The eCommerce Directive—a critical building block of the EU’s digital economy—is in need of modernization, but updates should continue to remove obstacles to online commerce and provide legal certainty to businesses and citizens.
Publications: Eline Chivot
January 13, 2020
December 2, 2019
Europe must harness the power of digital innovation not just to increase economic growth and expand prosperity, but also to address important societal challenges related to the environment, public health, transportation, and other pressing concerns.
October 28, 2019
In an op-ed for New Europe, Eline Chivot writes that AI can actually help reduce gender bias and improve social fairness in Europe.
August 19, 2019
The United States leads the race for global advantage in artificial intelligence, at least for the time being, with China coming in second and the EU lagging behind. But China is poised to challenge U.S. dominance in coming years as it undertakes bold AI initiatives.
August 6, 2019
As Eline Chivot writes in Health Europa, EU policymakers should call for France and Germany to lift their bans on direct-to-consumer genetic testing and instead harmonize laws to create a single market.
August 1, 2019
As Eline Chivot writes for The Local, the German state house decision to ban Microsoft’s Office 365 software is an example of how overly restrictive privacy laws can leave European consumers worse off by making valuable technology off limits.
July 24, 2019
Empêcher l’accès des individus à une information précieuse sur leur propre héritage génétique, potentiellement essentielle à leur santé et économiquement bénéfique, semble injustifiée et rétrograde.
July 18, 2019
The UK can simultaneously promote data-driven innovations for all, develop the types of skills required for the digital economy, support the private sector’s use of data to increase productivity, and improve public services through appropriate sharing and use of data within government, as well as between government and the private sector.
July 2, 2019
If implemented, a proposal on online harms would restrict legitimate content without due process, hurt digital businesses, limit access to information and, by creating state regulation of speech, damage freedom of expression for millions of users.
June 30, 2019
As Eline Chivot writes in the Financial Times, ignoring the General Data Protection Regulation's shortcomings will hold Europe back as it struggles to remain competitive in the digital economy.