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Today’s Digital Agenda Summit from The Lisbon Council proved to be both an eye opener and perplexing. As someone with an above average understanding of digital issues it was a real worry just how much more complex the main issue being discussed r…

L’informatique doit respecter l’identité humaine, les droits de l’homme, la vie privée et les libertés. C’est un droit fondamental que protège la Charte européenne des droits fondamentaux. Avec l’augmentation du nombre d’informations personnelles disponibles sur Internet, de plus en plus de personnes sont confrontées à des problèmes de réputation en ligne. Comment s’en prémunir ? […]

Les grands réseaux sociaux, cmme Facebook, LinkedIn ou Twitter, deviennent de plus en plus gros. Les plus petits, en général, fondent lentement. Ils perdent en fréquentation. Tel est l’un des enseignements de cette présentation de InSites, qui souligne également la montée en puissance, en Europe de l’Est, du Russe vKontakte.

Source: EUROPA – Press Releases – Stratégie numérique: la Commission lance une consultation sur un accès plus ouvert aux informations scientifiques Bruxelles, le 15 juillet 2011 – Une consultation publique concernant l’accès aux informations scientifiques numériques et leur conservation…

C’est au moment où la Commission entreprend l’évaluation de sa stratégie numérique que l’Union européenne des aveugles (EBU) lance une campagne européenne appelant à légiférer pour rendre les sites web accessibles malvoyants. 447 députés européens ont signé une déclaration écrite en ce sens. L’EBU souligne que l’information est de plus en plus disponible en ligne […]

Digital Maginot Line

As has been noted by other commentators, the French government has a problem with the internet, and endeavours to stave off its impact with ill-timed, and ill-thought out regulation. Of course, as a national government, they can try to build a digital Maginot line around France; they’re always doing that and as Santayana said, having […]

Irish health services have been slow to embrace technology and need to mobilise its staff to catch up Electronic patient records, access to specialist services from home, and more efficient use of scarce resources are just some of the much-vaunted benefits touted by advocates of e-health. But while technology has transformed most industries and public […]

Myths have always been an essential part of the institution of society. There has never been a society without myths, there have never existed humans without unreal stories and fairy tales. Myths are to a large extend the driving forces of individual actions and certainly are the means through which collective bonds and identities are […]

President of DIGITALEUROPE, Dr Erkki Ormala, writes about the European Digital Agenda for neurope: Europe is at a cross road. In the climate of a continuing fiscal crisis most of our energy is focused on short-term fiscal consolidation. This issue must be resolved in an appropriate way to restore macroeconomic stability which ultimately is a […]

As a regular user of internet services as well as a content provider, I was very interested in last week’s e-G8 summit. The idea of bringing together the chieftains of the internet industry and the world’s most powerful political leaders seems a step in the right direction. The internet as a platform and applications such […]

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