EU’s Privacy Laws Will Affect U.S. Companies Too

Justice Commissioner, Vivian Reding has made the statement, “It is… important to empower EU citizens, particularly teenagers, to be in control of their own identity online”. She goes on to say,“If an individual no longer wants his personal data to…

EU’s new privacy law tax could become a heyday for lawyers

The European Union has proposed, in a draft, new online privacy protection laws, which would update their current policies put in place 17 years ago. The new laws would allow individuals to request that certain personal data, which has been…

European Union Proposes New Data Privacy Laws

If you could erase all your personal data on the Internet, would you? The BBC is reporting that a new law is going to be proposed to the EU on Wednesday. It would include the provision for a “right to…

European Union’s Neelie Kroes Twitter’s Against SOPA Legislation

Neelie Kroes, the EU’s Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Tweeted some candid comments on Friday, speaking out against the oppressive pending U.S. SOPA legislation: “Glad tide is turning on SOPA: don’t need bad legislation when should be safeguarding benefits of…

Apple, Publishers Target of EU Antitrust Investigation Over E-books

The European Commision announced today that it is launching an investigation into the sales of e-books in the European market. The targets of the investigation include Apple and five publishing houses: Hachette Livre of France, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster…

Apple Subscription Service Being Monitored By Antitrust Regulators

Earlier this week, Apple introduced its Subscription service for the App Store. Immediately, it was met with waves of criticism (though it’s certainly had its share of defenders). It didn’t take long at all for whispers of antitrust to start going around.

EU Wants Google To Revise Street View Policies

The European Union has asked Google to revise the way it stores images for its Maps and Street View services, due to privacy concerns.

Google currently keeps all images on Street View for a year, but the EU’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party wants that time cut in half to no longer than six months.

EU Calls For More Privacy On Social Networks

The European Commission is reminding teenagers to "Think before you post!" on social networking sites as Europe marks Safer Internet Day.

The Commission said 50 percent of European teenagers give out personal information on the web, which can remain online forever and be seen by anybody.

Microsoft Yahoo Deal Approval Gets Deadline in Europe

Remember that proposed Microsoft Yahoo search and advertising deal? It’s still awaiting regulatory approval, but it might be a step closer to its destiny soon, no matter which way it goes.

The European Commission has set a deadline for a decision on approval of Microsoft’s bid (via Reuters). The date is February 19, or exactly a month from today. The deadline was published yesterday within a list of other deadlines for other deals.