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Latest News Open Letter Statement November 7, 2023 Startup Ecosystem Statement on the European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS)

Startups are committed to contributing to a competitive, resilient, and innovative cloud ecosystem in Europe, which should continue benefiting from a wide array of cloud service providers. For this reason, we urge policy makers to refrain from adopting sovereignty requirements that would potentially exclude the products of crucial cloud suppliers from the European market. A …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Open Letter Policy October 24, 2023 Open Letter: The AI Act is an opportunity to provide regulatory stability for startups

Allied for Startups sent an open letter highlighting the reasons why regulating GPAIs and foundation models will have detrimental effects on the startup ecosystem. Download the PDF here.

Latest News Startups October 11, 2023 Bringing Together The Startup Community: AFS Annual Summit 2023

It’s our 9th time celebrating our AFS Annual Summit! Every year, we gather our members so startup communities can connect broadly and discuss our priorities, after which we vote on our Mandate for the following year. This year, for the very first time, we decided it was time to open the doors for everyone in …

Latest News Press Release September 14, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups joins ESNA Advisory Board

[Brussels, 14 September 2023, contact [email protected]] Allied for Startups is proud to announce the appointment of its EU Director, Inés Moreno-Alonso, as an Advisory Board Member of the Europe Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA).  Allied for Startups has been a supporter of ESNA and the Startup Nations Standard since its inception. Speaking about her appointment, Moreno-Alonso …

Data Latest News Privacy Startups September 12, 2023 INFOGRAPHIC: The New EU-US Data Privacy Framework

We have crafted an infographic to explain the current landscape of EU-US data transfers. It dives into how the successor to the Privacy Shield, the new Data Privacy Framework, holds great potential to facilitate the transfer of data from the EU to the US, in particular for startups. As Allied for Startups, an association that …

Data Latest News Press Release Privacy July 11, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: New EU-US Data Privacy Framework is vital for startups and a key milestone for Transatlantic Relations

[Brussels, 11 July 2023, contact: [email protected]] The European Commission’s adoption of its adequacy agreement for EU-US personal data is a milestone decision. It is a crucial step towards an adequacy regime that will provide significant benefits for startups by enabling free and secure data flows across the Atlantic. The invalidation of the Privacy Shield in …

Data Latest News Press Release June 28, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Data Act: Startups commend EU harmonisation efforts and call for functioning data flows

[Brussels, 27 June 2023, contact [email protected]] Allied for Startups welcomes policymakers’ ambition to harmonise rules on access and use of industrial data in the EU. By establishing rules of fair access and use of data, the Data Act has the potential to become a powerful instrument for startups to access and transfer relevant data. While …

Data Latest News Startups June 21, 2023 A 10-step guide for startups to transfer data across borders

Startups are global from day one. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, transferring data across borders is the bread and butter of every startup ecosystem. The sharp increase of complex data protection regulation over the last few years has become a burdensome process for smaller actors with limited resources. In this blogpost we have explored the …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Press Release June 14, 2023 PRESS RELEASE: AI Act Plenary vote: Startups call for a harmonised and proportionate AI Act

AI Act Plenary vote: Startups call for a harmonised and proportionate AI Act [Brussels, 14 June 2023, contact [email protected]] With the adoption by the European Parliament plenary of the joint report on the Artificial Intelligence Act, Allied for Startups urges policymakers to consider startups’ perspective in its upcoming negotiations.  Speaking about the adoption of the …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Open Letter June 12, 2023 Ensuring a fair and proportionate AI Act for startups

Allied for Startups sent an open letter highlighting key recommendations on the AI Act to Members of the European Parliament. The letter puts forward 3 main asks to ensure the text remains fair and proportionate for startups. Download the PDF here.