February Newsletter                                                                                      02/03/2020
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USA: Blockchain for Drug Tracking
Adoption of blockchain technology to track and trace prescription drugs after completing a pilot program with the US Food and Drug Administration.
Turkey: City Coin
Konya city’s administration is looking for a way to develop its own cryptocurrency to power blockchain use in the city.
EU: Digital future
The Commission envisages a framework for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, based on excellence and trust.
EU: 5G and its influence
5G will play a key role in the future development of Europe's digital economy and society. The toolbox was developed to protect its usage.
India: app with 600 e-governance service
The Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance is the app for citizens to avail nearly 600 government services. The app is available in 10 languages other than English and Urdu.
Sweden: Swedish jump of ecommerc
The online retail industry in Sweden increased by 13 percent and was worth 87 billion Swedish kronor (8.24 billion euros) at the end of that year.
Australia: Malicious attacks and data breaches
After the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has revealed that there was a 19% increase in the number of data breaches reported.
EU: Strict regulation coming soon
New regulation will be broder and more strict than any other before. New laws will be drafted by the Commission and will include a ban on “black box” AI systems that humans can’t interpret.
World: why Google thinks we need to regulate AI
Read the statement of Google and its reasons AI should be regulated. Due to high attention to this subject in February some thoughts were shared.
European Robotics Forum 2020
Date3-5 March 2020
Location: Malaga, Spain
Horizon 2020 Secure Societies European Info Day and Brokerage Event
Date: 12-13 March 2020
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Workshop on Digital Innovation Hubs serving the public sector
Date: 18 March 2020
Location: Brussels, Belgium
The 10th European Data Protection and Privacy Conference
Date: 19 March 2020
Location: Brussels, Belgium
CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders' Foresight 2020
Date24 March 2020
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure - CYSEC 2020
Date: 29-30 April 2020
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Implementing the European Open Science Cloud
The European Commission is launching two calls for proposals related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the open and trusted environment for managing research data. Deadline: 22 April 2020.
Digital Innovation Hubs projects
The EU initiatives - 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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