Latest European Union articles

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

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Open letter to European Commission says there will be 'catastrophic consequences' for Google's smaller competitors if harsher penalties aren't applied
23 Jul 2014

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

Is £266bn just the tip of the cybercrime iceberg?

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Mark Sparshott, EMEA director at Proofpoint, argues that the EU is doing a good job at focusing business minds on security
19 Jun 2014

UPDATED: European Commission to investigate Apple's tax arrangements

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

Europol cybercrime head: International public-private collaboration 'the one true way' to stop cyber criminals

Paul Gillen, head of operations for Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, tells Computing that the likes of Operation Tovar can only be successful if they're international in scope
09 Jun 2014

Where does the 'right to be forgotten' end?

The European Court of Justice's ruling on the 'right to be forgotten' raises more questions than it answers
28 May 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt and ICO clash on European Court's 'right to be forgotten' ruling

ICO claims victory for personal data privacy, but Google executive Eric Schmidt thinks it a poor decision
15 May 2014

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

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

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

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

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