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Digital 31-07-2014

European regulators training sights on Google’s mobile software

European regulators are preparing what could be a stern challenge to Google's mobile software business in the coming months after a nearly four-year investigation into the company's web search practices left rivals and European politicians dissatisfied.
Transport 17-06-2013

EU mobile tech scheme will prompt connected cars revolution

The European Commission’s proposed regulation to fit new passenger cars and light vehicles with eCall - a form of embedded mobile technology - will not only save lives but revolutionise Europe’s car and mobile technology industries in the process, writes Francesca Forestieri.
Digital 08-02-2013

App makers unhappy at prospect of tighter data privacy rules

Europe’s burgeoning app manufacturers are braced for imminent new guidance on data privacy that could cover features often essential to some applications such as geolocation.

Should teachers bring ICT into the classroom?

Education experts and lawmakers gathered this week in Brussels at the invitation of US software giant Microsoft to debate the role that information and communication technologies (ICT) should play in education.

Mobile, ICT sectors call for EU data privacy reform

The EU needs to tackle discrepancies between the proposed Data Protection Regulation and the 2002 ePrivacy Directive because they could create inconsistent privacy experiences and rights for consumers, say trade organisations representing the mobile and ICT sectors.
Digital 29-02-2012

EU Parliament votes to lower roaming tariffs

The European Parliament yesterday (28 February) gave its first green light to the roaming overhaul, reducing the price caps on cross-border mobile telephone services.
Health 05-01-2011

Common mobile phone charger to hit EU shelves

A universal charger for phones that can be connected to a computer is expected to reach European consumers in the coming weeks, as new harmonised standards are now available for major mobile phone producers, the European Commission has announced.
Trade & Society 07-07-2009

Deal opens EU market to foreign-made smartphones

Under strong pressure from Scandinavian member states, the European Commission has decided to abandon plans to introduce EU-wide duties on the latest generation of mobile phones, embedded with GPS readers and TVs. Manufacturers and consumers welcomed the deal, which is likely to favour further relocation outside Europe of the EU telecoms industry.
Digital 30-06-2009

EU industry commits to universal mobile phone charger

Europe's major mobile phone manufacturers have agreed to adopt a universal charger for handsets sold in the EU from 2010. The deal is expected to please consumers and reduce pollution, but is limited to data-enabled handsets, which at the moment represent only a quarter of the market.
Competition 28-04-2009

New EU deal to cut mobile rates by July 2012

The European Commission will next week adopt a long-awaited recommendation on mobile termination rates, EURACTIV has learned. The text will set July 2012 as a compromise deadline to slash these wholesale charges, with an expected indirect benefit for consumers.
Digital 23-04-2009

Parliament adopts new phone call price curbs

Using a mobile phone to send text messages or surf the Web by laptop will become up to 60 percent cheaper while travelling in the European Union under price curbs adopted by the European Parliament yesterday (22 April).
Digital 26-03-2009

EU threatens new legislation on universal mobile chargers

Mobile phone companies have until the end of April to voluntarily standardise chargers or face new legislation to allow consumers to use the same charging device should they swap phones, the European Commission said yesterday (25 March).