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Internet Policy in the EU

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

New rules will shield European consumers from unfair practices online 25 May 2022, 23:29 CET
New consumer rights come into force on 28 May, with the EU's 'Better enforcement and modernisation Directive' to protect consumers from unfair practices online to the same extent that they are offline.

EU Internet Domain Name search 18 May 2022, 16:43 CET
In association with EuroDNS, who have been registering international domains since 2002, this domain name search offers one of the largest choices of international domain names on the planet, making it even easier for you to find the perfect web address. European and Generic Domain Names - search and register European Domains and domain names of the world.

EU strategy to make Internet safer for children 12 May 2022, 22:47 CET
The EU adopted Wednesday a new European strategy for 'a Better Internet for Kids', aiming to improve age-appropriate digital services and ensure every child is protected, empowered and respected online.

New rules to fight child sexual abuse 11 May 2022, 23:47 CET
The European Commission proposed on 11 May new EU legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online.

New European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids 11 May 2022, 23:22 CET
The European Commission adopted on 11 May a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online.

Apple 'restricted access to key payments technology' 05 May 2022, 23:22 CET
The EU Commission informed Apple Tuesday of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices by limiting access to contactless payments technology.

EU joins international declaration in defence of global open Internet 28 April 2022, 23:23 CET
The European Union, United States, and 60 international partners proposed Thursday a Declaration for the Future of the Internet, setting out the vision and principles of a trusted Internet.

Digital Services Act to make online environment safer 25 April 2022, 17:49 CET
EU negotiators agreed Friday on landmark rules to make social media platforms take measures to protect their users from illegal content, goods and services and protect their fundamental rights in the digital sphere.

EU mandate for new UN Convention against cybercrime 29 March 2022, 23:24 CET
The EU obtained a negotiating mandate Tuesday to take part in talks on a new international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.

EU digital deal to limit market power of Big Tech 30 March 2022, 23:06 CET
The EU institutions struck a major deal Thursday night to regulate Big Tech through the Digital Markets Act (DMA) aimed at creating fairer and more competitive digital markets to the benefit of consumers.

Brussels looks to strengthen cybersecurity defence of EU institutions 22 March 2022, 22:31 CET
The European Commission proposed Tuesday a new set of rules to establish common cybersecurity and information security measures across the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies.

EU opens Google Meta probe over online ads 14 March 2022, 22:49 CET
The EU opened an antitrust investigation Friday into whether an agreement between Google and Meta for online display advertising may have breached EU competition rules.

New Data Act to boost Europe's digital economy 25 February 2022, 17:09 CET
A new EU Data Act with rules on who can use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors will unlock a wealth of industrial data in Europe, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Data Act - guide 23 February 2022, 22:13 CET
The European Commission proposed on 23 February new rules on who can use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors.

Lift-off for satellite-based EU internet system 18 February 2022, 22:50 CET
The EU set out ambitious plans Tuesday for a space-based secure communication system, which would deliver high-speed internet access and provide connectivity to Europe and Africa.

Webpage on the EU Space Package 15 February 2022, 23:02 CET
Space: EU initiatives for a satellite-based connectivity system and an EU approach on management of space traffic

Secure Connectivity - guide 15 February 2022, 22:56 CET
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 Communication on an EU approach on Space Traffic Management (STM).

EU implementing decisions ready radio spectrum for 5G 09 February 2022, 23:39 CET
The EU Commission adopted Wednesday a number of implementing decisions to ensure that the EU's radio spectrum policy meets the growing demand for broadband and for innovative digital applications.

New EU Chips Act aims for 'digital sovereignty' 09 February 2022, 23:39 CET
The European Commission proposed Tuesday a comprehensive package it says will ensure the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technology.

European Chips Act - guide 08 February 2022, 17:57 CET
The European Commission proposed on 8 February a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications.

'EU Business Register' scam returns to threaten firms' wallets 01 February 2022, 01:05 CET
Fraudsters behind the 'EU Business Register' scam are causing havoc once again, cybersecurity technology company Bitdefender warned Thursday, targeting businesses and organisations across the globe.

EU urges stronger action against online Covid vaccine disinformation 01 February 2022, 01:05 CET
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, TikTok and Twitter continue to improve efforts against coronavirus disinformation under an EU code of practice, an EU survey reported Thursday, but more effort is needed.

EU proposes 'European declaration on digital rights' 27 January 2022, 18:56 CET
The EU proposed Wednesday a Declaration on digital rights, to act as a guide for the EU's 'digital transformation' and a reference framework for people and a guide for businesses and policy-makers.

5G in Europe in need of booster: EU auditors 25 January 2022, 00:24 CET
In a special report published Monday, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) called for new impetus to boost the roll-out of 5G, the new global wireless standard for mobile networks, in the EU.

Euro-MPs set out position on illegal content online 25 January 2022, 23:18 CET
The European Parliament agreed a draft set of measures to tackle illegal online content Thursday, with the aim of ensuring platforms are held accountable for their algorithms and improve content moderation.