Interview

Interview: Alex Pentland on the benefits of data beyond economic forecasts

17.07.17 ... Alex Pentland is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of the world’s leading expert on the social impact of big data and the new economy. ERR News had the opportunity to talk to him at the Estonian EU presidency’s digital single market conference.

Interview: Privacy, data protection, and the digital single market

17.07.17 ... EU data protection supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski thinks that we should approach the issue of the digital single market and a European digital society neither rashly nor timidly: Without being afraid of data, but with enough reluctance to keep the very real consequences in mind.

Palling: Uber law will have 'huge economic and environmental benefits'

19.06.17 ... The Riigikogu passed the so-called rideshare bill into law last week, regulating the business of platforms like Uber and Taxify. According to Kalle Palling (Reform), instrumental in the bill’s introduction, this kind of legislation is the litmus test of any tech-savvy state.

Professor: Populism and idiocy have a natural limit

16.06.17 ... According to professor of particle physics and television presenter Brian Cox, the life-expectancy of a post-factual world is necessarily limited, as it will inevitably lead to the collapse of civilisation.

Under siege: Events at the Estonian embassy in Moscow

25.04.17 ... During the Bronze Night riots, the Estonian embassy in Moscow was surrounded by protesters, most of them members of the Nashi and Molodaya Rossiya. They threatened the embassy and its staff. Then-ambassador Marina Kaljurand told ERR News in an interview how events unfolded in the Russian capital.

Andrus Ansip: 'We decided to solve the problem before it got out of hand'

25.04.17 ... In 2007, the European Union’s commissioner for the digital single market, Andrus Ansip, was prime minister of Estonia. In his interview with ERR, he talks about how he experienced the events surrounding the removal of the Bronze Soldier ten years ago.

Alar Karis: Moving security sciences academy pointless

14.03.17 ... Auditor General Alar Karis spoke in the Riigikogu on Monday and found rather clear words to describe the Justice Ministry’s continuing push for a complete move of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences to Narva. In a quick interview with ERR News, he explains why.

Marina Kaljurand: The essence of the Tallinn Manual

17.02.17 ... How can international law be applied on a cyberattack? What is the legal meaning of sovereignty and human rights in cyberspace? Modern technology represents an enormous challenge for law and policy makers. The Tallinn Manual 2.0 is a pioneering tool that helps them find their own direction.
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