The much lauded GDPR has failed to achieve its hyped expectations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has led to loopholes, and interpretations moulded to suit the business practice. ... »
Bots have a bad name in online news. They breed false stories, distort elections and spread hate speech. Avaaz reports that the 2019 European Parliament elections produced three million examples of th... »
Measles is back in Europe. More than 8,000 cases were reported in 2018. Twenty-nine people died after catching the disease, which until recently was all but eradicated through childhood immunisation. ... »
Three Questions to Douglas Rushkoff Netopia asks three questions to media theorist and writer, Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock et al. His ... »
Across the world people gathered last month to remember murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée. They gathered in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto, in Europe’s capital cities and the length and bre... »
Clear evidence has been presented to the UK government that Facebook and Twitter have been used to spread fake news created by fake users. The effects are toxic – sometimes deadly. Meanwhile MEPs h... »
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is the protagonist in a propaganda war about the new EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. One of the directive’s stated aims was to ensure that hosting si... »
Last month marked 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) into law which introduced “Safe Harbor” for Internet Service Providers. In combination with t... »
The Digital Single Market is one of the central planks of EU policy but according to a new report it is fatally flawed because the EU is out of step with technology due to its insistence on the concep... »
European Digital Consumers - Do We Have Rights in the Age of Free? INVITATION: Report Launch & Panel Netopia invites you to join us at the European Parliament for the launch of the forthcoming ... »