# digital

A man wearing gloves as a protective measure, holds a smartphone in Madrid on March 19, 2020. - Spain today announced that deaths from the novel coronavirus had jumped by nearly 30 percent over the past 24 hours to 767. The number of people who have contracted the disease has meanwhile grown by around 25 percent to 17,147, according to health ministry figures, bringing Spain's tally near that of Iran, the world's third most affected country after China and Italy. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)
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EU looks to apps as way of easing virus lockdown

As the EU's economy reels from virus lockdowns, Brussels has unveiled a proposed roadmap to ease restrictions, relying in large part on smartphone tracking apps
A screen used by French President Emmanuel Macron for a video conference is pictured at the Elysee Palace in Paris during a call between EU head of states on March 10, 2020. Photo: Michel Euler / Pool / AFP
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Brussels calling: Can the EU be run by videolink?

How will the EU cope with the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced Brussels to adopt video conference calls in place of familiar meetings?
ARCHIVE - 20.08.2014, Schleswig-Holstein, Neumünster: Numerous fiber optic cables, among others for the transmission of high-speed Internet, converge at a distribution point. (to dpa "parking sensors and midwifery chat: Darmstadt is Digital City" from 06/17/2018) Photo: Daniel Reinhardt / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVE - 20.08.2014, Schleswig-Holstein […]

EU, Japan move closer on data protection deal

An agreement between the EU and Japan should ensure smooth data traffic. If it comes into force, the "world's largest safe traffic space" would be created.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies d […]

EU says ‘thanks Mr Zuckerberg’ for highlighting new data rules

The EU thanks Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg for highlighting the bloc's new data protection rules after he said the social media giant planned to follow them during grilling by US lawmakers.
Students of the International School on the Rhine (ISR) working with VR headsets on their digital lessons in Neuss, Germany, 15 December 2017. The school has been operating for a year a pilot program whereby students use VR headsets for classes, foremostly in the natural sciences. Since the start of this school year teachers and students from several grades of the ISR are also working with tables and e-books. Photo: Ina Fassbender/dpa
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EU pushes to improve digital competency in member states

European Commission has t adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union.
ARCHIV - Netzwerkkabel stecken am 16.10.2015 in einem Serverraum in München (Bayern) in einem Switch. Foto: Matthias Balk/dpa (zu dpa «Internetanschluss in der Zelle - Planungen für drei Gefängnisse» vom 10.03.2016) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Netzwerkkabel stecken am 16.10. […]

Internet access in the EU

Fast and easily accessible broadband internet is the prerequisite for digitalization in Europe. This visualization shows the status quo in the EU.
ARCHIV - ILLUSTRATION - Eine Frau hält am 04.08.2013 ein Mobiltelefon am Ostseestrand von Kolberg, Polen. Die Zusatzkosten für Handynutzer im EU-Ausland werden wie geplant im Juni 2017 abgeschafft. (zu dpa "Abschaffung der Roaming-Gebühren nimmt entscheidende Hürde" vom 01.02.2017) Foto: Daniel Naupold/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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Mobile surfing

Frequency of using the mobile Internet in European comparison.
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