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Angela Merkel calls for global digital rules

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 11:17

During a recent visit to Mexico City, Mexico, Angela Merkel demanded the establishment of global rules to accompany the digital sector. “We still have no international rules”, the German chancellor...

EU to spend €120m to extend free Wifi across Union

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 16:56

The EU has announced it will spend €120 million to extend Wifi across 6,000 to 8,000 municipalities, bringing Wifi to “every European village and every city” with free Wifi by 2020.   The scheme,...

EU to impose national quotas on streaming services

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 14:08

The EU is currently considering imposing a quota on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, to feature a minimum quantity of European works in their catalogues. The European Parliament...

EU plans to launch blockchain observatory

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 17:18

The EU plans to launch an observatory and forum looking into blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in an attempt to understand the place for European public authorities to “encourage...

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European Parliament officially adopts Terrorism Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 16:17

The European Parliament has officially adopted the EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism, which is designed to give police and prosecutors across the EU the ability to “fight and counter terrorism...

EU Commission to step up export controls on surveillance software

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 16:00

The proposal for a new Regulation on "dual-use" military exports would introduce a limited "general authorisation" for the export of encryption software, which the European Commission says "could be...

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