Here is a summary of the legislative and regulatory issues that European firms need to consider when choosing a SaaS provider.
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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
Companies may be fined up to two percent of global turnover for serious data-protection infractions in Europe under rules proposed by the European Commission
The European Commission says it wants to clarify existing rules that govern how and when a rights holder can have copyright-infringing content taken down or blocked, as part of a new e-commerce action plan
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...
Justice commissioner Viviane Reding has explained how she wants to change the system of binding corporate rules, which are codes of practice showing compliance with EU data protection laws
Body scanners will still show people as if they were naked, but their faces will be blurred, under rules adopted by the European Commission that aim to protect travellers' privacy
The European Council has given the go-ahead to a planned agency that will oversee justice and security databases, covering asylum seekers, biometrics and visa applications
The European Commission has published its IPR Strategy, promising to target ISPs and other service providers rather than individuals in the fight against online copyright infringement
The Information Commissioner's Office has announced new powers to fine spammers for distributing unwanted marketing materials, which will come into force in May
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.
Businesses are not producing coherent sets of data about security incidents and IT system failures due to a lack of common standards, the security agency has said
But privacy watchdog the ICO urges businesses to take the new legislation seriously...
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 has revived the idea of a Europe-wide phone number for businesses, a scheme first touted by the ITU a decade ago
New legislation to extend restrictions on hazardous materials to a wider range of electronics products has passed a first vote in European Parliament
The European Commission has said it will put forward legislative proposals to make copyright law 'fit the digital age', a day after the UK announced similar plans