Sweden’s Pirate Party sails for Brussels

Sweden’s Pirate Party sails for Brussels

The Pirate Party, a party campaigning for online civil rights, has won at least one seat in the European Parliament,...

June 9th, 2009 Mikael Ricknas

EU debates privacy status of IP addresses

EU debates privacy status of IP addresses

BRUSSELS – Is an IP address private data? That’s a question Europe’s data protection officials are trying to answer in...

January 24th, 2008 Paul Meller

European legislators aim to cap roaming fees by summer

European legislators aim to cap roaming fees by summer

European legislators hope that a compromise agreement to cap mobile phone roaming charges will become law before Europeans take their...

May 22nd, 2007 Peter Sayer

UK minister pushes data retention laws

UK minister pushes data retention laws

U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has dismissed suggestions that new Europe-wide laws that require companies to store telecommunications data to...

July 11th, 2005 Simon Taylor

E.U. ministers sign off on proposed patent law

E.U. ministers sign off on proposed patent law

The European Union (E.U.) has taken a step closer to agreeing on controversial new legislation that could make it easier...

March 8th, 2005 Simon Taylor

Hopes of fresh start on E.U. software patent law set back

Hopes of fresh start on E.U. software patent law set back

Opponents of controversial legislation which would allow software to be patented across the European Union (E.U.) have received a double...

February 28th, 2005 Simon Taylor

E.U. ministers, Parliament clash on patent legislation

E.U. ministers, Parliament clash on patent legislation

Ministers from European Union (E.U.) governments are planning to push ahead with controversial legislation that would open the door for...

February 2nd, 2005 Simon Taylor

E.U. may restart process on patent law

E.U. may restart process on patent law

The saga of the European Union (E.U.) software patent directive has continued unabated into the New Year with some Members...

January 10th, 2005 Laura Rohde

E.U. software patent draft may get voted on this year

E.U. software patent draft may get voted on this year

A controversial draft directive on software patents could be headed for a vote this year after all, with the news...

December 13th, 2004 Matthew Broersma