At a party retreat on 8 January, Germany's conservative Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) passed a resolution highlighting its ideas on digital policy. Although digital activists criticised the party's demands for increased monitoring of the digital space, they agreed with its approach to 5G expansion. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Certain UN members may have been 'bought off' by proponents of a controversial UN resolution on cybercrime in exchange for support on the plans, an official from the Council of Europe who deals with cybersecurity has told EURACTIV.
German security services have revealed that critical national infrastructures such as government and military networks have been the target of a series of cyberattacks in November, raising broader concerns about their overall resilience.
In a landmark move, the UK intelligence services unveiled on Thursday (29 November) the process by which they decide to disclose security vulnerabilities to technology firms. Not every weakness discovered in a system is always disclosed to the company in question, they revealed.
Brexit, the American elections - and talso he European elections? It is likely that "fake news" campaigns and attacks by hackers will also launched before the European elections. How well is Brussels prepared? EURACTIV Germany reports.
Hackers supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today (15 March) defaced Twitter accounts of top individuals and institutions with Nazi jibes, as the EU hit back at Ankara's behaviour in an escalating crisis.
The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has had a mixed bag of results recently, ranging from a sensitive data leak scandal and unprecedented success in fighting cybercrime, to an odd festive social media campaign. EURACTIV Germany reports.
From enabling mass incursions of privacy, to connecting terrorists and paedophiles, to facilitating cybercrime and lending anonymity to bullies and trolls, the net has a darker side, which needs to be tackled, writes Thorbjørn Jagland.
Blockchain is expected to have a larger impact on our business than a potential Brexit, suggests MasterCard’s deputy boss, Ann Cairns. In her view, the technology behind virtual currencies like bitcoin is “a good thing for the future”, she told EURACTIV.com.
Lithuania’s parliamentary website came under cyber attack yesterday (11 April) just as a special session of the World Congress of Crimean Tartars was meeting to discuss mass violations of human Rights in Russian-occupied Crimea.
Ukrainian authorities will review the defenses of government computer systems, including at airports and railway stations, after a cyber attack on Kyiv's main airport was launched from a server in Russia, officials said yesterday (18 January).
Through history, when Europe and the United States have failed to take coordinated action, crises have presented themselves. Cyberspace is a policy area in which transatlantic leadership can be grown and cultivated, writes Sinan Ülgen.
The Commission announced Tuesday (28 April) a European Agenda on Security for the period 2015-2020 defining how the EU executive can bring added value to support the member states in ensuring security.
The French government has called on media to be “vigilant” after the cyberattack claimed by jihadists, which blocked French international channel TV5Monde for several hours, adding that similar attacks could happen again.
An unhelpful patchwork exists in Europe when it comes to cyber protections, writes Thomas Boué. But EU member states would be ill-advised to extend the scope of the proposed Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive beyond critical infrastructure, he says.
Nine European countries endorsed plans on Thursday (5 June) to step up intelligence-sharing and take down radical websites to try to stop European citizens going to fight in Syria and bringing violence back home with them.
EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes rewarded the creators of the best online content for kids on Tuesday during a Safer Internet Day event in Brussels. Kroes also launch a Youth Manifesto on how to make a better Internet based on ideas from young people.
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