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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...

EU launches public consultation over future of the Internet

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 17:18

Amidst concerns over issues relating to privacy, security and the impact the digital world will have on jobs, the EU is taking the unprecedented step of launching a consultation with the public to...

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Germany to fine technology companies if they do not remove “fake news”

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 14:20

German ministers have recently approved plans to fine technology companies if they fail to remove hate speech and so-called “fake news” quickly enough. The law entails fines to the tune of...

Europe overtakes North America as child abuse imagery hub

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 15:18

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – an organisation founded in 1996 to remove child abuse content from the internet – finds in their latest report published on April 3rd 2017 that Europe now hosts...

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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...

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