a joint information stand at FIC 2020, in Lille (France), on 28-30 January 2020.

Cybersecurity has become a major priority for organisations to protect themselves against cyberattacks, and due to the rising concerns about data risks to information security, companies of all sizes, and public sector organisations around Europe need trained professionals to help fill skills gap, key for developing cybersecurity processes.

28/01/2020 to 30/01/2020