EU Wants Data Protection to Go Hand in Hand with Trade Deals
EU Wants Data Protection to Go Hand in Hand with Trade Deals

Europe is trying to work out a way to have its data protection cake, without it being gobbled up in trade agreements, but “sympathetic consideration” could lead to loopholes.

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Europe wants to tackle fake news — if it could only define it first
Europe wants to tackle fake news — if it could only define it first

Fake news is a cultural problem, it needs a cultural solution — over-reliance on technical solutions is a short term fix that could actually make matters a lot worse.

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Considering a pan-European personal pension product
Considering a pan-European personal pension product

Interview with Sophie in ‘t Veld, rapporteur for a pan European personal pension product (PEPP)

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Three’s a crowd — third-party risk under the GDPR
Three’s a crowd — third-party risk under the GDPR

According to recent research by RSA, failure to protect customer data is creating long-term business problems for organizations.

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EU’s new copyright law will effectively create censorship machines
EU’s new copyright law will effectively create censorship machines

MEP Axel Voss is charged with making the EU’s copyright laws fit for the Internet Age, yet in a staggering disregard for advice from all quarters, he decided to include a obligation on websites to automatically filter content.

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EU’s new anti-geoblocking law doesn’t apply to online games, ebooks, and more fun stuff
EU’s new anti-geoblocking law doesn’t apply to online games, ebooks, and more fun stuff

The vote had barely been taken before the self congratulations started. But while buyers will be able to shop online for physical goods in the EU without being blocked or automatically re-routed, there’s just one small problem…

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EU TWEETS OF THE WEEK
EU TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Davos leaders drink wine and whine, Qualcomm hit with massive fine, and Romanian rule of law in serious decline.

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What does ePrivacy look like under new presidency?
What does ePrivacy look like under new presidency?

The new Bulgarian Presidency in charge of spearheading negotiations for the overhaul of Europe’s ePrivacy law has set out its priorities in a 22-page document, and, although an overly ambitious May deadline has been abandoned, moved quickly to get the ball …

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Forget Big Brother, Tiny Tears is watching you
Forget Big Brother, Tiny Tears is watching you

In an always-connected society, the internet of toys is the latest security concern. Governments, standards bodies and manufacturers have an obligation to make them secure.

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