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Lisboa, 7 de maio de 2018.

  • Snapchat joins the EU Code of Conduct to fight illegal hate speech online
    Snap.Inc announced today that it is joining the EU's Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech. It is the seventh major IT platform committing to combat this phenomenon, and the next additional participant after Instagram and Google+ announced their participation in January 2018. To respond to the proliferation of racist and xenophobic hate speech online, the European Commission and four major IT companies (Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube) presented a “Code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online" in May 2016. Since then, the Commission with the help of NGOs has carefully monitored how the Code is implemented by the companies. The latest monitoring exercise in January 2018 showed that the Code is delivering important progress in the response to hate speech notices: 70% of the content is removed and in more than 81% of the cases this happens within 24 hours (press release).The Commission has also recently adopted a Recommendation to more generally reinforce the EU response to illegal content online (press release from 1 March) and will decide whether additional steps are necessary in the coming months.
     
  • Commission publishes evaluation reports on EU rules on machinery safety and product liability
    Technology is developing rapidly and Europe needs to seize the opportunities ahead. In addition to supporting industry modernisation with initiatives such as measures on artificial intelligence and an upcoming strategy on connected and automated driving, the Commission wants to ensure that EU legislation is apt for emerging digital technologies and innovative products. As part of this exercise, the Commission has evaluated the Product Liability Directive (Directive 85/374/EEC) and the Machinery Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC). The results published today show that both Directives are fit for purpose and conducive to innovation. The Machinery Directive sets general health and safety requirements for products, such as robots or 3D printers. Which technical solutions should be deployed to meet the high safety level is then left to manufacturers. For this reason, the Directive functions like an umbrella framework leaving leeway for products to be innovated. The Commission will launch a study to further look into certain aspects of emerging technologies, such as issues arising from human-machine collaboration, which are not explicitly addressed by the Directive. The Product Liability Directive foresees that if a product causes damage to a person or their private property, the producer is liable to pay compensation. The evaluation shows that the Directive continues to strike a good balance between consumer protection and encouraging innovation in the EU. The Commission will publish interpretative guidance in mid-2019 to facilitate a common understanding between Member States and to further clarify to what extent it applies to emerging technologies. Find the evaluation of Product Liability Directive here and the Machinery Directive here.
     
  • Festival de Cannes: 18 films soutenus par le programme MEDIA mis à l'honneur
    L'édition 2018 du Festival de Cannes, qui ouvre ses portes demain, ainsi que ses sélections parallèles, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs et la Semaine de la Critique, présenteront 18 films cofinancés par MEDIA, le programme de l'UE de soutien au secteur audiovisuel. Quatre films soutenus par MEDIA seront en compétition cette année pour remporter la Palme d'Or: "Dogman", de Matteo Garrone (France, Italie), "Les filles du soleil", d'Eva Husson (France, Belgique, Suisse et Géorgie), "Lazzaro Felice", d'Alice Rohrwacher (Italie, France, Allemagne et Suisse) et "Cold War", de Pawel Pawlikowski (Pologne, France et Royaume-Uni). Quatorze autres films soutenus par MEDIA seront présentés dans d'autres sélections du festival.Lundi 14 mai, Mariya Gabriel, commissaire à l'économie numérique et à la société, ouvrira le Forum du film européen quimettra l'accent sur la puissance des réseaux et de la collaboration afin d'augmenter la visibilité des œuvres européens. Dans le cadre de l'Année européenne du patrimoine culturel 2018 et de la stratégie #Digital4Culture de la Commission, la Commissaire participera à une table ronde sur la promotion et l'accès au patrimoine cinématographique européen. Elle animera un déjeuner-débat sur le thème «Les femmes dans l'audiovisuel» en présence de députés européens, de cinéastes et de représentants de l'industrie. Le Forum du film européen sera précédé par une conférence intitulée «Soyez créatifs, parlez à la banque» qui mettra en lumière les premiers résultats de la Facilité européenne de garantie pour les secteurs culturels et créatifs. Plus d'informations sont disponibles ici et ici, ainsi que dans une brochure et une fiche d'informations.