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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...

Digital Economy Bill amendment raises EU law concerns

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 10:47

The amendment provides that A provider of an internet access service to an end-user may prevent or restrict access on the service to information, content, applications or services, for child...

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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McFadden ruling vindicates mere conduit

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 13:31

The Court of Justice of the European Union has returned its ruling in the McFadden case, confirming that mere conduit protections do apply to the owners of shops, cafés or other businesses offering...

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CJEU: Linking to infringing content can breach copyright

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 12:11

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that linking to copyright infringing content can itself constitute a breach of copyright. The ruling in the case of GS Media v Sanoma Media...

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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...

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