The race for regulating facial recognition technology

Written by Megan Stagman on 16 Oct 2019

Facial recognition technology is controversial amongst consumers, and a lack of clear rules about how to apply it has caused concerns amongst both the public and regulators. However, the benefits in certain contexts are there for all to see, and the race is on between business and lawmakers to shape the regulatory landscape.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 27 September 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 27 Sep 2019

This week's top three: Uber gets two more months in London; Paris e-scooter backlash continues apace; Labour promises "people's Zipcar".

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 20 September 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 20 Sep 2019

This week's top three: Estonia becomes the latest European country to legislate for e-scooters, Spanish taxi union goes after ride hailing employment model in the courts, and Berlin police publish e-scooter accident stats.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 13 September 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 13 Sep 2019

This week's top three: On demand transport benefits from massive Paris strike; Porto seeks to learn lessons from Lisbon's "jungle" e-scooters regulations; and Munich taxi drivers call for ride hailing clampdown

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The European Parliament 2019-24: a guide for the tech sector

Written by Rory Coutts on 10 Sep 2019

The European Parliament has resumed its work after the summer break and the 2019-2024 term will include a range of policy areas impacting the digital economy. Download Inline Policy's free updated guide to the new Parliament and the people and issues matter for the tech sector.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 6 September 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 06 Sep 2019

This week's top three: Ireland considers age limits and maximum speed for e-scooters; Under 18s and non-drivers to be banned from using e-scooters in Malta; and German Environment Agency says scooters can replace cars in suburbs.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 30 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 30 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Milan paves way for introduction of e-scooters; new figures show ride hailing on the rise in Spain; and Romania to update road regulations to include e-scooters.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 23 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 23 Aug 2019

This week's top three: New European mobility regulations proposed; UK Government vehicles should be used for car sharing, says report; and Barcelona to issue tender for e-bikes and scooters "soon"

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 16 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 16 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Berlin authorities press e-scooter operators with voluntary agreements; City of Madrid looks to significantly deregulate taxis; and Brussels Regional transport authority calls on cities to designate no e-scooter zones.

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When regulation goes wrong: ride hailing in Spain

Written by Matthew Niblett on 14 Aug 2019

Over the last two years ride hailing policy in Spain has been mired in conflict between the industry, taxi drivers, national government, local governments and competition authorities. Rules have been changed, challenged, revised and devolved, leaving a fragmented system that does not work well for any of the stakeholders.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 9 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 09 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Spanish competition watchdog sues Barcelona over its ride hailing regulations; German cities call for more control over e-scooters; and taxi drivers urge Prime Minister to introduce ride hailing cap in London

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Cutting through the noise: how to regulate for subjective issues

Written by Megan Stagman on 06 Aug 2019

In recent years, the regulation of policy areas like privacy, genetically modified foods and pollution has shown that different countries can take wildly divergent approaches. The regulation of noise is a similarly subjective issue of great relevance to the emerging tech of electric vehicles and drones, in particular.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 2 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 02 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Paris e-scooter ordinance comes into force; German taxi drivers sue Uber; and Milan adopts new rules for e-scooters following national legalisation.

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Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms: the EU Digital Services Act

Written by Denisa Avram on 31 Jul 2019

Under long-standing EU rules online service providers enjoyed liability exemptions in many instances, but concerns about developments in the digital economy have led the European Commission to question these exemptions and consider new rules.

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Ursula von der Leyen: Policy priorities for the tech sector

Written by Owain Richards on 26 Jul 2019

The confirmation of Ursula von der Leyen as the next President of the European Commission for the 2019-24 term has significant implications for the tech sector. The Commission President has the ability to shape the EU’s policy agenda through providing ‘political guidance’ to the Commission and overseeing its work.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 26 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 26 Jul 2019

This week's top three: UK court upholds congestion charge for ride hailing vehicles; Copenhagen places restrictions on e-scooter parking; Uber told to get branch office and business licence to operate in Austria

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 19 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 19 Jul 2019

This week's top three: Germany's Transport Minister calls for more enforcement on e-scooters; France's Parliament fails to reach agreement on new mobility legislation; London cycling commissioner calls for regulations on e-scooters

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 12 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 12 Jul 2019

This week's top three: London's transport chief calls for safety review of e-scooters; Barcelona's ride hailing regulations struck down in court; Paris prepares to install parking zones for e-scooters

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 5 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 05 Jul 2019

This week's top three: Another new player to enter London's ride hailing market; Brussels municipality urges regional government to act on e-scooter parking; and Russia introduces new regulations for carpooling.

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Inline's Data Policy Tracker, July 2019

Written by Conor Brennan on 03 Jul 2019

Inline’s Data Policy Tracker covers the key political and regulatory changes, trends and developments impacting the data sector. We look at the latest interventions from regulators, policymakers and politicians within the context of this evolving data policy landscape.

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