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EDDA is a European association which represents think-tanks, civil society organizations and experts focusing on digital policies and digital tranformation.
 

Institute of Innovative Governance, Brussels and Estonian-based organisation, is co-founding European Digital Development Alliance to provide a platform for better cooperation on common projects and making applications for Horizon and other EU grants.

 
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DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET
EU: Updated Regulation on “.EU”
 
From 19 October 2019, the updated Regulation will extend the right to register a .eu domain name to citizens of the European Union, no matter where they are residing in the world.
BLOCKCHAIN
 
 
Malaysia: Blockchain village
 
By the initiative of government blockchain village Medini, which would aid in the growth of the blockchain system in the country, has been launched.
 
EU: Blockchain solve Brexit border trouble
 
The Plan proposes a development of a transport system that uses locked digital containers, automated certification, and Global Positioning System records. Each of these details will be registered in a blockchain-based database.
 
DIGITALIZATION
EU: SELFIE tool for schools
 
The tool has been used over 450000 people in 45 countries through a year. It helps to identify need of schools in technology development, shows what works for certain school and how technology development effects on students.
E-GOVERNMENT
India: Property registration survey
 
Government would set up special camps in illegal colonies to register the properties as soon as the Centre issued a notification.
E-COMMERCE
 
 
EU: New association in card-based payments
 
Payments Europe is a new association, formed by European and global card-based payment solution providers. The new organization wants to present the industry’s common views and advocate for a fair regulatory environment in Europe.
 
Italy: Changes in taxation for e-commerce
 
Web tax is planned to be increased to 3% in 2020. If the tax plans get through, major online retailers and other web companies are forced to pay a tax of 3 percent on their digital sales.
 
CYBER SECURITY
EU-U.S.: Privacy Shield annual review
 
The third annual review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield shows an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the Privacy Shield from the EU to participating companies in the U.S and focused on the lessons learned.
AI REGULATION
UK: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is exploring the use of AI
 
An £8 million ‘intelligent automation garage’ has been created by the DWP with the goal of developing up to 100 new robots to assist Britain’s welfare system. 1,000 new IT staff have also been recruited to help support the DWP’s ambitions.
OPPORTUNITIES
 
The Convergence Global Blockchain Conference
 
Date: 11-13 November 2019
Location: Malaga, Spain
Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum
 
Date13-15 November 2019
Location: Madrid, Spain
 
 
European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems
 
Date19-21 November 2019
Location: Helsinki, Finland
B-Day: Boosting Connectivity Investments
 
Date: 2-3 December 2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium
 
GRANTS
 
The Connecting Europe Facility cybersecurity call
 
€10 million EU funding available for projects stepping up EU's cybersecurity capabilities and cross border cooperation.
Deadline: 14 November 2019
Digital Innovation Hubs projects
 
The SAE and I4MS offer several funding opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises to implement and test digital innovations within the framework of the European network of Digital Innovation Hubs.
Deadline: 20 September 2020. 
 
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