In our rapidly evolving digital age, where our lives are increasingly intertwined with technology, cybersecurity has become a fundamental pillar of our European Union's strategic autonomy. But with increasing connectivity we are also more exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Cyber threats are on the rise, posing risks to our privacy, our economy, and even our national security. We all have to be more aware of the risks we face when we are online. And each and every one of us has to put in place all the necessary measures to protect our digital presence.
Renew Europe is at the forefront to define the legislation that is needed to increase cybersecurity throughout the union.
With the Cyber Resilience Act, we make sure that all connectable products are made available on the European market only when they meet high levels of cybersecurity. We also requires manufacturers to provide security updates that are necessary to remediate vulnerabilities that may come up after purchase. Because true cybersecurity can only be achieved via continuous updates throughout a product’s lifecycle.
Digital transformation has brought many benefits, but it has also posed challenges. Illegal and unsafe goods, services, and content have become more prevalent online. Manipulative algorithms have been used to spread misinformation, and large platforms have wielded disproportionate power in digital markets.
In today's digital age, Renew Europe is taking significant steps to ensure your online safety and protect your rights. The adoption of two important laws, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), along with the new General Product Safety Legislation (GPSR), aims to create a safer and more transparent online environment while offering more choices for you the consumer:
With the DSA, you'll have better tools to challenge the removal of content by tech giants, report illegal content or goods, and understand terms and conditions on online platforms. There will also be more transparency in advertising, and sensitive data use will be restricted.
Artificial intelligence is all around us, offering exciting possibilities and opportunities. While it's a fascinating field, it can also be a source of concern due to its mysterious inner workings, potential for unethical use, and uncertainty about its impact on our jobs. However, we have taken a significant step to address these concerns by adopting the AI Act, which establishes strict rules, transparency, and governance to make AI safer and more responsible.
The AI Act aims to establish consistent regulations for artificial intelligence. It ensures that AI systems entering the market and being used are safe, while also respecting fundamental rights and values. As a citizen, you can expect greater transparency from AI providers, stricter information requirements, and thorough checks on data sets.