EU favours consumer choice over net neutrality

AMSTERDAM -- European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes won't legislate net neutrality for all, but those who want "access to a robust, best-efforts Internet with all the applications they wish" should have the opportunity

Published on: May 30th, 2012 loek essers

Huawei: There are no illegal state subsidies

LONDON -- Chinese networking company Huawei Technologies Co. has denied accusations that it benefits from illegal state subsidies, and said it objects to the investigation that the European Commission is reportedly launching on

Published on: May 29th, 2012 sophie curtis

UK warns popular Web sites to comply with cookie law

LONDON -- The Information Commissioner's Office has sent a letter of warning to 75 of the U.K.'s most popular Web sites asking them to prove within 28 days how they are moving towards

Published on: May 26th, 2012 derek du preez

EU takes tough stance on data protection

BRUSSELS  -- The European Commission underlined its commitment to data protection on Wednesday by referring Hungary to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the independence -- or lack of it -- for

Published on: April 25th, 2012 jennifer baker

Google’s new privacy policy breaks European law: French

PARIS - Google's new privacy policy does not comply with European data protection law, and the company should delay its introduction pending an investigation of the changes, the French data privacy regulator told

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Peter Sayer

EC to send counterfeiting bill to court

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has bowed to political pressure and has asked Europe's highest court to decide whether the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty is compatible with European Union law.It was

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 jennifer baker

More spectrum in Europe made available

BRUSSELS -- Wireless broadband got a boost in Europe when the European Parliament voted in favor of reallocating radio spectrum frequencies.The new rules approved Wednesday form the Radio Spectrum Policy Program (RSPP) -- a

Published on: February 15th, 2012 jennifer baker

EU to stengthen its cybersecurity watchdog

BRUSSELS  -- A push to strengthen the European Union's cybersecurity watchdog has been given a green light by parliamentarians. ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, was set up in 2004 to ensure

Published on: February 8th, 2012 jennifer baker

Dutch MP: Ban surveillance tech to despotic regimes

BRUSSELS -- Sales of surveillance technology should be banned to countries that violate human rights, says the Dutch Green party, a stand that finds some agreement from the European commissioner for the digital agenda. GroenLinks

Published on: January 24th, 2012 jennifer baker