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

EU guidelines to guard against 'systemic risks' online for Euro-elections 27 March 2024, 23:35 CET
The Commission published guidelines Tuesday to help large online platforms mitigate systemic risks online that may impact the integrity of upcoming elections.

Apple, Meta, Alphabet in EU digital markets law probe 25 March 2024, 19:04 CET
The European Commission opened non-compliance investigations Monday against Google parent company Alphabet, Apple and Meta under the EU's new Digital Markets Act.

Green light for EU bill to protect journalists and press freedom 19 March 2024, 22:04 CET
The EU Council gave its green light Tuesday to a new law to protect journalists and people who speak out on matters of public interest from abusive lawsuits whose purpose is to silence them.

59 pct of Europeans use social networks: Eurostat 19 March 2024, 22:04 CET
59 per cent of the EU population took part in social networks such as Facebook, X, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok in 2023, according to figures released Tuesday by the EU statistics agency.

EU strikes deal on European Health Data Space 18 March 2024, 22:03 CET
The European Parliament and EU Council reached provisional agreement Friday on a new law making it easier to exchange and access health data at EU level.

Green light for bill to protect EU journalists and press freedom 14 March 2024, 18:11 CET
The European Parliament gave its final green light Wednesday to the Media Freedom Act, new legislation to protect EU journalists and media from political or economic interference.

EU to curb management by algorithm in gig economy 11 March 2024, 22:09 CET
EU ministers confirmed Monday an earlier draft agreement on the platform work directive which aims to improve working conditions and regulate use of algorithms by digital labour platforms.

EU ups defences against foreign interference in elections 11 March 2024, 22:17 CET
The EU Council adopted a new regulation Monday on the transparency and targeting of political advertising, aimed at countering information manipulation and foreign interference in elections.

Tinder pledge on clearer pricing brings end to EU probe 07 March 2024, 22:19 CET
U.S. online dating app Tinder committed Thursday to informing its customers that discounts they propose for their premium services are personalised by automated means, as required to do under EU law.

New EU rules start to apply for Google, Microsoft, Amazon gatekeepers 11 March 2024, 18:48 CET
Apple, Alphabet, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft and ByteDance, deemed online 'gatekeepers' under the EU's Digital Markets Act, must from 7 March fully comply with all obligations.

EU moves to bolster cyber security capacities 06 March 2024, 23:40 CET
The EU Parliament and Council reached provisional agreement Wednesday on the Cyber Solidarity Act to strengthen the EU's capacities to prepare for, detect and respond to cybersecurity threats.

Booking, ByteDance, X set to become EU Internet gatekeepers 04 March 2024, 18:17 CET
Internet platforms Booking, ByteDance and X could be subject to new EU rules on gatekeeper platforms, after notifying the EU Commission they potentially meet Digital Markets Act thresholds.

Brussels queries Meta on No Ads Facebook subscription options 01 March 2024, 23:40 CET
The EU Commission sent American tech giant Meta a formal request Friday to provide more information under the Digital Services Act over subscription for no ads options for both Facebook and Instagram.

EU tightens data rules for short-term rentals 01 March 2024, 23:42 CET
The European Parliament adopted harmonised requirements Thursday on how data related to short-term rental services such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia should be collected and shared.

Brussels presents blueprint for EU's future digital infrastructures 21 February 2024, 23:49 CET
The EU Commission presented a set of possible actions Wednesday aimed at fostering the innovation, security and resilience of digital infrastructures and laying foundations for a future Digital Networks Act.

Connectivity package - guide 21 February 2024, 23:29 CET
The European Commission presented on 21 February a set of possible actions to foster the innovation, security and resilience of digital infrastructures.

TikTok under EU investigation over protection of minors 19 February 2024, 16:59 CET
The European Commission opened formal proceedings Monday to assess whether TikTok may have breached Internet rules over protection of minors and advertising transparency.

Digital Services Act starts applying to all online platforms in EU 19 February 2024, 16:59 CET
The Digital Services Act, the EU's new rulebook for a safer and more transparent online world, will apply in full to online platforms and marketplaces in the EU from Saturday 17 February.

Few influencers admit to advertising: EU report 15 February 2024, 22:28 CET
Only one in five influencers posting commercial content online systematically label it as advertising, according to a 'sweep' of social media influencer posts, the EU Commission reported Wednesday.

EU aim to speed up roll-out of high-speed networks 06 February 2024, 19:01 CET
The European Parliament and EU Council struck a deal Tuesday on the gigabit infrastructure act, to accelerate the deployment of gigabit network infrastructure for high-speed networks across Europe.

Brussels requests data information from online giants 18 January 2024, 23:02 CET
Google, Amazon and Facebook were among 17 large online services to receive information requests from the European Commission Thursday under the EU's Digital Services Act.

EU's new Data Act enters into force 11 January 2024, 22:40 CET
The European Data Act entered into force Thursday, defining rights to the access and use of data generated in the EU, and boosting data-sharing and innovation, especially in the field of artificial intelligence.

EUR 250m boost for 5G connectivity across the EU 11 January 2024, 22:41 CET
The EU Commission signed grant agreements Wednesday with 37 projects selected under the second set of calls for proposals for the digital strand of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Digital).

EU tightens cybersecurity defence around its institutions 08 January 2024, 18:35 CET
The EU's new cybersecurity regulation which lays down measures for a high level of common cybersecurity at the Union's institutions, bodies, offices and agencies came into force on 7 January.

PayPal will amend terms to comply with EU consumer rules 21 December 2023, 23:37 CET
US fintech giant Paypal committed Wednesday to modifying its terms and conditions to make them easier to understand for consumers, following dialogue with the EU Commission.