As Google combats Europe' take on privacy, it wants the Europeans to enjoy the benefits of US privacy laws.
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The tech giant is holding a series of meetings across Europe to debate the 'right to be forgotten,' privacy, and freedom of information. First stop: Madrid.
As one probe closes, another probe opens?
Under Horizon 2020, the EC is investing $8.5 billion in long-term research and development in eight technology areas where Europe wants to be able to compete in global markets. These include 5G networking, photonics, and robotics.
Against the background of the launch of the Cloud for Europe project, SAP's European chairman sets out his firm's backing for unified EU regulations to protect the cloud.
According to the EC, most of Europe - and almost all of its rural residents - live within reach of 4G coverage.
European politicians ask for details of surveillance programme and assurances about privacy.
European regulators plan to intensify their quest for precise answers from Google on privacy matters.
The Austrian student group Europe-v-Facebook wants to go to court to force Facebook to do more to protect the data privacy of its users. To finance the legal battle, the group is turning to crowdfunding.
The US and UK account for 67 percent of global spending on software-as-a-service, while privacy and local regulations are holding back adoption elsewhere across Europe
Consumers in Asia, compared with Europe, are less concerned about privacy and will share personal data for free services or better ads.
The Information Commissioner's Office is working with privacy regulation colleagues in the US and Europe to harmonise approaches to web tracking using cookies.US work on Do Not Track standards needs to dovetail with European privacy regulation efforts on cookies, and take into account the international nature of large businesses with a web presence, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) group manager Dave Evans told ZDNet UK on Friday.
European policy-makers want to nail down the terms 'privacy' and 'security' to help formulate future legislation, and have given a group of researchers more than €3m to conduct a project to gauge European attitudes to the concepts.The Prisms project, which quietly launched on 1 February, was announced on Thursday by German research body the Fraunhofer Institute.
A group of students known as 'Europe v.Facebook' have met with Facebook to make their concerns known over privacy standards.
Only a week after Google said it would consolidate its privacy policies into a single mega-policy across its services, European data protection regulators have expressed concern.
The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.
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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".
The first version of a distributed search engine called YaCy has been released, partly as a response to the perceived privacy threats inherent in Google.The YaCy project, backed by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), announced the release on Monday.
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