Jennifer Baker Brussels correspondent, IDG News Service

Jennifer Baker reports on the European Union: Commission, Parliament, technology policy, regulation, and competition.

Video: Proposed EU cybersecurity law would firm up breach notification rules

New rules on cybersecurity across the European Union were presented on Thursday after weeks of speculation and leaked drafts.

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U.S. tech tools still fall short of European privacy standards

A privacy watchdog group in the European Union expects no immediate change in an ongoing standoff with the U.S. over data protection standards.

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Samsung to be charged by EU over Apple patent battle

Europe's top regulatory authority is to charge Samsung over abuse of patents.

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Google still faces antitrust scrutiny in Europe, officials say

The European Union's competition chief has said negotiations with Google to settle an antitrust probe have "advanced€," but talks are not yet concluded, and the organization is not working under any deadline.

European Parliament: Stop the ITU taking over the Internet

Control of the Internet must be stopped from falling into the hands of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) says the European Union.

Apple faces EU-wide probes into misleading warranty practices

Apple's warranty offerings could be pulled in the European Union after it emerged that the E.U. Justice Commissioner has asked member states to look into possible misselling.

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Apple, ebook publishers look to settle EU antitrust dispute

Apple, along with four major ebook publishers, have offered retailers such as Amazon the option to set their own prices for e-books for the next two years in a bid to end an antitrust investigation in the E.U.

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EU Parliament agrees to new law on orphan works

The European Parliament on Thursday approved new uses for so-called orphan works.

India Pushes EU for Data-secure Status

India has demanded that the E.U. award it data-secure status similar to the U.S. safe harbor agreement.

Permanent cybersecurity team established for EU institutions

European institutions on Wednesday beefed up their cyber security by establishing a permanent Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU).

New EU rules on standardization to boost IT procurement

The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a new system of standards across the EU.

EU's Kroes says Europe's copyright laws are outdated

Copyright laws are holding back potentially life-saving research said the EU's top digital lawmaker on Monday.

EU watchdog clears UK mobile wallet venture

Europe's competition watchdog on Wednesday closed an in-depth investigation and approved plans by three British telecoms companies to create a joint 'mobile wallet'...

Proposed EU radio reshuffle could mean more spectrum for 5GHz Wi-Fi

The European Commission has no plans to force spectrum license holders to give free access to their frequencies.

EU Commissioner Warns Member States to Back Broadband in New Budget

Europe's Digital Agenda Commissioner has warned E.U. member states that they cannot get away with not supporting broadband roll-out and next generation networks...