Digital Archives

  • Shadow rapporteurs take stand against Parliament’s handling of copyright directive

    12-12-2018

    Shadow rapporteurs on the controversial copyright directive are frustrated that the European Parliament does not have a unified position on disputed Articles 11 and 13, with one MEP telling EURACTIV that Parliament has been conducting institutional negotiations without a text fully agreed on by shadows.

  • Copyright could force us to pull out of EU, Google News boss says

    11-12-2018

    A specific article in the controversial copyright directive may result in Google withdrawing their news aggregator service from the EU, EURACTIV has learnt. EU ministers are set to discuss the issue and reach an agreement on the file later this week.

  • EU negotiators reach agreement on cybersecurity act

    Cybersecurity 11-12-2018

    Representatives from the European Commission, Council and Parliament on Monday (10 December) evening banded together to strengthen the bloc's Cybersecurity efforts, reaching agreement on the EU's cybersecurity act.

  • French ‘yellow vests’ caught up in social networks

    10-12-2018

    As it enters its fourth week of protest, France’s ‘yellow vest’ movement continues to be active on Facebook. While the social network has allowed the movement to grow, Facebook is struggling to create a structure for the movement. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Council makes half-hearted agreement on e-Evidence

    07-12-2018

    Ministers from across the EU backed plans on Friday (7 December) that will allow law enforcement authorities to bypass EU member states when making judicial orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters abroad. Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Latvia, and the Czech Republic all voted down the plans. 

  • How YouTube makes users lobby in-house against copyright directive

    07-12-2018

    The #SaveYourInternet campaign is mobilising YouTubers against the European directive. But by defending a free Internet, the campaigners are, above all, protecting the platform’s profitability. EURACTIV France reports.

     

  • Commission says Europe should be ‘worried’ about Huawei

    EU-China 07-12-2018

    Europe should be “worried” about Huawei and other Chinese companies, given the mandatory cooperation they have to maintain with Chinese intelligence services, European Commission Vice-President for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said on Friday (7 December).

  • Ministers clamp down on online terrorist content despite wave of opposition

    07-12-2018

    Ministers sitting on the EU Home Affairs Council adopted their negotiating position on the European Commission's proposed regulation against the spread of online terrorist content on Thursday (6 December), as those in the industry reacted with frustration to the plans.

  • MEPs back fair-play rules for platforms and operating systems

    07-12-2018

    MEPs backed rules to force online platforms to be more transparent and fair to business clients on Thursday (6 December), with some members voicing frustration at the fact that operating systems are to be included in the scope of the regulation.

  • Facebook gave data on user’s friends to certain companies – documents

    Data protection 06-12-2018

    Facebook Inc offered some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access to data about users’ friends it did not make available to most other apps in 2015, according to documents released by a British lawmaker who said the social media company dodged questions about privacy practices and market dominance.

  • EU Commission takes aim at disinformation, admits funding deficit

    06-12-2018

    A four-strong contingency of European Commissioners came out with fighting talk against fake news on Wednesday (5 December), as the EU's executive presented its action plan on disinformation. But the funding shortfall in this field somewhat dampened the spirit of the announcement.

  • A double failure for France in creating European taxes

    06-12-2018

    In the middle of the “yellow vest” crisis, France has failed to unblock tax proposals on financial and digital transactions. These two measures for fiscal justice had been advocated by Paris for a long time. EURACTIV France reports.