About: Safer Internet

Digital & Media 28-05-2008

EU Internet agency urges action to avoid ‘digital 9/11’

Cyber threats need to be tackled more vigorously by member states in order to preserve the European economy, said Europe's internet security agency as it showcased its achievements in Brussels on 27 May.
Brexit 13-12-2007

EU rules on misleading ads enter into force

Christmas shopping may be safer for European consumers this year after a new directive against unfair commercial practices entered into force. The directive clearly defines and bans for the first time at European level a variety of misleading and aggressive behaviour, such as falsely creating the impression of free offers or pushing for a purchase.
Digital & Media 05-12-2007

New EU efforts to protect privacy on the Web

The European Commission will 'significantly' increase funding in the next few years to support the development of technologies which protect user privacy on the internet, Vice President Franco Frattini announced yesterday (4 December).
Digital & Media 01-11-2007

EU web security watchdog sets sights on ‘MySpace’

The booming popularity of social networking sites raises several security issues that must be tackled with educational campaigns and updated legislation, recommends the EU agency for network and information security ENISA.
Digital & Media 06-02-2007

Commission tackles cell-phone risks to children

The 2007 edition of Safer Internet Day focuses on mobile phones and child safety.
Digital & Media 13-12-2006

MEPs adopt plan to protect children online

The Parliament has adopted, with a broad majority, a Recommendation for a number of measures to better shield minors from illegal content on the internet.

EU pushes Safer Internet programme

The Commission has published a call for proposals aimed at making the Internet a "safer place".