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Latest news and information on the Internet policies of the European Union.

Reinforcing democracy and integrity of elections in Europe 29 November 2021, 12:33 CET
Building on experience gained in the 2019 European parliamentary elections and delivering on the priorities announced in the European Democracy Action Plan and the 2020 EU Citizenship Report, the European Commission presented on 25 November a number of initiatives to reinforce democracy and integrity of elections.

What's illegal offline should be illegal online: EU 01 December 2021, 22:41 CET
EU ministers agreed their position on a Digital Services Act Thursday, which would regulate large online platforms with the aim of creating a digital level playing field with clear rights and obligations.

EU digital rules can be global 'game changer': Facebook whistleblower 11 November 2021, 19:00 CET
The EU’s future Digital Services Act can set the global standards in transparency, oversight and enforcement, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told MEPs at a public hearing Monday.

MEPs strengthen EU-wide requirements against cyber threats 04 November 2021, 18:18 CET
A new draft law, agreed Thursday by a European Parliament committee, would set tighter cybersecurity obligations in terms of risk management, reporting obligations and information sharing.

EU Tenders - Computer and Related Services 08 September 2021, 15:51 CET
Today's EU tenders covering Computer and Related Services business sectors from 'Tenders Electronic Daily' (TED)

EU opens probe into Facebook's acquisition of Kustomer 09 August 2021, 19:22 CET
The Commission announced Tuesday it was opening an in-depth investigation into whether Facebook's proposed acquisition of Kustomer would distort competition under the EU Merger Regulation.

EU endorses UK data protection regime 28 June 2021, 19:16 CET
Personal data can flow freely from the EU to the UK following adoption Monday of adequacy decisions covering the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Law Enforcement Directive.

EU plans new unit to tackle cybercrime 23 June 2021, 22:22 CET
The EU Commission laid out plans Wednesday for building a new 'joint cyber unit' to tackle the rising number of serious cyber incidents impacting public services, businesses and citizens across the EU.

Google faces EU probe into 'anti-competitive' adtech 22 June 2021, 18:34 CET
The EU Commission opened a formal antitrust probe Tuesday into whether Google violated EU competition rules by favouring its own online display advertising technology services in the 'ad tech' supply chain.

EC frees 6GHz spectrum for better, faster Wi-Fi 22 June 2021, 00:27 CET
The EU Commission adopted a decision Thursday harmonising use of the 6 GHz band for wireless networks which will support devices, apps and innovative services that require larger bandwidth and speed.

EU rules on removing online terrorist content in force 08 June 2021, 22:12 CET
Online platforms have one hour to remove terrorist content referred by EU states' authorities, under landmark EU rules on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content which entered into force Monday.

EU must step up efforts to tame disinformation threat: auditors 03 June 2021, 21:49 CET
The EU's action plan to combat disinformation, issued in 2018, is being outpaced by emerging threats and is incomplete, according to a special report published Thursday by the European Court of Auditors.

EU keeps up pressure on vaccine disinformation 07 June 2021, 23:56 CET
The EU confirmed Thursday extension of its monitoring programme on measures taken by online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Microsoft and Google to reduce the 'dangerous lies' of disinformation.

Online platforms profiting from fake news, says EU 28 May 2021, 21:23 CET
The EU's code of practice on disinformation needs to be strengthened to become more effective in countering disinformation, the EU Commission said in new guidance published Wednesday.

Guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation 26 May 2021, 13:20 CET
The European Commission published on 26 May guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation - the first of its kind worldwide - should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation.

Apple music streaming app breaches competition rules, says EU 06 May 2021, 00:39 CET
Apple's App Store has abusesd its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps by distorting competition in the music market, the EU Commission said Friday in a preliminary finding.

EU gives one hour deadline to remove online terrorist content 30 April 2021, 23:11 CET
Internet platforms will have one hour to remove or disable access to flagged terrorist content following the EU Parliament's go-ahead Wednesday for a new law to address dissemination of terrorist content.

New EU legal framework for AI sets standards for trust 26 April 2021, 23:51 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday a first-ever legal framework on artificial intelligence, with guarantees of safety and fundamental rights while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation.

Europe plots course for digital fast lane 10 March 2021, 19:07 CET
The EU Commission set out a blueprint Tuesday for Europe's 'digital transformation', including multi-country projects, and preparing legislative proposals for a governance framework to monitor progress.

Europe's Digital Decade - guide 09 March 2021, 22:15 CET
The European Commission presented on 9 March a vision, targets and avenues for a successful digital transformation of Europe by 2030.

States provisionally agree update to EU ePrivacy rules 11 February 2021, 21:49 CET
The EU member states agreed Wednesday on a negotiating mandate for revised rules on the protection of privacy and confidentiality in the use of electronic communications services.

States fail to transpose new EU telecoms rules 10 February 2021, 00:01 CET
The EU Commission started legal action Thursday against 24 Member States for failing to enact a new EU telecoms directive which regulates and reforms electronic communications networks and services.

EU fines Steam gaming platform for 'geo-blocking' 26 January 2021, 21:46 CET
The EU Commission has fined Valve, owner of online PC gaming platform 'Steam', with publishers Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax EUR 7.8m for breaching antitrust rules.

EU mulls digital levy for fair recovery 19 January 2021, 23:46 CET
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a new digital levy, saying it wants to to ensure fair taxation in the digital economy, while at the same time contributing to Europe's recovery.

EU to make online platforms more accountable 16 December 2020, 18:26 CET
The European Commission proposed new rules for social media and online market places Tuesday, to better protect consumers and their rights online, and to create fairer and more open digital markets.