European Parliament

EU Parliament Approves Ban On Combustion Cars By 2035

Move to electric vehicles continues, after European lawmakers vote to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from…

2 months ago

EU Agrees Common Mobile Charging Port, In Blow To Apple

End of the road for Lighting connector? Apple has until 2024 to standardise its charging ports on the USB-C connector

2 months ago

Facebook Whistleblower To Testify In UK Parliament

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is to travel across the pond and testify before a committee in the British Parliament

10 months ago

MEPs Delay Hearing With Tech CEOs ‘By Two Months’

European Parliament suggests new dates for hearing with chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google as it prepares major…

2 years ago

EU Pressures Tech Giants’ CEOs Over Hearings

European Parliament invites chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to appear before virtual session as major regulatory overhaul…

2 years ago

EU Votes Against Wi-Fi-Based Car Standard

Victory for 5G? European nations defeat attempt to create a Wi-Fi-based car standard

3 years ago

EU Copyright Reform Delayed After Meeting Cancellation

Reprieve for memes? EU efforts to reform copyright rules hit a delay after key meeting is called off

4 years ago

European Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Reforms

'A good sign for the creative industries in Europe', say those in favour, while opponents call the outcome 'catastrophic'

4 years ago

European Parliament Votes To Suspend Privacy Shield

The data-sharing agreement could be put on hold from 1 September if the Trump administration continues to delay compliance

4 years ago

European MEPs Reject Controversial EU Copyright Bill

Reprieve for memes, as MEPs reject copyright bill in its current format. But the fight isn't over just yet

4 years ago

Controversial Copyright Bill Approved By EU Committee

But critics argue it will change the face of the Internet as we know it, and herald the end of…

4 years ago

Zuckerberg Fails To Impress At European Parliament

MEPs reportedly left underwhelmed after Facebook's CEO long-awaited appearance at 'rambling' EU meeting

4 years ago

Zuckerberg’s Tuesday Meeting With EU To Be Live Broadcast

Anger at closed-door meeting results in revised decision to live broadcast Mark Zuckerberg's visit with EU parliament

4 years ago

Zuckerberg Says Yes To EU Parliament Appearance, But No To UK

The Facebook chief executive says he will appear before the European Parliament, but won't come to the UK

4 years ago

MEPs Ready To Fight For End-To-End Encryption Across EU

A European Parliament committee has called for end-to-end encryption to be enforced on all forms of digital communication

5 years ago

European Parliament Approves GDPR Data Protection Law

GDPR Data protection legislation passed that seeks to give citizens more rights over their personal data in the digital age

6 years ago

EU Agrees New Cybersecurity Laws

Leading tech firms will be forced to report major cyber attacks under new European cybersecurity laws

7 years ago

EU Citizens Still In Danger From Mass Surveillance, Say MEPs

EU Parliament calls for protection of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and clampdown on data transfers to the US

7 years ago

European Parliament Votes On Net Neutrality Rules Today

MEPs are to vote whether to go ahead with telecoms rules that net neutrality campaigners say are fatally flawed

7 years ago

Is Google Set For A European Break-Up?

European Parliament proposal could see Google’s search business split off from its other operations

8 years ago

The Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Will Be Running For EU Parliament

“We need to reboot the thing called democracy,” says former spokesman for the file-sharing website

8 years ago

European Parliament Approves EU Data Protection Regulation Draft

Overwhelming majority of MEPs vote in favour of measures like the ‘right to be forgotten’ and increased data breach fines

8 years ago

European Parliament Hit By Man-In-The-Middle Wi-Fi Attack

Public Wi-FI at the EU body shut down after attacks detected

9 years ago

EU Parliament Promises ‘In-Depth Inquiry’ Into US Surveillance

Neelie Kroes warns PRISM's snooping will undermine European confidence in the cloud

9 years ago

EU Votes For Tougher Cyber Crime Penalties

Proposals suggest three years minimum jail time for running a botnet

9 years ago

Neelie Kroes Calls For Termination Of Mobile Roaming Charges

Neelie Kroes has called for the European Parliament to end mobile roaming charges across Europe

9 years ago

EU Rural Broadband Funding Cut To Zero

Cameron's budget cuts hit European broadband plans, as digital funds dive from €9.2 billion to €1 billion

10 years ago

Euro MPs Reject UN Control Of The Internet

The United Nations should not be given control of the Internet, European MPs have warned

10 years ago

Cyber Attacks On EU Governments Caused ‘Considerable Economic Damage’

Claims voiced in European Parliament indicate attacks on governments causing carnage

10 years ago

ACTA Banished From Europe In Parliament Vote

ACTA finally dies after most MEPs reject it in a European Parliament vote

10 years ago