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  • European ICANN reform proposal draws industry ire

    Europe's efforts to internationalize the running of the Internet's governance body were criticized by three leading trade groups Monday for failing to take account of the needs of the private sector.

    Written by Paul Meller14 July 09 01:50
  • EU progressing on information infrastructure policy

    The European Union is refining a set of guidelines that would strengthen its ability to respond to computer security crises as well as ensure Internet infrastructure in member countries is more resilient.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk19 June 09 01:04
  • Microsoft trying to set own antitrust remedy, says Opera CEO

    Microsoft's plan to strip out its Internet Explorer (IE) browser from Windows 7 in Europe, due for sale in the fall, is designed to force the European Commission's hand as it devises an antitrust remedy to restore fair competition in the browser market, said Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Norwegian browser maker Opera.

    Written by Paul Meller12 June 09 19:24
  • Rules for new EU telecom networks a political football?

    The European Commission unveiled a long-awaited draft recommendation Friday for how to create new fiber-optic-based telecommunication networks throughout Europe, but the move was heavily criticized from both sides in the debate over next-generation networks.

    Written by Paul Meller13 June 09 04:47
  • EC sets out privacy requirements for smart RFID tags

    The European Commission has set a code of conduct for companies using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags that it hopes will safeguard citizens' privacy and allow the quick rollout of the new technology.

    Written by Paul Meller15 May 09 09:20
  • EU case relies on 'weak evidence' says Intel lawyer

    Intel lawyer Bruce Sewell accused the European Competition Commission of relying on dodgy evidence, after Intel received a record fine for anti-competitive practices.

    Written by Martin Veitch15 May 09 09:03