EU

EU agrees on data sharing legislation to accelerate industry-wide innovation
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data governance

EU agrees on data sharing legislation to accelerate industry-wide innovation

The Data Governance Act aims to make it easier for personal data to be shared across the public and private sectors in areas such as research, innovat…
1 Dec 2021
EU reveals plans to protect whistleblowers from punishment in new legislation
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Policy & legislation

EU reveals plans to protect whistleblowers from punishment in new legislation

Digital Markets Act aims to strengthen internal markets, prevent misuse of personal data, and impose massive fines on companies
24 Nov 2021
GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?
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IT regulation

GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?

Although they target 'high-risk' use cases, swathes of organisations could be affected
28 Jun 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Navigating Brexit data transfers
The IT Pro Podcast: Navigating Brexit data transfers
data protection

The IT Pro Podcast: Navigating Brexit data transfers

The transition period is over – what happens now?
5 Feb 2021
Digital Services Act: Google asks European Commission to clarify responsibilities
Policy & legislation

Digital Services Act: Google asks European Commission to clarify responsibilities

The tech giant submitted a 135-page document calling for greater clarity around expectations
4 Sep 2020
Breaking up big tech 'will cause more problems', says EU
Policy & legislation

Breaking up big tech 'will cause more problems', says EU

If Mark Zuckerberg put action behind his words 'we would see change rapidly', Vestager says
8 Nov 2019
EU shelves plans to impose digital tax
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Policy & legislation

EU shelves plans to impose digital tax

European lawmakers will instead wait for wider tax reforms from the G20
13 Mar 2019
Qualcomm fined $1.2bn for Apple chip payments
Business strategy

Qualcomm fined $1.2bn for Apple chip payments

The company 'stifled innovation and competition' by paying billions for exclusivity contracts
24 Jan 2018
UK cops to lose access to Europol's cyber crime resources
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cyber crime

UK cops to lose access to Europol's cyber crime resources

Cyber cops will be on their own once Britain leaves the EU
1 Dec 2017
How GDPR is going to redefine the cloud
cloud computing

How GDPR is going to redefine the cloud

Box's EMEA head talks us through the impact of the new rules
12 Oct 2017
Box: Brexit won't impact UK access to tech skills
Brexit
cloud computing

Box: Brexit won't impact UK access to tech skills

EMEA chief David Benjamin says that the UK will ‘remain a strong force'
11 Oct 2017
EU: Tech firms pay half the tax of traditional businesses
Business strategy

EU: Tech firms pay half the tax of traditional businesses

A new report calls for tax changes to ensure tech companies 'pay their fair share'
21 Sep 2017
EU war game simulates cyber attack on military operations
Security

EU war game simulates cyber attack on military operations

Defence ministers gather in Estonia to test their ability to handle computer threats
8 Sep 2017
Researcher says criticising Google cost him his job
IT regulation

Researcher says criticising Google cost him his job

Barry Lynn sets up new group to address platform monopolies after being pushed out at Google-funded New America
31 Aug 2017
ECJ may extend "right to be forgotten" ruling outside EU
Business strategy

ECJ may extend "right to be forgotten" ruling outside EU

The three year legal battle between Google and France is nearly at its end
20 Jul 2017
25% of employees storing data in public without permission
data protection

25% of employees storing data in public without permission

Even HR is breaking the rules, using public cloud services without the organisation's permission
11 Jul 2017
EU proposes mandatory end-to-end encryption for all citizens
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data protection

EU proposes mandatory end-to-end encryption for all citizens

The proposal contradicts the UK government's stance on communication encryption
20 Jun 2017
Facebook fined €110m over WhatsApp data sharing claims
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News

Facebook fined €110m over WhatsApp data sharing claims

Facebook hit by second European fine in two days
18 May 2017
EU mobile roaming charges to be dropped in June
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Mobile

EU mobile roaming charges to be dropped in June

Europeans will be able to use their mobiles as if they were at home
7 Apr 2017
EU agrees "last piece of puzzle" on free roaming
Network & Internet

EU agrees "last piece of puzzle" on free roaming

Wholesale charges must still be confirmed by European Parliament before end of roaming charges in June
1 Feb 2017
European copyright law: how it affects you
Copyright
Business strategy

European copyright law: how it affects you

The EU is looking to harmonise copyright law, and Google isn’t happy. But should you be?
24 Jan 2017