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Call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies

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:

StandICT.eu - Supporting European Experts contribution to International ICT Standardisation Activities

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!

ePrivacy – The new EU law that scares digital businesses

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.

SME guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management

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.

EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

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.

The Italian Budget Law and its impact on legitimate interest (and portability)

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”)

H2020 project clustering event - The chance to boost EU synergy in Cybersecurity

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 - Cyberwatching.eu

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 EICS Group - Call for Industrial IoT experts

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.

The European cybersecurity centres of expertise

The Commission is calling on all cybersecurity competence centres across the EU, whether public or private, to register their organisations and share information about their work and expertise.

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SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
 
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

Future Events

Conference on Autonomous Security Systems
02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019
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Ethical and Legal Aspects of Autonomous Security Systems

An international conference to be held at the University of Zurich in Switzerland on May 2nd-3rd, 2019, aims to explore the ethical and legal aspects of autonomous systems in the security sector. Among others, autonomous systems in cybersecurity are discussed in the conference, that is co-supported by CANVAS.

Keynote speakers

Philip G. Alston, New York University and UN Special Rapporteur
Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: Artificial Intelligence as a Threat to Human Rights?

Hermeneut project at Cybertech Tel Aviv 2019
02/05/2019
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