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SMEs say GDPR needs reality check
SMEunited calls on the European Commission to make a reality check of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Ahead of the stocktaking event organised ...
Copyright and related rights in the EU: term of protection
This Directive aims to harmonise the term of protection for copyright and related rights in the EU. It sets the term of protection for copyright at 70 years ...
EU antitrust investigations to target e-commerce sites
EU competition authorities are looking to target their enforcement of EU antitrust rules at e-commerce markets, following publication of the Commission's final ...
The Internet of Things: A brave new world for consumers?
Four global and European consumer organisations today presented their recommendations to make consumer rights, privacy and security core features of the ...
EU concludes reform with stronger guarantee rights for consumers in future
The EU institutions have approved a deal which includes rights for consumers of digital content and services like software, streaming or game downloads for the ...
Sizing the EU app economy
This report focuses on sizing and qualifying the EU app ecosystem, with an eye toward revenue generation, jobs supported, and the bottlenecks still facing EU ...
Eurapp - a study of the European app economy launched by the European Commission and run by DERI, NUI Galway and GigaOM Research - will provide a comprehensive ...
IT companies
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EU targets end to data localisation
The EU Commission proposed a framework for the free flow of non-personal data Tuesday, highlighting the removal of data localisation restrictions as key to ...
EU-US Privacy Shield review finds room for improvement
The EU- U.S. Privacy Shield is doing a good job in protecting the personal EU personal data but there is some room for improving its implementation, the ...
EU cites Russian interference in European elections
The EU Commission said Friday it had found evidence of coordinated behaviour to spread disinformation in the run-up to the recent European elections, ...
Digital Agenda Scoreboard - need for structural economic reform across Europe and surplus of ICT jobs
Europe's citizens, businesses and innovator s are generating enough digital demand to put Europe into sustainable economic growth, but failure to supply enough ...
Europa website accessible for Internet Protocol version 6 users - guide
To mark World IPv6 Day on 8th June 2011, the European Commission has made its own website www.europa.eu accessible by Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) users ...
European Commission website on Internet Protocol version 6. IPv6 provides a massive increase in web address space; a basis for developing and deploying ...
EBF praises EU determination to clear digital hurdles
Noting fresh European Union initiatives in digital policy, including cybersecurity and the free flow of data, the European Banking Federation wishes to ...
Cyber Europe 2012
Hundreds of cyber security experts from across the EU are testing their readiness to combat cyber-attacks in a day-long simulation across Europe today. In ...
Orphan works
Orphan Works are works which are protected by copyright but whose creators cannot be identified or found. The new Directive on Orphan Works will provide ...
The WiFi4EU initiative promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health ...
The European Commission published on 6 December 2016 the first evaluation of how IT companies applied the code of conduct to combat illegal online hate speech.
ESBA Presents its "DIGITAL AGENDA FOR EUROPE: a Small Business Perspective"
On 5 May 2010, the European Parliament adopted a report on "a new Digital Agenda for Europe: 2015.eu".
Stronger rules on data protection mean people have more control over their personal data and businesses benefit from a level playing field.
General Data Protection Regulation - background guide
The data protection reform package which entered into force in May 2016 and will be applicable as of May 2018 includes the General Data Protection Regulation ...
European Commission DG TAXUD page on VAT for e-commerce including legal texts
Agreement paves way for better VAT collection on online sales
EU Member States reached agreement Tuesday on detailed measures needed to simplify VAT rules for sales of goods online, also ensuring that online marketplaces ...
Google proposals on display of search rivals
The European Commission has obtained an improved commitments proposal from Google in the context of the ongoing antitrust investigation on online search and ...
Local authorities can apply for free Wi-Fi hotspots from 7 Nov
The European Commission launched a call for applications for the scheme 'WiFi4EU', the EU scheme to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces throughout ...
Social media giants making progress on hate speech, EU reports
A code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online, signed by the EU and four major social media platforms a year ago, has delivered some important ...
UK broadband scheme complies with EU state aid rules
The UK's National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020, which aims to connect homes and businesses throughout the UK to high speed broadband. complies with EU state ...
Internet users better off as EU moves to protect net neutrality
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) welcomes today’s decision to keep the internet free and able to innovate. The EU body gathering national telecom ...
Google hit by EU anti-trust charges over Android
The European Commission accused Google Wednesday of breaching EU antitrust rules, 'abusing its dominant position' in the Android market by imposing various ...
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