SPECIAL REPORT / Consumer choice to access the best services at the most convenient prices depends on the availability of competing offers, a pillar of antitrust policy that is increasingly put into question by the growing power of online “free” services.
EXCLUSIVE / European institutions are tracking users of their web sites, in breach of the EU's own data protection rules, EurActiv has learned. The fact has been confirmed by Europe’s data protection watchdog, in an interview with EurActiv, while Brussels is reviewing privacy legislation to tackle the abuse.
The EU's rules on data retention, forged to combat terrorism, are in trouble in several member states. In an interview with EurActiv Germany, the bloc's Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, debunks European Commission claims and admits there are serious problems with "the most privacy-invasive instrument ever".
The European Commission should clarify the application of existing data protection rules to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies to avoid "big social dangers", European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx told EurActiv in an interview.