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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...


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...


EDPS ePrivacy Directive report recommends banning crypto back-doors

Posted by Sam Frances on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 15:10

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has recommended that future data protection laws in Europe should include strong protections for end-to-end encryption, including a complete ban on...


Modernising IP enforcement: EU Commission report envisages “stronger involvement” of intermediaries

Posted by Sam Frances on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 16:09

In late May, the EU Commission published an inception impact assessment on its initiative to modernise the enforcement of intellectual property rights, giving an important insight into their attitude...

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