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The mobile operator and others are urging minister Ed Vaizey to press for lower wholesale caps for data roaming, saying that proposed EU legislation would still lead to 'prohibitively expensive' charges
European countries are to work together on making their electronic healthcare system interoperable, under a decision adopted by the European Commission on Thursday.The change in EU legislation creates an eHealth Network, as described in the Cross-border Healthcare Directive adopted in March.
New EU data protection legislation to be proposed next month...
Upcoming EU consumer-rights legislation could harm small businesses that sell goods over the internet, according to the Forum of Private Business.The small-business organisation said on Thursday that the EU Consumer Rights Directive, which could come into force in 2013 if passed, included provisions that would be unfair on small e-commerce firms.
The European Commission's digital agenda chief tells ZDNet UK why lower data-roaming charges are so important to her and the EU, and hints at upcoming legislation to force prices down
The implementation of the Digital Economy Act, a piece of legislation designed in part to crack down on unlawful file-sharing, is being severely delayed by a judicial review.The High Court review is being carried out at the behest of BT and TalkTalk, who say the Act falls foul of EU laws on privacy and ISP obligations.
One-third of internet users in the EU caught a computer virus, despite the fact that 84% of internet users used IT security software (anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall, etc) for protection.
The European Commission is in the process of drawing up legislation which may allow citizens of EU member states to delete data stored by websites and services.
The ISPs are worried the 'rushed' copyright crackdown legislation may be incompatible with EU rules on privacy and 'the role of ISPs in policing the internet'
The United Kingdom and other member countries need to make a concerted effort to crack down on spam and spyware, according to the European Commission.
The UK and other member countries need to make a concerted effort to crack down on spam and spyware, according to the European Commission
I attended a recent briefing on Singapore's spam laws. While it was interesting and the speakers tried to get into the nuances of Singapore spam's legislation, the open floor round revealed some of the common problems plaguing spam laws.
The Information Commissioner's Office has said draft EU legislation may prove the catalyst needed to get data-breach notification into UK law
After two posts yesterday about whether Expedia is using misleading copy in its promotions, and then about whether a coupon offer via e-mail legally constitutes spamming (and whether the FTC should act: so far you're saying "yes"), the e-mailers and blogosphere are starting to chime in on the issue. As a reminder, after a ZDNet reader spotted my first posted and suspected I had been spammed the same way he felt he had been, I checked my e-mail preferences on Expedia.
CeBIT: Commissioner Viviane Reding has confirmed that new rules will be drafted later this year to amend current EU e-privacy legislation
The security vendor's co-founder Jan Hruska tells why only legislation backed by timely prosecution, as well as preventive software, will be effective against spam.
E-mail marketer Wayne Mansfield and his company Clarity1 face penalties under Australia's anti-spam legislation following a Federal Court decision in Perth today in the first such prosecution by Australian regulatory authorities.
Microsoft wants the federal government to amend its anti-spam legislation to allow its joint venture with Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd, ninemsn, to directly pursue legal action against spammers. In a submission released late last week, Microsoft said "intermediaries" such as Internet service providers (ISPs) and e-mail service providers could help relieve the enforcement burden on Australia's spam watchdog if the government allowed them to tackle spammers.
Australia's anti-spam watchdog has lauded the effectiveness of the Spam Act 2003, but warned international efforts and moves to combat the "fusion of spam, fraud and cybercrime" must be stepped up. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said that since the Act came into operation in April 2004, the proportion of global spam coming out of Australia had "fallen dramatically" and now sat at less than one percent.
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