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Europol to reveal cybercrime risk level

European law enforcement agency Europol on Friday will present its assessment of the threat posed by cybercrime, along with its strategy to tackle it.

Written by Jennifer Baker06 Jan. 11 03:32

EU Parliament approves once-secret ACTA copyright treaty

After 11 rounds of international negotiations, the final text of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has overcome its biggest hurdle yet when it was welcomed as a step in the right direction by the European Parliament, which voted 331-294, with 11 members abstaining, to approve the measure.

Written by Jennifer Baker25 Nov. 10 02:15

EU to launch dedicated broadband satellite

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the estimated 20 million Europeans who cannot get high-quality broadband access. On Friday a new satellite will be launched that will deliver broadband Internet access to consumers and businesses across the European Union.

Written by Jennifer Baker24 Nov. 10 02:44

Facebook, Google face EU crackdown over user data

Internet giants such as Facebook and Google could soon be forced to reveal more to European Internet users about what they are doing with personal data.

Written by Jennifer Baker04 Nov. 10 23:52

EU losing the race to fund IT research

The European Union is currently losing the race to fund and foster research, but the game isn't over, says Europe's digital agenda commissioner.

Written by Jennifer Baker28 Sept. 10 03:08

EU votes to toughen rules on Internet piracy

Members of the European Parliament have opened the door to tough new sanctions on Internet users by voting in favor of a controversial report on copyright enforcement.

Written by Jennifer Baker22 Sept. 10 22:30

EU promises tougher rules on airline passenger data

The European Commission has adopted a plan to limit third-country access to travelers' data and intends to use the plan in negotiations with the U.S., Australia and Canada.

Written by Jennifer Baker22 Sept. 10 02:31

Radio frequencies to be reallocated for broadband in EU

The European Commission is planning to reassign radio frequencies for faster wireless services as part of a five-year plan outlined by Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Monday.

Written by Jennifer Baker21 Sept. 10 01:43

EU parliamentarians criticize anti-counterfeiting deal

The proposed multilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has hit a stumbling block over the liability of ISPs in allowing customers access to peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and the inclusion of geographic indicators.

Written by Jennifer Baker08 Sept. 10 23:22