Latest European Union articles

H4cked off: Neelie Kroes' €2.5bn for an EU big data push - Potemkin Village policy making

Burning money
European Commissioner Neelie Kroes wants to splash €2.5bn developing big data in Europe - in a scheme reminiscent of the old 'national champions' policies of the 1970s
17 Oct 2014

Neelie Kroes' €2.5bn EU big data push – but what will it really do?

Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes
Neelie Kroes, the EU's digital agenda commissioner, wants to splash €2.5bn on a scheme to develop big data in Europe
16 Oct 2014

Just 100 criminal kingpins responsible for world's cyber-crime - Europol

gangster-1-web
Head of European cyber-crime centre claims Europol 'roughly knows who they are'
14 Oct 2014

Trade secrets and reverse engineering - the legal view

Computing speaks to legal experts about proposals to extend the EU Trade Secrets Directive to better protect product developers
30 Sep 2014

Europe boosts electronic identification and trust services with new regulation

Building trust in the online environment is key to the development of the European digital market, as Patrick Van Eecke, partner at DLA Piper, discusses
30 Sep 2014

Internet of Things will require new forms of consent, warns EU working party

One-time consent for personal data processing 'outdated' for Internet of Things, suggest EU Article 29 Working Party
30 Sep 2014

The long arm of the EU Data Protection directive

Even enterprises based on the other side of the world to the EU could find themselves ensnared by the directive, argues lawyer Dana Post
29 Sep 2014

‘Crime-as-a-service’ exploited by criminal gangs, warns Europol iOCTA report

Hackers offering services to more 'traditional' gangs looking to get into cyber crime
29 Sep 2014

Lenient EU Google antitrust decision 'fatally flawed'

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

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

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

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