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Empower small business Davids against digital Goliaths, demand S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcome today the Commission’s ‘platforms to business proposal’, which seeks to regulate for the first time the relationship between large tech groups, like Amazon, Booking or the Apple store, and small companies or vendors. The draft law will set transparency standards concerning the algorithms used, force platforms to improve the way they deal with complaints, and give small businesses the possibility of collective redress.



European Commission Proposes New Regulation On Platform-to-Business Relations

Brussels, BELGIUM -- The European Commission today presented a new proposal for a Regulation affecting many online platforms and search engines. The proposed Regulation on “promoting fairness and transparency for business users of intermediation services” will require online intermediation services to offer business customers using these services more transparency on terms and conditions, rankings and any collected data.

Highlights from #TRA2018

NEWS – Brussels – April 2018
As the biggest European transport research conference, TRA 2018 has proven to be the place to be for transport researchers! ERTRAC was highly involved, active in many sessions and holding a booth together with the European Green Vehicles Initiative.

European Commission needs to be bolder on artificial intelligence

S&D MEPs welcomed the fact the European Commission has come forward with proposals on the future of artificial intelligence but were disappointed by the ambition shown.
S&D Group Vice-President responsible for digital affairs, Josef Weidenholzer, said:

CCIA Welcomes EU’s Positive Approach to Artificial Intelligence

Brussels, BELGIUM -- The European Commission published today a Communication on “Maximising the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Europe”, aimed at boosting Europe’s technology and industrial capacity, preparing for socio-economic changes and ensuring an appropriate ethical and legal framework.

Among many different initiatives, the Commission intends to reinforce the support for research and innovation in AI technologies, to mobilise additional investments in AI and to set up dedicated (re-)training schemes for professional profiles at risk of being automated.

Artificial intelligence offers more opportunities than risks

VDMA supports EU Commission's position on AI and warns against a debate driven by fears


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