Jennifer Baker Brussels correspondent, IDG News Service

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

European Parliament Agrees to Send Airline Passenger Data to US

The European Parliament on Thursday approved a controversial data transfer agreement with the United States despite splitting the body.

EU Parliament Wants Tighter Monitoring of Internet Censorship

The European Parliament has called for new rules to monitor internet censorship by autocratic regimes.

EU Asks for Help on Regulating the Internet of Things

In an effort to stay head of the technology, the European Commission is calling for opinions on how to regulate wirelessly connected devices.

EU Investigates UK Mobile Payments Plan

Europe's competition watchdog has opened an in-depth investigation into plans by three British telecoms companies to create a joint “mobile wallet” venture.

More Criticism for Anti-piracy Agreement in Europe

A wide cross section of groups and individuals spoke out against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a European Parliament event on Wednesday.

Expedia, Tripadvisor File Antitrust Complaints Against Google in Europe

Tripadvisor and Expedia are the two latest companies to complain to Europe's competition regulators about Google.

European Commission Opens Antitrust Investigation of Motorola Mobility

Europe's top competition regulators have launched two antitrust investigations into Motorola Mobility.

Telefónica Fine for Anti-competitve Broadband Upheld

Spanish telecoms operator Telefónica has lost its latest bid to avoid a €152 million fine for blocking competition in Spain's broadband market.

Did Google Abuse Its Dominant Position? EU Decision Expected Within Days

A ruling from the European Commission on allegations that Google abused its dominant market position is expected within days.

EU to Cap Mobile Roaming Charges for Travelers

In a speedy show of consensus, the European Union's three law making institutions have agreed new rules that will cut mobile phone roaming charges for consumers...

EU to Get Tough on Cybercrime, File-sharers to Be Spared

The European Commission is to get tough on cybercrime it revealed on Wednesday, but won't target illegal file-sharing.

EU Parliament to Vote on ACTA Without Waiting for a Court Decision

Campaigners against the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) are hailing as a success the decision by the European Parliament's trade committee not to...

EU Civil Liberties Officials Give Surprising OK to US Data Transfer Deal

In a shock turnaround, members of the European Parliament's civil liberties committee voted on Tuesday to endorse a controversial data transfer agreement with...

Open Source Group Urges EU Parliament Staff to Reject Microsoft 'bribe'

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is urging workers at the European Parliament not to accept free licenses to Microsoft programs saying it would be a breach...

EU Parliament Looks Set to Reject Passenger Data Deal With the US

The European Parliament looks set to reject an agreement with the United States to hand over personal data of airline passengers.