Jennifer Baker Brussels correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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EU politicians pledge net neutrality and data privacy to gain votes

European Parliament candidates sign "charter of digital rights"

ICANN's cozy relationship with the U.S. must end, says European Union

Internet governance should be more global according to a new EU policy paper

EU politicians split over digital copyright levies

An overhaul of EU copyright levies sparks debate

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Google's promises to EU aren't good enough for U.S. consumer group

Google's rivals in the EU have not ruled out legal action against competition authorities.

Europe's online music players get a break from new EU copyright law

Legal streaming and downloading will be cheaper and easier, lawmakers say.

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EU's copyright do-over delayed a month

The EU's overhaul of its copyright system needs more public feedback, government officials say.

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Confusion over EU data protection watchdog resolved

The current privacy czar will stay in the job for another 10 months

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Hit Google where it hurts to enforce data protection, urges EU Commissioner

Today's maximum fines are just pocket money to Google, and stronger sanctions are needed to guarantee compliance, said Viviane Reding

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Former WTO boss to lead EU study of how to use TV broadcast spectrum

The EU could make better use of spectrum in the UHF band, said a European Commissioner

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EU politicians doubt that fighting terrorism is only reason for U.S. surveillance

EU report also calls for safe harbor agreement to be suspended

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Europe faces data protection vacancy

No suitable candidates applied for the job of EU data protection czar

EU to reject Google's latest efforts to avoid an antitrust fine

The European Commission says Google's proposal to settle an E.U. antitrust case is not good enough and there is "little time left" to resolve the three-year case.

Snowden speech to EU parliament could torpedo U.S. trade talks

Congressman Mike Rogers warns the EU that inviting Snowden to speak would damage ongoing trade talks.

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SAP co-CEO to influence EU Internet taxation rules

Co-CEO of SAP will advise lawmakers on how to tax Europe's digital economy