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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...


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...

Minister comments on Data Retention

Posted by malcolm on Friday, May 21st, 2004 at 13:13

From Hansard, 14th May: The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Caroline Flint):The voluntary Code of Practice for retention of communications data under Part 11 of the...

E-bay baby sale parents may face prosecution

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 at 11:27

Two Germans who offered to sell their daughter on E-bay may face prosecution for attempted baby trafficking. The parents, who said of their daughter “You can play with her, eat her at a barbeque or...

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