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Latest News Policy June 2, 2023 Where are we in the encryption debate?

Startups benefit from using encryption in their everyday operations, as it allows them to store and send information across the Internet securely at a relatively low cost. Many startups use encryption to provide secure communication channels for their employees and customers, which in turn helps to build trust and credibility around their businesses and, ultimately, …

Data Latest News Policy May 25, 2023 ‘Back to Basics for Startups’ – International Data Transfers

Any entrepreneur is just an idea and the right data set away from a startup. As global actors, startups benefit from transferring data across borders to expand their customer base and scale their businesses. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Governance Act (DGA) and the Data Act are three key policies that contain …

Latest News Policy May 17, 2023 ‘Back to Basics for Startups’ – The revision of the EU Product Liability Directive

What’s proposed? The European Commission proposed on 28 September 2022 a revision of the Product Liability Directive (PLD), originally adopted in 1985. The main goal of the proposed revision is to modernise the existing Directive to reflect technological advances, changes in consumer behaviour, and evolving business practices. In this regard, the latest revision of the …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy May 3, 2023 ‘Back to Basics for Startups’ – AI Regulation in the EU

What’s proposed? The European Commission has proposed a new Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) to regulate the development and use of AI systems in the European Union. The proposed legislation outlines a risk-based approach to AI, with four levels of risk categorisation: unacceptable risk AI, high-risk AI, limited risk AI, and minimal risk AI. If …

Data Latest News Policy April 13, 2023 Towards a New EU-US Data Privacy Framework

Data is the essential raw material for startups to thrive in the global economy. Adequacy agreements between different jurisdictions are essential to startup ecosystems as they facilitate startups’ legal compliance, provide legal certainty and enable cross-border data transfers.  The EU and the US can boost the economy on both sides of the Atlantic, providing new …

Latest News Policy Startups March 22, 2023 ONE23 Startup Manifesto: Europe, Ready for Startups’ Vision of the Future?

Allied for Startups has joined startup organisations to contribute and sign the ONE23 Startup Manifesto published by our Members, SUP46 and Danish Entrepreneurs. We have presented recommendations to policy makers in the context of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Manifesto points at 5 key priorities for startups: Artificial intelligence, …

DTX Healthtech Charter Policy February 7, 2023 A French Fitness Check: Reimbursing HealthTech Solutions

During Allied for Startups DTx Startup Congress, we launched The French Fitness Check, uncovering a multi-stakeholder perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing the digital health innovation sector in France. As a HealthTech Charter initiative, this report aims to map out the French reimbursement environment and reveal areas for improvement to best empower digital health …

Data Latest News Policy January 30, 2023 How startups will be affected by a potential extension of scope of Article 27 of the Data Act to data holders?

We are closely following the discussions on the European Commission’s proposal on the Data Act and its impact on the startup ecosystem. Startup communities are particularly concerned about recent discussions on the extension of the scope of Article 27 from “data processing services” to “data holders”. International data transfers are a key element of innovation …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy January 26, 2023 Summary: Exploring the impact of the AI Act on Startups in Europe survey

A recent survey of over 100 high-tech AI startups which drive AI innovation by developing diverse AI systems, with both specific and generic purposes, and 15 Venture Capital firms (VCs) in the EU, has shed some light on potential startup challenges stemming from the EU’s AI Act proposal. This survey conducted by a coalition of …

Latest News Policy Startups January 13, 2023 Our new year’s roadmap

New Year, new projects! And that is true at Allied for Startups, where we will keep working on our policy priorities as we launch new startup initiatives with the same mission in mind: to advocate for a global startup-friendly policy environment. Sneak peek on what’s on our agenda for 2023: DTx We will be kicking …