Standards in the digital society should be responsive to gender equality

Standards in the digital society should be responsive to gender equality Standards are key contributors to an inclusive digital society. Products, systems and services must be mutually compatible and interoperable, so that people can communicate with each other through different devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a stage towards full digitization and also relies…

Standardisation in the Digital Single Market – before and after 2020

Standardisation  in the Digital Single Market – before and after 2020   Standardization issues in the new technological environment are of increasing relevance for Europe. “Media 21” Foundation presents excerpts from the latest European documents compiled by the information society expert dipl.eng Anelia Dimova, Bulgaria.   The process of European Standardisation  The objective that European…

Social media regulation – a proposition for a social media arbitration mechanism

Social media regulation – a proposition for a social media arbitration mechanism   Dr. Bissera Zankova, Media 21 Foundation Dr. Valeriy Dimitrov, professor at the Legal Faculty of the University of National and World Economy, Sofia   Introduction The issue of how to regulate social media platforms, including social networks, is gaining momentum among stakeholders.…

International community against disinformation in the situation of COVID-19 pandemic

International community against disinformation in the situation of COVID-19 pandemic While the corona virus crisis is escalating, the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the admonition that the world is not only immersed in a pandemic but is also facing “a dangerous epidemic of misinformation” about COVID-19. He announced a U.N. campaign based on scientific knowledge…

Corona virus and disinformation

Corona virus and disinformation   These days disinformation is developing as fast as the coronavirus spread. This is a reason for worry: the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about an “infodemic,” a flood of accurate and inaccurate information about COVID-19. However, it is not currently possible to trace any of the conspiracy narratives it…

The multifarious effects of GDPR

The multifarious effects of GDPR

The multifarious effects of GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a milestone in the regulation of data and privacy of individuals residing in the European Union (EU). It is an instrument that establishes the minimum level of personal data protection throughout all 28 EU Member States. In that sense, individuals’ names, photos, posts…