Tech companies not fighting hate speech fast enough, says EC
Business strategy

Tech companies not fighting hate speech fast enough, says EC

Twitter, Facebook and others are taking too long to delete illegal content, say officials
5 Dec 2016
EC launches proposals for single digital market
Business strategy

EC launches proposals for single digital market

EC to revise copyright and eCommerce regulations
9 Dec 2015
Apple's Irish tax deals to be probed by European Commission
European Commission
asset management

Apple's Irish tax deals to be probed by European Commission

iPad maker's tax affairs to come under scrutiny from European regulators
11 Jun 2014
EU wants mobile devices to have universal charger
Mobile

EU wants mobile devices to have universal charger

Manufacturers including Apple could be forced into using a common standard.
18 Oct 2013
Graphene researchers get €1bn funding boost
R&D
Business strategy

Graphene researchers get €1bn funding boost

EC gives academic institutes a funding boost to aid research into atom-thick 'wonder' material.
29 Jan 2013
EC proposals aim to close digital skills gap by 2020
Skills gap
Business strategy

EC proposals aim to close digital skills gap by 2020

The European Commission has proposed the Grand Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs in a big to close the gap in digital skills and jobs.
28 Jan 2013
EC prepares for worldwide robotics push
World
Business strategy

EC prepares for worldwide robotics push

New initiative aims to help cultivate a growing and competitive European robotics industry.
19 Sep 2012
European roaming charges to drop from 1 July
Euro pricing
Mobile

European roaming charges to drop from 1 July

The European Commission approves regulations to cut price mobile users are charged when using devices abroad.
31 May 2012
ACTA: the basics, the controversies, and the future
Intellectual property
Policy & legislation

ACTA: the basics, the controversies, and the future

At the end of January, 22 countries signed up to ACTA. But what is it, and how will it be affecting you? Simon Brew has been finding out.
6 Feb 2012
Erase and rewind: the EU and privacy
data protection
data protection

Erase and rewind: the EU and privacy

Inside the Enterprise: Proposed new European regulations on data privacy seem largely sensible, even if they present some hurdles for business.
26 Jan 2012
EU proposes radical data protection refresh
Europe
public sector

EU proposes radical data protection refresh

The EC does as expected in proposing 24-hour breach disclosure rules and heightened powers for regulators like the ICO.
25 Jan 2012
EC gives IBM rulebook to ensure mainframe market fairness
legal hammer
IT regulation

EC gives IBM rulebook to ensure mainframe market fairness

IBM has agreed to a set of rules to ensure healthy competition in the mainframe market.
15 Dec 2011
EC unveils Europe-wide Open Data Strategy
data protection
Policy & legislation

EC unveils Europe-wide Open Data Strategy

The European Commission wants more cost-effective, easier access to public data.
13 Dec 2011
EC invests in aerospace and defence software framework
plane cockpit
Business strategy

EC invests in aerospace and defence software framework

€3.5 million funding goes towards framework development for complex real-time industry systems.
29 Nov 2011
Virtual reality project for disadvantaged receives €4.8m EC
Virtual reality
Business strategy

Virtual reality project for disadvantaged receives €4.8m EC

The European Commission has awarded some €4.8 million to an innovative tech project designed to help the elderly and those with neurological disorders…
28 Nov 2011
Kroes speech fuels copyright debate
copyright
intellectual property

Kroes speech fuels copyright debate

Digital agenda champion slams “straitjacket” of single model and calls on IT industry to find “transparent” tracking technologies.
21 Nov 2011
EU clears Microsoft's Skype acquisition
legal hammer
Business strategy

EU clears Microsoft's Skype acquisition

Microsoft's purchase of Skype is given the go ahead in the EU.
10 Oct 2011
EC calls consultation on web authentication
Authentication
public sector

EC calls consultation on web authentication

The EC is wondering whether improved online signature technologies will be a boon to the EU economy.
21 Feb 2011
EC to pay €12 million over copyright breach
Court
public sector

EC to pay €12 million over copyright breach

After a legal battle lasting almost four years, the European Commission is told to pay Systran €12 million.
20 Dec 2010
EC probes low European e-commerce take-up levels
ecommerce
Network & Internet

EC probes low European e-commerce take-up levels

Only two per cent uptake after 10-year campaign.
17 Aug 2010
Orange and T-Mobile merger given EU green light
EC flag
Mobile

Orange and T-Mobile merger given EU green light

The union between mobile giants Orange and T-Mobile has been given the go ahead by European regulators.
1 Mar 2010
EC to monitor Virgin Media's traffic scanning
spy
Network & Internet

EC to monitor Virgin Media's traffic scanning

The EC is keeping an eye on Virgin Media's piracy gauging system.
26 Jan 2010
EC wants MP3 player volume limit
Figure listing to MP3 player with headphones
Mobile

EC wants MP3 player volume limit

iPods and other music players sold in Europe could soon be subject to a compulsory volume threshold to protect listeners' ears
14 Dec 2009