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EU justice chief: Google is playing privacy 'games'

EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding has attacked Google's decision to adopt a new unified privacy policy without waiting for data protection authorities to properly evaluate it.Reding told the Guardian on Thursday that "we aren't playing games here", while suggesting Google was trying to "sneak" users' privacy away.

March 2, 2012 by

BT allowed to appeal against Digital Economy Act

BT has been given leave to revive its case against the Digital Economy Act, having been told earlier this year that they may not do so.Late on Friday morning, the telco won permission to appeal against the outcome of a judicial review in April, when the High Court threw out almost all of BT and TalkTalk's claims that the act was incompatible with EU laws on privacy, freedom of information and the responsibilities of ISPs.

October 7, 2011 by

Copyright crackdown delayed by judicial review

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.

March 29, 2011 by

EU calls for 'Mister Cyber Security'

The European Union's telecoms commissioner, Viviane Reding, has called for the creation of a European cyber security chief.Speaking on Monday in her weekly video address, Reding claimed that the 27 EU member states had been "quite negligent" in terms of co-ordinating cyber security strategy across the continent.

April 27, 2009 by

Rupert Goodwins' diary

Monday 30/7/2001Sometimes, ya gotta love the dead hand of the market. What Oftel, the EU and Gordon Brown has failed to do -- unbundle the local loop from BT -- may be achieved by the simple expedient of offering the comatose telco a large wedge of cash.

August 3, 2001 by

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