Jennifer Baker Brussels correspondent, IDG News Service

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

European Commission Locks Horns With Germany Over Data Retention Law

European Union regulators have warned Germany that it must implement the controversial Data Retention Directive within one month or face legal action and...

Want to Handcuff a Politician? Free Software Activists Will Help

Free software activists are to send handcuffs to 100 European legislators to highlight their concerns about vendor tie-in.

EU Commissioner: States Must Work Together on Cybersecurity

Internet security cannot be left to the national security agencies said the E.U.'s Digital Agenda Commissioner on Wednesday as she outlined her plans for a...

EU Asked to Approve UK's 'Project Oscar' Mobile Wallet

Europe's antitrust regulators are examining whether major British telecoms companies should be allowed to go ahead with plans to create so-called “mobile...

EU Weighs Investigation of Collusion Among Mobile Operators

Europe's top antitrust regulator is considering an investigation against the European Union's five biggest telecommunication companies for possible...

New Net Neutrality Study Leads to Calls for EU Legislation

Blocking voice over IP and peer-to-peer Internet traffic is common in the European Union says E.U. regulator BEREC leading to calls for an E.U. net neutrality...

Apple, Publishers Must Address All Allegations Before E-book Case Can Be Closed, EU Says

Apple along with five ebook publishers must address all the European Commission's antitrust concerns before any settlement can be reached warned the European...

Proposed EU Data Laws Under Fire From Both Sides

Proposed new European laws on data protection have come under fire from both sides this week.

European Watchdog Pushes for Do Not Track Protocol

The European Commission's working group on data protection has warned members of the online advertising industry that their current approach does not comply with...

German Court Overturns Ban on Apple Sales in Motorola Mobility Case

Apple has won a significant battle in its ongoing patent war with Motorola Mobility as a German court ruled on Monday that Motorola cannot block the sales of...

Neelie Kroes Tells Vodafone's Colao More Regulation Is Good for Customers, Good for Him

Vodafone's warning that caps on roaming charges would cost jobs has provoked ire in European Union institutions.

Mobile Network Operators Set Guidelines for App Privacy

Amid growing concerns over the privacy policies of mobile phone apps, the GSMA has published a set of guidelines that aims to give users more transparency...

European Commission to Refer ACTA Treaty to EU's Highest Court

The European Court of Justice is to rule on the legality of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), but Commissioners remain bullish about...

Microsoft Complains to the EU About Motorola Mobility

Microsoft has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility for alleged abuse of essential patents.

Copyright Holders Dealt Blow in EU Social Networking Case

Copyright holders cannot force social networking sites to install filters to prevent illegal file-sharing the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday.