#Europe agenda: “Big tech’s EU lobby spending revealed
The digital industry now has more lobbying power than pharmaceutical, fossil fuels, financial, or chemical sectors – spending annually over €97m to influence EU decision-making, according to a new report.
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EU proposal to let Big Tech organise algorithms for the public sector is creating a dangerous but invisible injustice. Regardless, the EU proposal conceded to key industry demands on self-regulation and the promotion of AI in the public sector.
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