News tagged with european parliament

French official: Europe must defend privacy rights

(AP) -- Europe and the United States don't agree on how to strike the right balance between protecting privacy rights and battling the terror threat, the head of France's data protection watchdog said Friday.

dateNov 18, 2011 in Internet
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EU aims to slash mobile phone roaming charges

The high roaming costs of using smartphones and tablets across the European Union are to be slashed under a new plan issued on Wednesday to give users greater choice in a more competitive, regulated market.

dateJul 06, 2011 in Telecom
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Europe bids to 'halt' biodiversity loss

Europe set new targets Tuesday to halt a mainly man-made loss of species costing billions each year as campaigners called for tougher environmental demands on farmers.

dateMay 04, 2011 in Ecology
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EU, US discuss data protection deal

EU and US officials met in Hungary Thursday to try to move forward negotiations for a framework deal to protect the privacy of European citizens' data in future anti-terror operations.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Internet
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EU probe delves into heart of Google's business

European regulators are tackling a puzzle that could shift the balance of power on the Internet: Is Google stifling competition by juicing its search results to favor its services over its rivals?

dateNov 30, 2010 in Internet
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EU wants tighter online privacy

(AP) -- The European Union wants companies such as Google Inc. or Facebook Inc. to give people more control over how their online habits are tracked, requirements that could crimp Internet firms' ability ...

dateNov 05, 2010 in Internet
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