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latest intelligence

EU Presidency holds conference on online influencers
03 March 24 Olha Hruba

Policymakers and industry discussed how to support online influencers and whether additional rules are needed to contribute to responsible influencing.

EU Digital & Media Weekly Report
03 March 24 Javier Huerta Bravo

This report gathers policy and regulatory developments at EU level covered by Cullen International’s Digital Economy and Media services during last week. It also lists events taking place this week.

European Data Protection Board clarifies the notion of “main establishment”
29 February 24 Sebastian Naste

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) clarified that the “place of central administration” of a company is considered to be main establishment only if it decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (i.e. why and how the data is processed) and it has the power to implement those decisions.

NIS2 transposition and 5G security measures: where do European countries stand?
29 February 24 Visiola Pula

Cullen International updated Benchmarks on the state of transposition of the Revised Directive on the Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS2), national initiatives on 5G security, and the funding and functions of national cybersecurity centres in European countries.

European Commission wants a deadline for copper decommissioning in the future Digital Networks Act (DNA)
29 February 24 Martin Schraa

A white paper that will serve as the basis for next year’s Digital Networks Act (DNA) contains proposals for a deadline for copper decommissioning, a dispute resolution mechanism as part of the network contribution (“fair share”) debate, and EU-wide authorisations for core networks.

AI governance in the UK: is the voluntary approach sufficient for general-purpose AI systems?
28 February 24 Miljana Todorovic

The UK government acknowledged that highly capable general-purpose AI systems represent a risk for the voluntary, context-based framework favoured in the AI white paper. In its response to the AI white paper, the government announced the potential introduction of targeted, binding requirements for developers of these systems, focused on transparency, risk management, and accountability.

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