Emmanuel Macron and his Minister of the Economy and Finance have initiated a broad tax offensive against on-line giants, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, the so called GAFA.
Data protection is an issue which affects nearly all businesses. Any organisation that handles, processes, or stores the personal data of an EU resident is covered by the EU Data Protection rules.
Mariya Gabriel’s appointment as the new Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society has been endorsed by the European Parliament.
Few other countries command attention like North Korea. An outlier on the international stage, the country is viewed with a mixture of fascination and fear.
The European Commission has published its long awaited Action Plan on Retail Financial Services. The paper sets out 12 policy actions that the Commission is tackling over the next two years in the area of retail financial services, with the objective of increasing transparency in cross-border relations, removing regulatory obstacles for businesses and enhancing digital innovation.
There is nothing new about the term “fake news”, the shiny new buzz word for this year. The expression first started floating around last year when Facebook came under scrutiny for publishing unverified content and “fake” news stories.
Socrates once said: “Wisdom begins in wonder”. This is particularly true in health and medical matters. Research and development is essential to the discovery of new treatments and medicines. One area I want to explore, however, is the role of patient involvement in medical services design and implementation.
The European Commission has published its long awaited proposal on the revision of EU comitology rules. But what has prompted the Commission to propose the changes and what impact will they have on EU decision making?