Paul MellerIDG News Service

Google Transit Launches in Europe

Google Monday launched Transit, an add-on service to Google Maps.

EU Data Protection Chief Slams Secret ACTA Talks

An anti-counterfeiting trade agreement being negotiated by the US, EU and others in secret potentially runs roughshod over EU data protection requirements

Leaked ACTA Draft Treaty Reveals Plans for Net Clampdown

In anticounterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA) talks, the U.S., E.U. and others discuss holding ISPs liable for their subscribers' illegal file-sharing.

DOJ, EC Clear Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal

The DOJ and European Commission granted Microsoft and Yahoo an unconditional approval of their plan to work together in the field of Internet search Thursday.

EU Approves HP's 3Com Acquisition

The European Commission has approved HP's acquisition of 3Com.

European Parliament Blocks Bank Data Transfer Deal With U.S.

The European Parliament Thursday voted to block an agreement to allow European citizens' financial data to be analyzed by American authorities.

European Parliament Blocks Bank Data Transfer Deal With U.S.

The European Parliament Thursday voted to block an agreement to allow European citizens' financial data to be analyzed by American authorities.

EC's Reding Faults Facebook on Protecting Children

Social networking sites need to tighten up their privacy settings epspecially to protect kids, European commissioner Viviane Reding said Tuesday.

US-EU Data-sharing Faces Threat From European Parliament

The European Parliament will likely reject a deal with the US to allow the bank data of EU citizens to be scrutinized by American border authorities.