Latest European Union articles

Council of Europe launches human rights guide for the internet

Governments, private companies and other organisations have a duty to respect the human rights of internet users, the Council of Europe says
17 Apr 2014

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

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

European Commission divided over Google antitrust deal

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

Data protection : 2014 and beyond

Andrew Dyson, partner at law firm DLA Piper, explains what the impending EU data protection regulation has in store
20 Jan 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

Samsung: “improvements” in its commitments needed to avoid $18.3bn Apple fine

Meanwhile, Apple seeks $22m legal fees from Samsung as California cases wind down
09 Dec 2013

Rise of the Data Protection Officer

Under proposed EU rules, many organisations will soon have to appoint a data protection officer. So what does the DPO’s role entail and are they in danger of being made scapegoats? Sooraj Shah investigates
13 Nov 2013

Superfast Cornwall has helped companies save time, money and employ more staff - study

80 per cent of businesses surveyed said that 'superfast' broadband has saved them time and money
11 Nov 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

Brazilian regulators to probe Google on antitrust claims

Microsoft and Brazilian e-commerce firms issue complaints to antitrust watchdog Cade
14 Oct 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

Merkel vows to push for tougher EU laws to protect personal data

Different systems across EU makes it harder to control who has access to web users' personal data
15 Jul 2013

EU may increase prison sentences for cyber criminals

Draft directive sets out minimum jail terms for computer hackers
05 Jul 2013

EU could impose levy on printers and printer ink after European Court of Justice ruling

ECJ approves compensation for copyright holders from printer makers in German court case
27 Jun 2013

Google does not need to delete data, says EU legal bigwig

Adviser to European Court of Justice suggests Google isn't responsible for potentially damaging content in its search results
25 Jun 2013

EU to vote on five-year minimum sentences for hackers

Hackers found guilty of attacking 'critical infrastructure' face five years or more in prison
12 Jun 2013

Prism revelations 'will affect businesses'

Customers likely to become more wary about giving up personal information
11 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

Half of UK organisations not compliant with EU cookie law

Much-criticised EU law on cookies still being ignored by organisations, claims KPMG
29 May 2013

More Google concessions required before EU antitrust investigation ends

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

Apple targeted in EU smartphone antitrust probe

EU wants to know whether Apple practices cut out Samsung, HTC, Nokia and other smartphone makers
28 May 2013

Unified EU patent scheme moves a step closer

Unified Patent Court to be introduced in 2014 after Spanish and Italian objections rejected
16 Apr 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