European Parliament members are being 'stonewalled' by the European Commission over questions pertaining to the reach of invasive U.S. law on European territory.
Zack Whittaker reports on the latest technology news from the United Kingdom and Europe, served with buttered crumpets and a side of sarcasm.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
European politicians are seeking simplifying and harmonising measures to the EU Data Protection Directive, which would allow businesses to have "one law" with "one data protection authority".
As part of the UK's fall spending review, George Osborne announces new funds to speed up and spread out the government's super-fast broadband plan.
While the UK government maintains its stance that the British web should remain open and uncensored, measures are to be introduced to ban cyber-criminals from the web.
Facebook's method of advertising may have to change, if changing European law means users of the world's largest social network have to opt-in.
The UK's cyber-security strategy includes "proactive" tactics and "plans to deliver military effects" in order to authorise the use of launching Stuxnet-like state-targeted malware.
The UK government is to shortly announce this coming year's cyber-security strategy, including giving private industry access to government 'state secret' technologies.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has called for greater transparency by broadband providers and suppliers, and warns that it could force companies to make such changes.
The highest court in Europe has ruled that widespread SOPA-like filtering of peer-to-peer is unlawful, and breaches an existing directive.
Europe's antitrust chief warns that the global dispute between technology companies over mobile phone patents could be "used as a tool of abuse"