Storing IP addresses to combat child abuse is currently a hot topic among German lawmakers, as the rejection of a motion filed by the conservative CDU/CSU group calling for a six-month limit in such matters was deemed insufficient by other stakeholders.
The inquiry committee to investigate the use of the Pegasus spyware questioned a representative of the Israeli company behind the technology, the NSO Group, with questions but still many remain unanswered.
The draft Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS), seen by EURACTIV, includes sovereignty requirements on European data localisation and foreign law immunity, even though member states and tech industry representatives strongly advised against it.
Germany’s political and business leaders have kicked off the "Alliance for Transformation", a key initiative of the new coalition government focused on climate protection, sustainability and digitalisation to change the country’s economy.
The German Federal Cartel Office has initiated proceedings against Apple in order to examine its tracking regulations and app tracking transparency framework, suspecting the US giant of possibly giving preferential treatment to its own offerings.
EU Justice Ministers adopted a regulation to establish a digital cooperation platform for Joint Investigation Teams (JITs), inaccessible by customs despite German pressure. The regulation is part of the ongoing effort to modernise and digitalise cross-border judicial cooperation and was...
On the occasion of the 2022 pan-European cyber preparedness exercises programme, Cyber Europe, the executive director of the EU agency for cybersecurity (ENISA) warned that states must remain alert for cyber incidents and potential spillovers.
The European Parliament's rapporteur put forth a number of proposals to improve the European Digital Identity Wallet as part of the new eIDAS Regulation, focusing on interoperability, data privacy and equal access.
Online video sharing platforms such as YouTube could be liable for content uploads that infringe copyrights if they fail to act immediately, according to a ruling from Germany’s top court on Thursday (2 June).
The government is again considering whether to postpone the start date for implementing the carbon tax until October, due to high energy prices and growing criticism. The carbon tax is an eco-social prestige project of the current conservative-green government, where...
In order to target sexual child abuse online, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has spoken out in favour of securing the IP addresses of computers, for which the governing coalition wants to use the quick freeze method.
Three systems that verify peoples' age with AI technology to prevent minors from being exposed to harmful content have been endorsed by Germany's Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The Austrian government published an action plan to fight deep fakes on Wednesday (25 May), aiming at better tackling disinformation and hate speech. On the EU level, several legislative texts also seek to address the growing issue.
Alexandra Paulus, Fellow for International Cybersecurity Policy with the German think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, explains what cyber norms are, who shapes them and whether Germany is actually practising what it preaches.
The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) does not support the Council’s position on network contribution because making big tech firms pay does not follow the principle of net neutrality.
Representatives of the frequently targeted energy industry are more concerned about the risk of cyber attacks than before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a new DNV report found. Apprehension also increased regarding insufficient investments and activities of their organisations.
While internet value chains continue to grow by 15% per year, a new report by GSMA warns that market imbalances between network operators and online service providers could threaten global growth prospects in several sectors.
Poland sent a letter to the European Commission asking them to support better digital integration of Ukraine including in the telecoms sector with other countries expected to add their voices to the call.