• Obama sounds off on the need for Silicon Valley tech companies to be regulated and improve the way they handle data breaches

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Barack Obama talked about Silicon Valley and the need for regulation at a recent tech conference in Las Vegas.
    The former president said that both tech companies and lawmakers in Washington need to be more "proactive" in figuring out "a framework" for future regulation.
    He also criticized the way recent data breaches have been handled, stressing that conversations between tech companies and lawmakers need to happen more often so everyone involved is educated about each others' concerns.
    Barack Obama is a steadfast believer that common-sense regulations are a force for good in the...
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  • Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

    Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

    1 month ago - By Chron

    PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron says his innovation policies aim to make France the gateway to Europe for tech companies.
    Speaking in English in front of CEOs and other leaders of the tech industry, Macron said "France is changing like crazy so that we can say that France is back and you could choose France."
    He said his labor changes have boosted investment in the country over the past year. Macron also pushed for tougher EU regulations and a European digital tax.
    The speech at the Vivatech trade show in Paris comes a day after Macron met Facebook, Microsoft, Uber, IBM and other...
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  • Macron defends the European way of tech regulation

    Macron defends the European way of tech regulation

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at VivaTech in Paris, alternating between French and English. He defended a third way to regulate tech companies, which is different from the U.S. and from China.
    Macron thinks Europe should have a say when it comes to regulation - and it shouldn't be just about privacy. Of course, he defended GDPR and online privacy, but he also talked about taxes, cyberbullying, the protection of independent workers and more.
    What is at stake is how we build a European model reconciling innovation and common good Emmanuel Macron
    Yesterday, Macron hosted 50...
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