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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Blockchain revolutionising the future
Blockchain revolutionising the future

Guest blog post by Jennifer Baker, reporting from the SWITCH, the largest, open and free ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltic region.

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Schrems moves from dismantling to assembling with new NGO
Schrems moves from dismantling to assembling with new NGO

The famous, maybe infamous, Max Schrems, responsible for bringing down the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement, is launching his own non-governmental organization called NOYB — the common abbreviation “for none of your business.”

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LIBE visits Tokyo ahead of adequacy decision
LIBE visits Tokyo ahead of adequacy decision

The European Commission is gearing up to propose a so-called adequacy decision with Japan to allow the free flow of data between Japan and the EU — possibly as early as January or February 2018. The group was led by …

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Tech companies have grown up – we must treat them like adults
Tech companies have grown up – we must treat them like adults

Europe’s data protection regime is widely regarded as the best in the world. The man charged with advising the EU’s lawmakers on privacy, the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, spoke to Jennifer Baker for the Good Technology Collective.

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