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Copyright rules 'for digital age' clear final EU hurdle
The EU gave the green light Monday to rules adapting copyright law to a 'digital single market', protecting authors and artists, with new possibilities for ...
Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech 2nd monitoring
One year ago, the European Commission and four major social media platforms announced a Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech.
Directive on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing
New rules on music copyright approved by the European Parliament on 4 February 2014 aim to make it easier for online providers to get licences to stream music ...
German law restricting Google news not admissible: EU Court
A German provision stopping Google search from using newspaper snippets without publisher authorisation must be disregarded as it was not notified to the ...
Online gambling in the Internal Market
The European Commission today unveiled an action plan, with a series of initiatives over the next two years aimed at clarifying the regulation of online ...
Google's privacy policy questioned by EU data authorities
Data protection authorities across Europe - collectively known the Article 29 Working Party – have today issued their conclusions on Google’s privacy policy ...
New EU cybersecurity certification rules in force
The EU's Cybersecurity Act, agreed by negotiators in December 2018, entered into force Thursday, providing Europe with a framework of cybersecurity ...
EU Cybersecurity
The European Cybersecurity Act, agreed by EU negotiators in December 2018, entered into force on 27 June 2019. The new rules equip Europe with a framework of ...
The EU Cybersecurity Act revamps and strengthens the EU Agency for cybersecurity (ENISA) and establishes an EU-wide cybersecurity certification framework for ...
Harmonised EU rules to foster high-speed wireless Internet
The European Commission has adopted a Decision establishing harmonised technical rules for Member States on the allocation of radio frequencies in the 800 MHz ...
E-commerce still vulnerable to VAT and customs duty evasion: EU auditors
Many challenges in collecting correct amounts of VAT and customs duties on e-commerce remain to be resolved, according to a report from the European Court of ...
Talks set to remove barriers to free flow of data in Europe
A draft proposal to allow non-personal data to move freely across borders, removing unjustified restrictions on the geographical location for storing and ...
SMEs4Europe Campaign: Digitalisation is crucial for SMEs competitiveness
Digital transformation is a big challenge for SMEs today. Highly innovative SMEs are faced with regulatory and financial barriers as well as skills shortage ...
Time to speed up EU's Net power
How digital are we? The European Commission brought out its Digital Economy and Society Index for 2016 (DESI) this week with a favourable report of progress ...
Antitrust: formal Commission investigation into Amazon e-book distribution arrangements
The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of electronic books ...
Broadband state aid rules explained - handbook for decision-makers
The European Commission has published new guidance to help governments invest in broadband. The handbook is useful for any public authority investing in ...
Data collection pervades our lives every day and more and more
Were you out celebrating Data Protection Day on Tuesday? Probably not. Maybe you shouldn't be. The issue of data protection pervades our lives every day and ...
Europeana - Europe's digital library - guide
Anyone in the world can now access over 14 million digitised books, maps, photographs, paintings, film and music clips from cultural institutions across Europe ...
European ISPs fear that international trade agreement cuts EU citizens' internet protection
EuroISPA, the European Association of European Internet Service Providers (ISPs), fears that negotiators in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) are ...
ECJ: Swedish sanctions for gaming adverts cannot discriminate against EU operators - Industry calls on Swedish government to adapt legislation to EU market reality
Today, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered a preliminary ruling addressing questions relating to the compliance of Swedish gaming legislation with the ...
In March 2013 the European Commission launched the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs: a multi-stakeholder partnership that endeavours to facilitate ...
The digital economy - opportunities for entrepreneurship and taxation
The report on Taxation of the Digital Economy, released by a High Level Expert Group on 28 May, presents an important challenge for tax systems and ...
EU data protection rules set for overhaul
New data protection rules agreed by justice ministers this week give the Council a mandate to start talks with the European Parliament, now set for 24 June.
Social media record on removing hate speech improves
IT companies removed around 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them, according to an evaluation of the EU Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate ...
A strategy for e-procurement
In April 2012 the European Commission adopted a communication setting out a strategy to make the use of e-procurement the rule in the EU by mid-2016. ...
Consumer groups across Europe file complaints against Google for breach of GDPR
Today, seven consumer organisations from across Europe have announced that they will file complaints against Google with their national data protection ...
Digital rights open up for holidaymakers across EU
Following the end of roaming charges across the European Union last year, holidaymakers are now able to travel with their online TV, film, sports, music or ...
A profile of current and future audiovisual audiences
Nearly 70% of Europeans download or stream films for free, whether legally or illegally, according to a new European Commission study on audience behaviour. It ...
Privacy Shield fails data protection test
Europe's national data protection authorities have voiced substantial concerns regarding a planned data transfer agreement between the EU and US. The so-called ...
Brussels gives support for 'sharing economy'
Support for the so-called 'sharing economy' was given by the Commission Thursday with guidelines on online platforms which offer services such as sharing ...
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