Latest European Commission articles

European data roaming costs slashed by 50 per cent today

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Costs for making and receiving calls also capped from today
01 Jul 2014

UPDATED: European Commission to investigate Apple's tax arrangements

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Competition Commissioner Joaqin Almunia to announce probe into what US has previously called "the Holy Grail of tax avoidance"
11 Jun 2014

EU court backs right to demand "irrelevant" information be deleted in case against Google

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EU court backs right to demand "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" information be wiped from the web
13 May 2014

Should enterprises be forced to disclose data breaches?

Graeme Burton tackles the thorny issue of the need for corporations to admit their IT security breaches to the public
23 Apr 2014

GreenDataNet project aims to run urban data centres on 80 per cent renewable energy

Consortium looking to apply smart grid thinking to data centre design
14 Mar 2014

EU to review internet governance in bid to wrest control from US

European Commission seeking "multi-stakeholder" management of global internet
19 Feb 2014

European Commission divided over Google antitrust deal

One third of Commissioners question Joaquin Almunia's decision to come to an agreement following three-year investigation
14 Feb 2014

GCHQ and NSA spied on charities, allies, and an EU official

US and UK spy agencies worked together to monitor a list of surveillance targets in more than 60 countries
20 Dec 2013

MEPs vote in favour of strengthened data protection laws

More privacy, the "right to be forgotten", and bigger fines for internet companies that fail to comply
23 Oct 2013

Google EU antitrust case reaches 'key moment' says Commission

Search engine giant seems to be moving towards settlement agreement
01 Oct 2013

Kroes announces EU IT education proposals to boost youth job prospects

'We have the tools, we have the technology, we definitely have the talent,' says Digital Agenda Commissioner
23 Sep 2013

Three eliminates mobile roaming charges in seven countries

UK customers can use their minutes in Australia, Italy and Hong Kong for no extra fee
30 Aug 2013

EU demands more concessions from Google to settle anti-trust case

Competition Commissioner writes to Eric Schmidt demanding more concessions from Google
17 Jul 2013

European Commission demands answers on Prism

Vice-President Reding will raise the Prism issue with US Attorney General Eric Holder at the EU-US Ministerial meeting in Dublin on Friday
12 Jun 2013

Cisco goes to court to annul Microsoft’s Skype acquisition

Microsoft's $8.5bn acquisition of Skype has created an online communications monopoly, claims Cisco
30 May 2013

More Google concessions required before EU antitrust investigation ends

Joaquin Almunia tells firm it needs to improve its proposals
28 May 2013

Google-owned Motorola faces steep fine from EC for 'abusing dominant position'

Motorola attempted to enforce an injunction to stop Apple selling iPhones in Germany
08 May 2013

The internet ‘needs a delete button’, says Google CEO Schmidt

'Let me be very clear that Google is not tracking you...it's not doing all these things,' says Schmidt
07 May 2013

Google offers concessions in attempt to end EU antitrust investigation

Move comes after Google accused of manipulating search results in its favour
12 Apr 2013

Tech firms make 'Trojan Horse' Google Android complaint to EU

Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among FairSearch coalition members calling for Google practices to be investigated
09 Apr 2013

Britain clashes with EU over 'right to be forgotten' opt-out

UK government doesn't want to be part of legislation that would require web organisations to delete personal data on request
05 Apr 2013

EU to take action against online commerce 'unfair practices'

Member states, though, are against extending the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
19 Mar 2013

Microsoft fined €561m by EC antitrust regulators

Corporation penalised after breaking previous commitment to provide users with browser choice
06 Mar 2013

Ofcom proposes price reductions for wholesale data links

BT would have to slash prices by 11 per cent below inflation for three years
25 Feb 2013