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Fairness of online platforms' trading practices
On 13 February, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed ... last modified 15 February 2019, 00:13 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU own software to go open source
The European Commission adopted new rules on Open Source Software Wednesday, to enable its software solutions to be publicly accessible with benefits for ... last modified 08 December 2021, 22:25 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Cyber attacks threat grows under Covid-19
Cyber criminals have advanced their capabilities during the pandemic, adapting quickly and targeting victim groups more effectively, according to a report ... last modified 20 October 2020, 23:15 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
TikTok commits to align with EU rules to protect consumers
Chinese-owned online platform TikTok committed Tuesday to align its practices with EU rules on advertising and consumer protection, including unfair commercial ... last modified 22 June 2022, 23:13 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
New rules to fight child sexual abuse
The European Commission proposed on 11 May new EU legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online. last modified 11 May 2022, 23:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Passengers stranded at airports or awaiting missing luggage may now use a mobile application from the EU for free to check their rights immediately and on the ... last modified 04 July 2012, 19:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU agrees deal on free flow of non-personal data
The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached a political agreement late Tuesday on new rules that will allow data to be stored and processed ... last modified 21 June 2018, 22:37 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Broadband connections in Europe are much faster than one year ago according to statistics published today by the European Commission. In July 2010 29% of EU ... last modified 25 November 2010, 22:13 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Biometric mass surveillance flourishes in Germany and the Netherlands
In a new research report, EDRi reveals the shocking extent of biometric mass surveillance practices in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland which are taking ... last modified 07 July 2021, 18:00 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU opens up free movement of non-personal data
EU ministers provided a boost to Europe's data economy Friday, signing off on a new directive aimed at removing obstacles to the free movement of non-personal ... last modified 14 November 2018, 00:20 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU misses the mark with Geoblocking decision
On 6 of February the European Parliament Plenary approved the agreement on the geo-blocking regulation, reached in trilogue by the European Institutions 2017. ... last modified 07 February 2018, 23:58 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Commission Unveils Platforms to Business Proposal
Today (26 April), the European Commission unveiled a proposal on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services ... last modified 26 April 2018, 23:08 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court
A website operator can store certain personal data relating to visitors of the site if it helps to identify the visitor and also to protect itself against ... last modified 20 October 2016, 18:41 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Secure Connectivity - guide
The EU acted on 15 February on its space ambitions by tabling two initiatives - a proposal for a Regulation on a space-based secure connectivity and a Joint ... last modified 15 February 2022, 22:56 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
The Digital Agenda is Europe's strategy for a flourishing digital economy by 2020. It outlines policies and actions to maximise the benefit of the Digital ... last modified 25 March 2015, 19:59 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Digital Single Market Strategy
The European Commission's College of Commissioners on 25 March had a first discussion on the Digital Single Market Strategy due in May. It set out the main ... last modified 25 March 2015, 20:04 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Russia the spur for strengthened code of practice on disinformation
With Russia weaponising disinformation as part of its military aggression in Ukraine, online platforms signed a strengthened code of practice Thursday ... last modified 17 June 2022, 18:14 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
To support efforts to fight human trafficking, Commissioner Malmström launched an anti-trafficking policy website on 21 December 2010. The website will become ... last modified 22 December 2010, 13:11 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Chipmaker Qualcomm fined EUR 242m for 'predatory pricing'
The EU Commission fined US tech giant Qualcomm EUR 242 million Thursday, for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets, sold below cost with the aim ... last modified 23 July 2019, 14:02 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
The DSA should pave the way for systemic change
Today, 5 July, is a victorious day for human rights online as we embark on the next stage in our journey - real alternatives to the currently dominant ... last modified 05 July 2022, 23:29 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
BEUC comments on major tech legislation (DMA/DSA) that will boost consumer choice and online protection
The European Parliament has approved a set of major new rules today which will benefit consumers by creating a legal framework for Big Tech, platforms and ... last modified 05 July 2022, 23:40 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Head of Information Technology Division / IT Division, Council of Europe Development Bank
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is currently looking for an experienced and energetic Information Technology (IT) manager to head up its IT ... last modified 05 July 2022, 23:57 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Green light for EU-wide cybersecurity rules
New rules to strengthen the security of network and information systems throughout Europe are due to enter into force in August, after the EU formally gave its ... last modified 19 May 2016, 00:06 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Online markeplaces sign EU pledge on product safety
Four major online marketplaces, Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten - France signed a commitment Monday for faster removal of dangerous products ... last modified 27 June 2018, 14:09 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
The European Commission has set out steps to improve digital skills in Europe, which are the cornerstone of a truly functioning digital society and Digital ... last modified 22 September 2016, 23:49 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Security experts always said they can manage Huawei, 5G throws up bigger challenges
Professor Mark Skilton, a digital communications and cyber security at Warwick Business School, said: last modified 28 January 2020, 14:25 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Social media needs to do more against fake accounts, says EU
The EU Commission welcomed Tuesday the commitment of Facebook, Google and Twitter to act against disinformation but said more needs to be done ahead of ... last modified 26 April 2019, 00:09 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Electronic identification, signatures and trust services - guide
The European Commission has proposed new rules to enable cross-border and secure electronic transactions in Europe. The proposed Regulation will ensure people ... last modified 05 June 2012, 22:48 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in ... last modified 02 July 2012, 17:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
On 13 September 2011, the Commission adopted a Report analysing the implementation of the 1998 and 2006 Recommendations in the Member States – "Protecting ... last modified 13 September 2011, 16:19 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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