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European MPs back draft data protection laws but plans could end up on the scrapheap

Draft laws are a dead duck, claims lawyer, as Viviane Reding's plans for new data laws may still fall flat

PRISM: European officials head to US to discuss phone tapping claims

EU delegation seeks answers from Washington officials

EU wants €100m fines for data breaches, backs ‘right to erasure’ law

Latest discussion on data protection overhaul sees MEPs push for even tougher sanctions

EU 24-hour breach disclosure laws to come into force

Controversial legislation to come into force on 26 August despite criticisms

PRISM: EU approves inquiry into NSA cyber snooping

Political body says it will reconsider Europe's trade relationship with the US if it refuses to co-operate

EU approves stricter laws for punishing cyber crooks and botnet creators

EU Parliament votes to get tough on cyber crime, with upgraded jail sentences of up to five years

Right to be forgotten on the web is great for users, but not feasible for businesses

Taylor Wessing’s Debbie Heywood looks at some of the most contentious EC proposals for data protection law reform

Google charts surge in government takedown requests

Politicians get tetchy about online comments

Right to be forgotten on the web unworkable, argue data watchdogs

ICO and European Data Protection officials argue business and consumers would lose out under harsh privacy laws

Government warns EC data protection law overhaul could cost UK £360m a year

Small and medium-sized businesses to be hit hardest, says Lord McNally

Outrage as MEPs accused of amending data law proposals after Google and Amazon lobbying

Rights groups up in arms at watering down of Data Protection Directive

European Parliament to discuss raft of cyber security law changes

Legislation to increase cross-national data sharing and co-operation could slow cloud adoption

European Commission rules out Red October malware attack

Body confirms there is no evidence of infection on internal networks

EC to force critical infrastructure operators to disclose cyber attacks

Draft report looks to force businesses to disclose major attack and data breach details

Google accused of $2bn tax dodge

Search giant accused of funnelling profits to tax havens

European Commission deploys crack Computer Emergency Response Team

EU looks to protect major institutions against cyber threats

Itallian anti-trust chief warns of future Google monopoly

Italian Parliament told that Google may become publishing monopoly in next few years

European trade committee votes to reject ACTA

Controversial copyright proposals face final curtain at European Parliament vote in July

EC lays outs electronic identity proposals to smooth cross border e-commerce

Electronic IDs to get same legal status as handwritten signatures

Europe sounds the death knell for ACTA as committees roundly reject treaty

Controversial treaty appears set for the dustbin of history

UK economy needs anti-piracy protection, says Acta investigator

Rapporteur predicts European Parliament will vote two to one against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

EU votes through mobile roaming caps set to save firms £850 a year

Neelie Kroes says operators that stand against the policy are acting like spoilt children

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