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Technology 03-03-2021

France under fire for use of Amazon-hosted Doctolib for jab bookings

France's health ministry will have to defend its decision to integrate the medical portal Doctolib, which uses Amazon's hosting services, into its online booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations before France's top court, EURACTIV France reports.
French authorities have launched a new platform to help parents protect their children from exposure to online pornography, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day. EURACTIV France reports.
Internet governance 09-02-2021

French government launches platform to help parents protect kids from online porn

French authorities have launched a new platform to help parents protect their children from exposure to online pornography. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 09-11-2020

EU states ponder means to access encrypted data

EU member states want more competences to be able to look into messages with end-to-end encryption, according to the draft Council decisions which has been made available to EURACTIV Germany.
Data protection 24-07-2020

Austria’s online hate speech law prompts question marks about ‘overblocking’

In the fight against illegal online content, the Austrian government wants to make platforms more accountable. Many details are still missing, but the German NetzDG seems to be a model. Critics fear over-blocking and collateral damage but also see opportunities. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Data protection 05-09-2019

Digital Brief: Big decisions

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “There are some big decisions to make.” US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, speaking about Huawei,...

Parliament backs optional European sales law

The European Parliament on Wednesday (26 February) voted for a proposal for an optional European Sales Law which aims to provide a coherent set of rules for the marketing of digital products and related services instead of 28 different rules in member states.
Technology 24-09-2013

e-Participation: Fashion or substance?

Online participation is regarded as the silver bullet to catch voters’ interest at the next European election. But will online tools shift the power to the people? Parties and civil society should work to get enough information 'out there', argues Giuseppe Porcaro.
Health 12-12-2012

Lawmakers back out-of-court scheme for unhappy online shoppers

EU lawmakers have agreed on two new systems for settling disputes between shoppers and traders over goods and services sold online or across EU borders.
Technology 21-11-2012

Parliament calls for better online protection of children

EU countries should step up their efforts to protect children online through laws and cooperation, a majority of the European Parliament said in a resolution voted on Tuesday (November 20) in Strasbourg. But the Parliament resolution won't help anyone, says the Pirate Party.
Technology 29-10-2012

Citizens’ Initiative ready to collect signatures via Commission servers

Fraternité 2020, the first registered European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), began collecting statements of support on the European Commission's own servers on Friday (26 October), after server problems delayed the petition for months.